There are 4 buttons that control the device:

  1.  Power ON/OFF button
  2.  PLUS (+) button to increase intensity
  3. MINUS (–) button to decrease intensity
  4. PAUSE button to pause treatment
  • Turn on device AFTER you have completed the first 4 steps in Directions for Use.
  • Please charge battery at least 1x per week.

Directions for Use

See User’s Manual for Detailed Instructions

Clean your skin with a damp washcloth in the location the electrodes are to be placed.
Plug ELECTRODE CONNECTORS into blue LEADWIRE CABLE CONNECTORS. Either electrode can be attached to either blue leadwire cable.
Place electrodes on body. At least one ROUND electrode must be placed over the pain site. See and follow Electrode Placement Examples below.
Orient LEVER on cable CONNECTOR so it is aligned with its mating keyhole inside the CABLE RECEPTOR in the device. GENTLY slide cable CONNECTOR into CABLE RECEPTACLE so it clicks in place.
Press Power Button to turn unit on. Start up screen should read 0.0%.
Start treatment by pressing the PLUS (+) button.
Continue to press the PLUS (+) button throughout the treatment so that a steady strong but comfortable tingling and pressure sensation is felt under the electrode(s) covering the pain site(s).
Unit turns off automatically at end of 30 minute treatment.
Plug AC Charger into AC RECEPTACLE and other end into a standard wall outlet to recharge the battery. Unit provides up to 4 treatments on a single charge..

Getting started videos

Electrode Placement Rationale

BioWaveHOME® electrode placements are different from conventional electrical stimulation. The mixing of the patented therapeutic signals occurs in a 3.5-inch hemishpere, not along the surface of the skin between the electrodes. As a result, electrodes need to be placed directly over locations of pain, or one electrode over a single location of pain and a second over a comfortable location to recieve stimulation – typically over a bony prominence near the treatment site.

BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes

The BioWaveHOME Pain Therapy System can be used with 3 different sized sets of BioWave Noninvasive Electrodes to focus the active electrical fields to different parts of the body:

1. B-Sets    2. E-Sets    3. U-Sets

B-Set: Pain in Two Locations​

The B-set is comprised of two 2.0″ diameter round equal area pain site electrodes for treating:
  • directly over 2 locations of pain;
  • over the region or source of pain, and over the most painful location that is closest to the origin of pain (for example, for sciatica, one pad is placed over the spine (origin) and one pad is placed on the buttock (most painful location closest to origin);
  • one inch apart from one another to treat a large area of pain

The B-Set is used for treating pain in the following areas

  • pain in one or two locations in the back including, buttocks, lower back or mid back region
  • radiculopathies (radiating pain down the back or side of the leg)
  • pain in the two locations in the hip or groin
  • pain in two locations in the cervical spine, shoulders or knees
  • pain centered directly in the spine
  • pain presenting in a large area  

E-Set: Pain in a Single Location - Extremities​

One 1.375” diameter round electrode placed over the pain site, andone 2” x 4” rectangular dispersive electrode placed over a bonyprominence – a comfortable location to receive stimulation.
Pain conditions treated with E-set Electrodes include: 

  • One location of pain on extremities including knees, ankles, feet, toes, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers

U-Set: Pain in a Single Location - Mid-torso​

One 2.0” diameter round electrode placed over the pain site,and one 5” x 8” rectangular dispersive electrode placedhorizontally across the lumbar area.
Pain conditions treated with U-set Electrodes include:
  • One location of pain in the mid-torso part of the body including:ribs, obliques, hips, buttocks, groin, adductors, abductors,gluteus maximus, hamstrings and quadriceps

Electrodes must never touch each other

  • Minimum Spacing Between Electrodes = 1 inch
  • No Maximum Spacing Between Electrodes

Do NOT use electrodes if:

  • The metal portion of the wire is exposed; or
  • The gel has peeled apart from the black carbon surface

Pro Tips

Body position during treatment

Position of the body during treatment is important. Generally, the tissue being treated should be a little taut or in a stretch position. Generally, sitting in a supported position in a chair, couch, or bed is best for most treatment locations on the body. See User’s Manual for more detailed information on optimal Body Position for different treatment locations.

Motion during treatment

The sensation from the treatment is a deep smooth tingling and pressure sensation as the muscle is held in tension in the volume of tissue being treated. Motion may cause a stonger or weaker sensation and will cause the location of the internal electrical field to shift slightly. Shifting of the electrical field is most prevalent when treating the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, and feet.

The goal is to gently move the joint at the location to shift the sensation caused by the electrical field so that it focuses directly onto and encompasses the primary location of pain. This is a fine tuning of the treatment that will provide the best treatment results.

Electrode Placement Examples

  1. Pads must not touch each other when the unit is turned on – one inch is the minimum spacing.
  2. Pads are reusable but must be tacky to the touch. If not, please use a new set of pads.
  3. Pads can typically be reused 8-10 times.
Areas of treatment


Radiating Neck or Cervical Pain

Neck or Cervical Pain in Two Locations

Bilateral Neck or Cervical Pain

Neck or Cervical Pain in Multiple Discs



Temporomandibular Joint Pain or Pain Along Trigeminal Nerve

Shoulder Pain Throughout the Joint or Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder Pain in Two Locations

Pain at Top or Throughout Shoulder (e.g. AC Sprain or Frozen Shoulder )


Pain in Front of Shoulder (e.g. Biceps Tendinitis)

Pain in Back of Shoulder (e.g. Infraspinatus Strain)

Pain in Edge of Shoulder (e.g. Rotator Cuff Tendinitis)

Trapezius Pain in One Location (under small round pad


Trap Pain in Two Locations (e.g. Bilateral Trapezius Pain)

Ankles & Feet

Plantar Fasciitis

Achilles Tendinitis (Primary Pain in Achilles Tendon)

Achilles Tendinitis (Primary Pain in Heel)

Achilles Tendinitis (Pain in Heel and Achilles Tendon)

Ankles & Feet

Lateral Low Ankle or Foot Pain in One Location

Foot or Ankle Pain in Two Locations, High Ankle Sprain

Low Back

Radiating Back Pain – One Pad Over Origin of Pain, One Pad Over First Pain Site Closest to Origin (Pads Must be on Skin)

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain; Pain from Interstitial Cystitis

Back Pain Over Large Area (e.g. Rotational Strain)

Ankles, Feet & Toes

Pain from Diabetic Neuropathy (Tibial Nerve Stimulation)

Foot Pain Beneath Ankle on Inside of Heel in One Location

Pain in Top of Foot (e.g. Metatarsal or Neuroma Pain

Pain in Toe Joint (e.g. Turf Toe or Phalange Pain)


Pain in Outside of Elbow (e.g. Lateral Epicondylitis)

Pain in Inside of Elbow (e.g. Medial Epicondylitis)

Pain Behind Elbow (e.g. Triceps Tendinitis)


Pain in back of wrist. Second pad on front of wrist (e.g. Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)

Pain in front of wrist. Second pad on back of wrist (e.g. Sprains, Strains, Tendinosis)

Thumb pain (e.g. thumb or UCL Sprain)

Pain in finger joints


Pain Above Knee (e.g. Quadriceps Tendinitis)

Pain Below Kneecap (e.g. Patellar Tendinitis)

Pain in Inside of Knee (e.g. Bursitis, OA, MCL Sprain)

Pain in Outside of Knee (e.g. Bursitis, OA, LCL Sprain)


Pain in Back Side of Knee (e.g. PCL Sprain)

Pain Throughout Entire Knee (e.g. OA or Total Knee Replacement)

Pain Towards the Front of the Knee (e.g. ACL Sprain)


Calf Pain in One Location (e.g. Gastrocnemius Strain)

Calf Pain – Round Pad is Over Pain Site, Rectangular Pad is Angled Across Knee


Quadriceps Pain in One Location

Quadriceps Pain Over Large Area


Hamstring Pain in One Location

Hamstring Pain Over Large Area


Pain in Outside of Knee (e.g. Bursitis, OA, LCL Sprain)

Illiotibial (IT) Band

Pain in Illiotibial (IT) Band in One Location

Pain in Illiotibial (IT) Band in Two Locations



Rib or Oblique Pain in One Location

Groin Pain in One Location

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When Not to Use BIOWAVE