This funny pain relief patch story starts a few years ago in the middle of a freezing winter. I was a student living in a residential building, and on my way to school one morning after a particularly icy storm, I fell down the outside stairs of the building.
Not graceful, holding onto the railing, type of falling. But the kind you see in movies where the person’s swept off their feet as soon as they hit the ice, and lands swiftly on their behind.
Except I didn’t land on my behind because I was walking down a set of stairs, so I got solid contact with the stair on my lower back. Ouch.
I thought I had broken something because it was so painful, but when I limped my way over to the health services they told me that I wouldn’t have been able to walk if I had broken something. I thanked them profusely for the good news, and the lack of helpful advice and was on my way.
That night my boyfriend recommended I apply a Chinese pain relief patch, that his parents had given him.
I had seen commercials for pain-relieving creams and similar things, and I had used Arnica gel for bruises from my martial arts days… but this pain relief patch concept was new to me.
So we peeled off the sticky part of the patch and applied it to the deep purple bruise on my lower back. I immediately felt a sense of relief. The smell of the pain relief patch was pretty strong, it had a minty feel to it, and it immediately relieved the pain.
I took it slow for the next couple of days and kept the pain relief patch on. A few days later I removed the pain relief patch (which was a bit of a painful process because it was so thoroughly “glued on”) and the bruise had subsided.
I praised Chinese medicine, and went back to my usual life. I didn’t know where my boyfriend’s parents had bought this pain relief patch, or what was in it… but I was happy I had it in my time of bruising need.
Now I haven’t had the extreme circumstances that warranted the use of a pain relief patch since that stormy winter day, but after listening to Briana talk about the other ways a pain relief patch can be used for therapeutic purposes really got my mind going.
I did a little bit of research about pain relief patches in general, and now that I’m looking back I can see how most pain relief patches are full of unwelcome ingredients. This is especially important since you’re putting this pain relief patch against your skin, for all of the ingredients to seep into your skin. Eeks.
I’m all about holistic healing, and that’s exactly what the Imbue pain relief patch is based on.
That’s where Imbue is different. Because the Imbue pain relief patch was designed with Chinese medicine principles in mind and has gone through in-depth research and testing to use only the safest and highest quality ingredients for your body to absorb. Now, that’s my kind of alternative medicine!
Okay, so I love all things natural and healthy, but sometimes there’s the doubt that this won’t work as well as a super commercialized big name brand.
So I sent an Imbue pain relief patch to my dad, who often has pain on his foot from an old injury that gets triggered when he walks a lot. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since my experience with pain relief patches was limited to that one big bruise incident, so I didn’t know if it would work for an older inflammation type of pain.
Soon after sending him the Imbue pain patch, my dad called to let me know it worked like a champ! He put it on his foot, and in his words – it took all the pain away. He was able to sleep well after having walked a lot, and he was just so happy to have a pain relief solution that was so easy and also safe and effective.
So all of that to say, I’m a huge fan of Briana’s Imbue pain relief patches, and if you like to be prepared for unexpected situations (even if you don’t live in a snowy-icy land like me!) then grab some of these for yourself.
I hope you got something out of this pain relief patch review, even if it’s just entertainment and maybe a glimpse into the world of Chinese medicine and natural pain relief.
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