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Bliss Blew Into My Being Riding On a Blanket Stack

While I have been a yoga teacher for over 1o years I have not always taken the best care of my personal yoga practice.  Running a fitness studio, being a doula and parenting three children did not leave me enough time for my own personal effective yoga practice.  Well, that is a little bit of an untruth.  The real reason I am in pain is because I had not yet let go of ego.

Yes, I said it.  I have in the past had a larger ego than I currently do. Not the healthy type of ego either that keeps us alive and choosing the path of self preservation.  I indulged in the type of unhealthy ego that many individuals with body image disorders do – that ego that compares you and your self worth with everyone else around you.  My ego in particular liked to prey on my feelings of insecurity around my weight and being in an industry fraught with lean, toned, almost impossible to attain bodies bending into ridiculously compressed positions.  So for me, the more I pushed myself into poses, the harder I worked my muscles, the more I ached after a class, or the further I went into a pose the less I worried about people perceiving me as “less than” because of my fuller figure.

I also ran my own business which required me to teach until 40 weeks pregnant, and go back to work less than 2 weeks postpartum in order to pay rent, instructor’s salaries and for groceries.  I wasn’t the type of newly liberated woman who could make the statement  “I’m skipping maternity leave because my job is important” – I would have loved to stay home and relax with my newborns for even a full six weeks, I can’t imagine saying no to a paid maternity leave of any type.

The stage was set for pain.  Ten pound babies, 40 classes a week teaching aerobics and power yoga with hundreds of planks takes a toll on the pregnant and postpartum body.  Sixteen months after my daughter was born I was still experiencing searing pain in my SI Joint (posterior near the hip) and buttocks, my inner groin (I suffered through diastasis symphysis pubis, something I wouldn’t wish on anyone) and my lower back.  I made old man sounds every time I got off the couch, so many that my little sponge of a daughter started to grunt when she would stand up in solidarity with me.

What changed? I started teaching a prenatal yoga class at Yoga-Rhythms in Lisle, IL.  Years ago I used to take Svaroopa yoga with the same owner at a different location, many pounds, children and years ago when I was youthfully flexible and in class just to relax after a workout.  Now I attend classes every two days to manage my pain and release anxiety. And it works. Really works. If you let go.

Letting go is supposed to be a big part of yoga – letting go can’t truly occur if you are getting dressed up with $150 yoga pants to go to class for whatever the reason – because you can, because everyone else does, because your butt looks great, because you saw an ad for them – you are possessed by your possession still. You haven’t let go if you intensely stare at yourself in a mirror while instructed to push yourself as far as possible while your body goes through the stages of heat stroke – and shocker – the teacher leading you isn’t teaching yoga. I’m sorry to say this and I know some people will disagree ardently with me on these points but there is nothing to argue about.  If you care how you look in a pose, if you care about being seen in class, if you care about how far you can go or if you are addicted, drawn to a certain name on the marquee, only feel like you get something out of the practice if you look like you escaped from somewhere, are drenched, red faced, sore – you get the picture – you aren’t practicing true yoga. You are stagnant, stuck within the Annamaya kosha. I was once there too so I know it can seem as though you are truly practicing yoga and you may be going through the motions, making a good show, even living a very yogic life – I was but I wasn’t truly practicing.

blnk Yoga is about “removing the root cause of suffering and pain.” The first sign that my yoga practice wasn’t authentic were anxiety and panic attacks.  Then came pain. I could also say then came some medical conditions (tumors, gallstones, questionable skin tags, etc) but that may not be a fair assumption.  To those on the outside I had a steady yoga practice and taught daily but to me I was missing something – missing that feeling of bliss.  Sure, I took classes where I felt good at the end, felt like I stretched or got a workout, learned something new – but the bliss was missing.

Then I started taking Svaroopa classes again and the bliss blew back into my being it rode in on a stack of blankets.  I left the first class a little sore and if you saw the class from the outside looking in you would have a “What the? How could that be?” expression on your face.  The style is beyond gentle, it involves lots of blankets and propping – lots of letting go and even more self awareness.  You can’t get through more than 5 minutes of a class without hearing “Do you notice the difference?” or “Does it feel different?” or “How do you feel now?” you get the idea, teachers want you to contemplate your practice, something that is missing in many of the fly by night certifications out there. Teachers in this lineage receive a great deal of training I can attest as a yoga instructor with a great deal of training behind me that I had to let go of.  It isn’t that Svaroopa Yoga (now in its 21st year) is that far removed from “ normal yoga” – it is truly ingrained in the heart of yoga – it just isn’t as capitalized or commercialized and that may be why you haven’t heard of this amazing answer to pain problems.

For me it has been a journey of letting go not just of pain but of that evil ego.  Every time I mention this in class a teacher will say “Why do you have an ego about this?” or “why wouldn’t you want to use more blankets, don’t you want to feel bliss?” I do, I do! But my ego has a hard time admitting that all of these years I have been over stretching ligaments and tendons, listening to instructors tell me to go “more straight” or “deeper” into a pose and all the time piling on more pain for myself.  Its hard to look around a class and see “normal students”, average sized men and women of all ages not pushing themselves.  There is no-one to be “more flexible than” no-one to compare myself to and that was the hardest part – realizing my self worth isn’t tied to anyone else’s.

This revelation couldn’t have come at a better time – I’m ready to move on from teaching yoga and start a new/old career in academic teaching.  I have been practicing Vipassana meditation more seriously and learning to wish peace and loving kindness to others in situation where I once may have compared/judged myself. I’ve taken it a step further into wishing happiness to others in their situation instead of feeling jealous or dejected and it is very liberating to be detached. 

Four, maybe five weeks have passed and each class I attend I find new areas to release, I come up against new blocks now that I am getting into the muscles instead of stretching superficial tissues and I am pain-free. The potential to be pain free in one class really does exist, but the more you go – the more you let go. 

Grab a Foam Roller and #MuscleJel for #Aches @skyyogastudio .com

If post-exercise aches and pains are holding you back, than we’ve got just what you need to get you up on your feet in no time. Below are two simple solutions that effectively diminish muscle soreness and tightness so you can carry on with your day, pain-free:

FOAM ROLLER

Fitness experts and AS ONE co-founders, Mark Merchant and George Vafiades recommend using a foam roller for 15 minutes after each training session. Gently roll your body weight back and forth across the roller while targeting affected muscles like your glutes, hamstrings, quads, IT bands, calves, and upper back. Foam rolling rids the muscles of lactic acid and lengthens the tissue, which will help you recover faster and ultimately better prepare you for your next workout.

MUSCLE JEL

Muscle Jel is a professional-grade, therapeutic, pain-relieving gel that provides fast-acting relief to the aches and pains associated with muscles and joints. Powered by 3.5% menthol in conjunction with camphor, this greaseless gel is the preferred external anesthetic of physical therapists, chiropractors, podiatrists and other medical professionals around the world. It’s available in five, convenient delivery methods: spray, glide-on, tube, pump and 24-pack individual dose packets.

About AS ONE:

Created in 2010 by two of New York City’s most sought after personal trainers, Mark Merchant (founder of ALTA Physical Therapy) and George Vafiades (Ironman; US Triathlon Level 1 coach), AS ONE high intensity interval training is designed to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance through the use of non-conventional apparatuses such as ropes, sandbags, and landmines. With class size limited to 16 participants, AS ONE training provides the motivation and support of a group dynamic while maintaining the personal attention and customization of a one-on-one session. Each activity is tailored according to individuals’ capabilities and needs, and every member works to their own maximum ability, making the program ideal for all fitness levels. AS ONE’s studio is located in Midtown Manhattan. For more information, please visit www.as1effect.com.

I received Muscle Jel for review, I received no compensation.

It couldn’t have come at a better time as I was battling a lot of soreness after my ER trip for chest pain and tightness that later turned out to be Costochondritis (kos-toe-KHON-dri-tis), an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum).Pain caused by costochondritis may mimic that of a heart attack or other heart conditions and it isn’t fun.  After the anti-inflammatory did its work I was still feeling sore and stiff – tandem night nursing little ninjas doesn’t help – with all the pressure on muscles and joints, and twisting.  So I keep the Muscle Jel by my bedside.  I did notice a very strong menthol smell at first application but it did not linger, I do not mind this smell personally but just mention it.  The Muscle Jel was fast acting, a warming sensation that was not too intense and definitely helped to relax the tissues.

Unlike other topicals that can come back and bite you later in the day Muscle Job never “flared” or “heated” up after the initial application to my neck.  My husband has been having hip flexor pain and his regular balm wasn’t cutting it, plus it seemed to be traveling into the “no fly zone”.  He found the Muscle Jel to provide direct, on contact relief.  In fact he only did one morning application and the rest of the day was pain free unlike previous days.  We both preferred the Muscle Jel packets to the spray on, the packets provide more control and better application and the more viscous product seemed to penetrate better (it dried faster, the spray was more watery)of course I forgot to wash my hands thoroughly and then put my contacts in – wowzers! my eyes felt refreshed to say the least – a time when the spray would have been preferable.

Muscle Jel has my vote for over the counter topical pain reliever.

Naturally Pain Free Prevent and Treat #ChronicPain @skyyogastudio .com

image002 I was contacted to review “Naturally Pain Free” by LETHA HADADY, DAc (diplomate of acupuncture) and received no compensation, the opinions expressed are completely my own.

Definitely this book is a go to, it is complete, covers many topics and concerns, tonics, surgeries, ailments and traumas. If you are already indoctrinated into herbal or natural medicine, ideas that the blood can be sluggish or “blood stasis” this is your book. It is written and read in a very matter of fact manner, almost a little abrupt in some places.

The foods that we put in our bodies can play a major role in causing pain. Did you know that everyday favorites such as coffee, garlic, and chocolate are beneficial for preventing disease, but can trigger pain?

In her forthcoming book, “Naturally Pain Free”, (ISBN: 9781402265310; July 2012; $15.99 U.S./£10.99; health/nonfiction; trade paperback) leading expert on natural healing remedies, Letha Hadady uses a practical, useful, and most importantly, natural approach to understanding how to eliminate pain.

Naturally Pain Free teaches readers how to identify the real root issues behind their pain and offers natural remedies to heal and prevent pain caused by food triggers, rather than using over-the-counter pain killers and prescription drugs for temporary relief.

Naturally Pain Free suggests many natural remedies for healing food related pain triggers, including:

v Letha’s Pain-Free Cleansing Diet – This two week diet helps you discover what foods are the sources of your pain. This diet can also improve migraines, blemishes, certain allergies, and constipation.

v Smoothies/Raw Juice –Starting your morning off with raw cold juice when digestion is vulnerable can cause headaches by afternoon. Traditional Chinese doctors call that reaction “rising liver fire,” the result of weak digestion. Start your morning off with foods that fortify digestion such as warm tea, toast, or hot cereal.

v Kick The Coffee Habit- Coffee brightens mood and its antioxidants are known to prevent cancer. But for many, coffee causes digestive problems. If you love java, but want to avoid digestive pain, splash cold coffee on your face to awaken your senses. Research suggests that doing so may prevent skin cancer.

v Use Tea to Sooth Pain- Drinking healing teas such a as mulberry leave tea can decrease muscle and joint pain, reduce acid buildup and inflammation in the digestive tract.

v Simple Recipes to Stop Pain- Quick and easy recipes such as Shirataki Noodles with Hummus and Barley Water can be found in the local grocery store and cleanse the digestive tract.

I try to keep a flexible and open mind when reading, but have to be honest that after page xvi of the introduction I couldn’t quite get past how the author juxtaposes the “good pain” that athletes experience when training with what she perceives as the “good pain” of elective plastic surgery or liposuction right after discussing herbs that can help slim you and inches from sentences that tout, “Letha has all natural ways to change your life.  She looks so young!” says Barbara Walters. I am not sure when lipo became a “natural way” but definitely sure cosmetic surgery can make you look young. This part of the introduction seems to be antithetical to the main selling point of the book – living naturally. As a woman who supports natural childbirth I can attest that there is “good pain” like that of child labor, when you achieve a physically challenging task, etc.  but I really do not see liposuction as a “good pain” – nor do I see any medical procedure as a good pain – although many may be life saving in nature their pains are not good.  A recent needle biopsy through my whole trunk under only locals so I could breastfeed afterwards was a very medical pain and very cold, harsh – it wasn’t a warm “good pain” like muscle fatigue, shiatsu massage, and labor and I can’t imagine that someone roding the fat out of your thigh would be a good pain either.

Back to the book. On page one alone Letha wins me back as she prefers increasing pleasure and reversing pain through corrective diet, herbs, massage, meditation and relaxing activities – I am down with pretty much all of these.  I don’t take medications or herbs to be honest – I believe my body strives to be in balance and that if free of major illness my body doesn’t need supplementation.  I draw the line with issues like epilepsy, juvenile diabetes – chronic illnesses that need treatment.  My son has pediatric epilepsy and when it was no longer manageable we turned to modern day medicine and a pharmaceutical approach.  We all have limits to how far we follow our beliefs and my children’s well being is definitely mine. I eat a well balanced diet, being a vegan it is mainly vegetable and fruit based, I love a good massage and my profession allows me time and pays me for what I consider to be relaxing activities and even at times meditation.

An agreeable statement is also that we are left to make choices in a sea of contradictory information and studies which many times are funded by specialty groups and interests. Check out the recent BBC article that explains why fad protein drinks and exercise equipment don’t work.

What I had a hard time doing was deciphering contradictory information from my own sources.  For example skullcap is a listed herb in this book with properties of calming the central nervous system, use in handling ADHD but should not be used for epilepsy.  I have heard from other natural health practitioners, herbalists, etc that skullcap can help with seizures – though again I would never self medicate my children I do look into alternatives to the pharmaceuticals we use to control my child’s epilepsy (which can cause liver damage).  How do you know then who to talk to when there are no studies, no regulation to herbs, and no standardization to dosing? 

This book is full of information covering a wide range of topics and was honestly an interesting read, though there are some areas of concern within the book; discussion of diet, and what to eat – and even anecdotes where Letha literally gives a “diagnosis” of edema and low blood sugar (pg 48) – things that I believe should be handled by medical professionals and scientific testing.  My biggest issue is with the section on Postpartum Depression, possibly Letha does not mean to address PPD here and mainly meant the postpartum period and healing but the discussion centers around a concept of “collapsed qi”, giving symptoms and then recommends pills by a certain company whose aim is to help women regain their strength and balance to feel confident and comfortable.   This is a huge disservice to postnatal women as it merely brushes the surface, makes postpartum depression seem like no big deal – just a lack of strength and sadly does not even mention the option of placenta encapsulation.  For someone claiming natural remedies I am quite shocked, although you can’t recommend an over the counter company for placenta pills so maybe that is why this remedy is left out. A guided meditation is also given but nowhere is there mentioned that a woman should seek support and psychiatric help.  I guess it is ok for the author to look to western medicine for liposuction for getting rid of fat thighs, but women in need should not consult outside help for a life threatening disorder. Shame on the author.  It would have been better to leave this section out then to deal with it so flippantly.

A main concern is most of the statements in this book are given as truths without facts, proof, or research to back them up.  It becomes dangerous when unlicensed individuals begin to take on a medical roll, diagnosing and prescribing treatments.  This is not to say that the information given is wrong, I think all information and guidance, whether from alternative therapists or allopathic practitioners, should be research based and our caregivers should be required to show us the proof otherwise we are roped into just another system and dependency.

#Tips for #PlantarFasciitis #Pain #Remedy @skyyogastudio .com

Early morning foot pain, more like sharp, piercing pain…usually the key indicator of plantar fasciitis.  What a pain in the heel!  Plantar fascia is an important selection of tendons within the sole of your foot.  Tearing any of these tendons can lead to a stabbing discomfort in your foot, most commonly in the morning.  National statistics are difficult to note, since many sufferers unfortunately suffer through the condition, accepting the pain, rather than going to a doctor or making simple lifestyle changes in footwear.

Phil Vasyli, world renowned podiatrist and innovator of Vasyli Medical, who has revolutionized podiatric medicine and orthopedic shoes with his Tri-Planar Motion Control System and his Aided Motion System orthotic technology, comments on the growing health hazard, known as plantar fasciitis.

Who?

  • Wearers of flip flops, ballet flats, high heels and low-cost shoes, without appropriate protection to arch
  • Walking commuters, all ages, who wear flip flops, heels, or ballet flats to work
  • Those with immediate weight gain, includes pregnant women
  • Victims of hypothyroidism
  • Runners
  • Standing Professionals

Vasyli’s tips to prevent Plantar Fasciitis start at choosing better footwear:

  • Avoid cheaply manufactured footwear.  Poor quality materials tend to lead to reduced support, lack of breathability, and poor quality control.
  • Avoid walking around the house barefoot – choose slippers that provide adequate arch support and a deep heel cup to improve balance and posture.
  • Try to keep your fashionable shoes for shorter wearing sessions and avoid daily use.
  • The higher the heel, the more the shoes increases the arch height and also changes the arch position.  So look for high-heeled (1" to 1 1/2" heel maximum) shoes that contour to your arch and distribute your weight over the entire foot, not just the ball of the foot.
  • Look for a firm heel counter and stable midfoot.  Flexible regions should only be near the forefoot.
  • With any shoes, ensure there is a high-quality shock absorbing material in the ball of the foot area to reduce the impact of the ground reaction forces.
  • Last, but not least, consider orthotics to boost up the arch back to its natural position.

#FlipFlops and #FootHealth this #Summer Info for a Better #Yoga Practice @skyyogastudio .com

k5779582 Ever get that burning sensation in the sole of your foot while holding Vraksasana? Are standing balancing poses sometimes debilitating to you?  Maybe you aren’t taking care of your feet.  Although some discomfort is typical when learning new asanas and increasing your challenge, constant pain can be a sign of a chronic condition.  In my yoga paths the feet are considered the doorway to the pose, so little time practicing yoga is spent on the mat compared to our real world practice it makes sense to look at the overall picture of foot health, especially as we don cute flip-flops as the warm weather permits.

Here’s the APMA’s take on keeping flip flops healthy this summer.  In the short video below, the APMA reminds us that with warm weather comes an increase in tendinitis, stress fractures, and other injuries attributed to our favorite footwear, whichever way you call them – flip flops, slippers (slippahs), flatties, or flippies.  In this clip, they give suggestions on how to stop flip flops from becoming a health hazard.

APMA Video: "Keep Flip Flops from Going Wild This Season"

Here are the top 3 misconceptions when choosing flip flops with corrections provided by Dr. Weil and Phil Vasyli (podiatrist and founder of Orthaheel):

  • Comfort: Many claim that comfort is a top priority, however that’s often the last thing they are getting with the flattest flip flops and rubber straps.
    • Correction: Look for shoes with the APMA Seal of Acceptance, which indicates the shoe is considered by experts to promote good foot health and provide proper support to your feet.
  • Support: Sole flexibility, too, is often overlooked as important, coming across with the misconception that flexibility equals flimsy and unsupportive.  Not sure.
    • Correction: Choose a flip flop that bends only at the ball of the foot, not completely in half.  This minimal flexibility indicates the proper balance, arch support, and alignment for healthy feet.
  • Durability: Synthetic materials are less foot friendly than their leather counterparts.
    • Correction: Avoid synthetic materials, as leather is a higher quality and stands up to wear for a longer period of time.  In addition, rubber in the toe post causes rubbing in hot conditions and leads to painful blistering.

Wear flip flops (that meet the above requirements) at the pool, beach, or al fresco cocktail party.  For anything else, wear the appropriate shoes – sneakers or athletic shoes for walking/sports and work or garden shoes for yard work.  Weil Integrative Footwear and Orthaheel align with these guidelines.  To find other brand options, please refer to the APMA.org website.

#Foot #Pain Evaluation Tools Info @skyyogastudio .com

INSTITUTE FOR PREVENTIVE FOOT HEALTH WEB SITE UNVEILS  

  FOOT PAIN SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL   

EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL CAUSES OF FOOT PAIN
WITH ILLUSTRATED THREE-STEP ASSESSMENT  

(Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – Statesville, NC) -  Does your foot hurt? Want to learn what the problem might be? The Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH)’s Foot Pain Self-Assessment Tool, now available at http://www.IPFH.org, is meant to help you do just that.

 

The IPFH assessment condenses a wealth of information into a three-step process, allowing Web visitors to evaluate their particular issues by answering three simple questions. The tool is not a substitute for a visit to a doctor or foot health professional, but may point visitors in that direction. Knowledge of medical terminology is not needed to complete the assessment.

In Step One, visitors view a foot shown from three different angles. They then select the area causing them pain with a simple click of their mouse.

Step Two involves the familiar pain scale. Users rate the level of their pain on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most severe.

With information gathered from the previous steps, Step Three yields information on possible conditions. Possible causes, early prevention tips and typical treatments follow.

"We are committed to making it as easy as possible for people to proactively take care of their feet," said IPFH’s Executive Director Robert P. (Bob) Thompson, a certified pedorthist. "Painful feet often interfere with people’s ability to function and quality of life. Early, appropriate treatment can save days, weeks or months of discomfort and may prevent small problems from worsening. This tool can help make people more aware of the need to take action on any foot problem that causes pain."

To help ensure that feet are optimally protected, IPFH offers a series of Foot Health Tips as well as information on medical conditions that can cause or compound foot problems.

While people of all ages report foot problems, such problems often increase with age. By age 50, the average person will have walked or run 75,000 miles, primarily on hard, unnatural surfaces (concrete, asphalt and hard floors). This contributes to a breakdown of the skin and the protective fat pads beneath the toes, the ball of the foot and the heel.

IPFH advises everyone to consult a doctor if they have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of persistent problems in any area of the feet for more than a few days. People with diabetes or other conditions that affect blood flow to the extremities should have regular foot screenings and inspect their daily.

ABOUT IPFH

The Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness, education, research and the identification of easy-to-follow methods to prevent, treat and manage painful conditions and diseases affecting the feet. IPFH was founded by James L. Throneburg, owner of THORLO, Inc., based on knowledge gained from groundbreaking clinical research conducted with novel padded sock designs donated by THORLO. Both Throneburg and THORLO, Inc. continue to provide financial support for IPFH and to initiate collaborative efforts with its educational partners: the Amputee Coalition and the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA).

#TigerBalm #Pain #Relief Samples Now @skyyogastudio .com

Thatimage’s right we now have the insanely effective Tiger Balm in the studio for you to sample.  Please grab a sample after your workout or yoga class.

Features & Benefits

  • With over 100 years of proven success in over 100 countries, Tiger Balm’s world renowned ointment has proven that ‘it works where it hurts’
  • Tried, tested and trusted by generations, rest assured that whatever your age or lifestyle, Tiger Balm has a remedy made with you in mind
  • The time-proven blend of herbal ingredients in Tiger Balm provides safe and effective topical pain relief without the pills for sore muscles, arthritis, neck and shoulder stiffness, and just about any other aches and pains that may come your way
  • Used by collegiate and professional sports teams

For more information on Tiger Balm go to www.tigerbalm.com

Fibromyalgia Pain Relief BioMedics’ Topricin

Women face unique health challenges and every day millions of women suffer from chronic pain. Research has shown that women generally experience more recurrent and severe pain than men, yet there is still a lack of awareness about pain issues affecting women.

Fibromyalgia is complex chronic pain condition that affects 10 million people and 90% of those diagnosed are women. The condition is often misunderstood and one in three people have never heard of fibromyalgia or do not consider it a disease – yet the pain is very real.  Fibromyalgia affects patients physically, emotionally and socially and interferes with their basic daily activities. The condition is characterized by chronic widespread pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons, numbness and tingling, palpitations, multiple tender points, tension, fatigue, migraine headaches and sleep disturbances.

The soft tissue pain of fibromyalgia is often described as a deep aching, gnawing, shooting or burning sensation that often ranges from mild to severe.
So what can a woman do to relieve these pain symptoms to get on with the basic daily activities in their life?
Natural products such as Topical BioMedics’ Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream are a safe, natural alternative to oral pain medications to help relieve symptoms of pain associated with fibromyalgia.  Topricin is patented for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and is specifically formulated for pain relief that works at the molecular level to help the body heal the damage that is causing the pain.

Lou Paradise, CEO of Topical BioMedics and product formulator of Topricin says that Topricin has been effective in resolving pain for women suffering from fibromyalgia with many reporting they have more energy, are staying more active and that it has helped to reduce or eliminate their dependency on commonly prescribed oral pain medications which can have serious and potentially life threatening side effects.  Fueled by nature not chemicals, Topricin’s combination of eleven natural ingredients support and assist the body to detoxify and stimulate blood flow to increase oxygenation of the skin to speed healing to help user’s enjoy life pain-free.

Topricin is safe and natural and doesn’t use any volatile oils such as camphor, menthol, petroleum or lanolin, fragrances or irritating chemicals. The fast-absorbing cream is odorless and greaseless and is formulated for maximum absorption can be applied many times as needed to relieve pain with no fear of overuse or interference with other medications.
The product is also patented for the treatment of pain associated with neuropathy and is safe for pregnant and nursing women and diabetics.
For pain relief, simply apply Topricin to the “tender points” at the front and back of the neck, trapeze muscle on the shoulders, chest area near the ribs, shoulder blades, upper outer area of hips and buttocks and around the knees.

Women have reported that by using Topricin regularly they feel better and healthier and are staying more active. Although I do not have Fibromyalgia I have used Topricin before and found that it works well as a topical analgesic, even better than those noticeably smellier brands.

Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream is available in a convenient 2-ounce tube (MSRP $16.95) that is just the right size to store in a purse, tote bag or glove compartment for on the go needed relief. The product is also available in two larger sizes: 4-ounce jar (MSRP $24.95) and 8-ounce bottle (MSRP $39.95).
Topricin is available in pharmacies, natural food stores and other fine retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, and other retail stores throughout the U.S., as well as direct from the Topical BioMedics’ online store.
To learn more about Topricin, go to http://www/topricin.com.