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Q: Are herbal patches for muscle pain effective?

Ever since I strained muscle of my upper back playing badminton, I've been feeling the pain every day after walking/pulling/lifting pretty much anything.

 

I was thinking about trying the herbal patches you put on the skin and was wondering if anyone had tried these before?

8 years 3 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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Not sure about the herbal patches but I used Icy hot before and it works like it said it would work. Use it if it works and for me Icy Hot works!

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You bascially need a good massage (or 6).

 

The herbal patches are designed to put heat into the area, which will increase blood-flow, and therefore (supposedly) to remove the excess stuff faster while it is healing. Coincidentally, it will release a few chemicals for pain mitigation

 

But, trust me, a few good massages over a  couple of weeks, and you'll be fine! (unless you've done some serious damage).

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I've pulled my lower back muscle a few weeks ago and I tried the herbal patches- it does really work if you don't mind the smell.  The pain went away after a few days of using the patches.  "Weishi Ciliao Gutongtie" that's the english name for the patches.

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Smashed my shoulder awhile ago and swear by the patches

However If I were you test it on your skin before you go the hole hog

as some peoples skin can react to it.

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