Active Ingredients: Mugwort 1x 7.5% (pain), Astragalus 1x 5% (pain)
Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bing Pian, Chen Xiang, Chuan Xiong, Dan Shen, Ding Xiang, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Gan Jiang, Hai Tong Pi, Jing Jie, Mu Gua, Rou Gui, Sang Ji Sheng, Wu Jia Pi, Xiao Hui Xi
Uses: For aches and pain associated with arthritis due to injury
Warnings: For external use only. Avoid Eyes. Keep out of reach of children. If the product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use if tamper evident seal is broken.
Directions: Massage directly into areas of aches and pain. Can be used during a therapeutic massage.
While the overall qualities of warmth and heat have long been associated with comfort and relaxation, heat therapy goes a step further and can provide both pain relief and healing benefits for many types of lower back pain.
Many episodes of muscle pain (back, legs, arms, shoulders, neck) result from strains and over-exertions, creating tension in the muscles and soft tissues around the spine and bones. As a result, this restricts proper circulation and sends pain signals to the brain.
- Heat therapy application can help provide relief through several mechanisms:
- Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
- Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.
- Heat application facilitates stretching the soft tissues, including muscles, connective tissue, and adhesions. Consequently, with heat therapy, there will be a decrease in stiffness as well as injury, with an increase in flexibility and overall feeling of comfort.