Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fibro Product Review: China Gel

At my second appointment with RNA we talked about non-pharmaceutical ways to manage pain. I was given a sample of China-Gel to try out.
I tried it out that night and just LOVED it! The smell is a little strong, but not unpleasant in my opinion. It's like Vicks Vaporub with a bit of lavender in it. It brought my back pain from about an 8-9 to a 5 in about 4 minutes flat. After that it continued to have a soothing "cool-heat" for about 30 minutes. I call it "cool-heat" because that is how it felt to me. It was cool, but kind of warming at the same time. It felt great on my muscles.

The active ingredients are: menthol, camphor, ginseng extract, angelica extract, lavender oil, aloe vera, and witch hazel.

You too can get a free sample! All you have to do is send your name, address, and $1 in shipping and handling to them. Click here for more info.

After trying your sample you may want to order some, I know I do!
Order China-Gel

The only downside is that this is a bit on the more expensive side. I was given some other samples that I will be reviewing as well.

Do you know of a non-pharmaceutical pain treatment that has worked for you? Have you tried China-Gel? Tell me about it, and I will feature your comments in the next post!


  1. I've used Biofreeze, Fibromyalgia024, Salon Pas, and Aveda's Blue Oil. Fibromyaglia024 is my absolute favorite, but it has a very strong smell (not bad, probably about the same as Biofreeze). I like Biofreeze gel--it absorbs quickly. Salon Pas patches barely smell, but don't last as long as the package claims. Blue oil has a great smell, but just makes a dent in the pain. It's perfect for use at work.

  2. China gel sounds like liquid glass... with Cold Fire sensation! The "cooling heat" feel really good on sore/tender muscles :3 I don't have fibro, but when I totally messed up my wrist/forearm in volleyball and it didn't get better for a week or so, the doctor gave me one of those cold fire patches and it got better in 2 days!

    Hope you can find something cheaper that works for you :)