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!
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!