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Tiger Balm patch is a flexible pain relieving patch. Once applied, its ingredients penetrate the skin and are absorbed, thus stimulating blood circulation around the area of pain. Its warm penetrating action provides fast, long lasting pain relief.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Adults and children 12 years and over apply to affected area; change patch 1 to 2 times daily. Children under 12 years, consult doctor before use. Reseal pouch containing unused patches.

How to Apply:

  • Clean and dry affected area.
  • Cut oen pouch and remove patch.
  • Remove protective film and apply directly to area of pain.
  • Apply to affected area not more than 3 times daily.
  • Wash hands with soap after applying patch.

    Serving Size 1 patch
    Servings Per Container 5
    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Camphor 80.00 mg **
    Menthol 24.00 mg **
    Capsicum Extract 16.00 mg **
    ** Daily Value (DV) not established

    Other Ingredients: Aluminum glycinate, Eucalyptus Oil, Glycerin, kaolin, Mentha Oil, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyarcylic Acid Solution, Sorbitol Solution, Water

    Warning: For external use only

    When using this product:

    • Use only as directed
    • Do not get into eyes or on mucous membranes
    • Do not apply to wounds, damaged or irrated skin
    • Do not bandage or cover with any type of wrap except clothing
    • Do not use with a heating pad or apply external heat
    • Do not use 1 hour prior to bathing or 30 minutes after bathing.
    Stop use and ask a doctor if:
    • Condition worsens.
    • Severe skin irritation occurs.
    • Pain persists for more than 7 days.
    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a healthcare professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact Poison Control Center right away. Other Information. This product may cause allergic reaction in some individuals. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.

Health Notes

Coping with Chronic Back Pain

Coping with Chronic Back Pain
Coping with Chronic Back Pain: Main Image
Some people wrongly believe they just have to live with the pain
As many people know, low back pain can seriously interfere with a person's social and work life. A recent report published in the British Medical Journal suggests that though a third of people usually recover completely within 12 months, certain factors can delay chronic low back pain recovery.

Pain and disability affect recovery time

In this study, 406 people with recent onset of chronic (defined as at least three months) low back pain were followed for one year. Participants were interviewed to determine how their conditions improved on measures of pain intensity, disability, and ability to work. Factors associated with delayed recovery of chronic low back pain included:

  • High disability levels or high pain intensity levels at the onset of chronic back pain
  • Low level of education in the person with back pain
  • Greater perceived risk of persistent pain from the back pain sufferer

Other studies have shown both more and less time needed for complete recovery.

Tips for dealing with chronic low back pain

As much as 30% of the adult population may suffer from chronic low back pain. Fortunately, there are important steps people can take to keep their backs healthy or speed recovery:

  • See a doctor. Don't diagnose yourself. If you suffer from persistent back pain of any type see a primary care doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Some people may also seek the help of a chiropractic doctor for low back pain.
  • Follow-up. It's so important to follow-up with your doctor after your first visit and let him or her know how you are doing. Too often, people go to their doctor initially but don't follow-up to let them know what is and isn't working. Some people wrongly believe they just have to live with the pain. There is much a doctor can do such as adjust medications, refer you to physical therapy or other specialists, suggest regular exercises, or recommend complementary therapies such as massage. If your pain persists, check in with your doctor.
  • Learn good posture. It is important to learn correct postures for sitting, standing, and lifting that help strengthen and support your back without adding strain. It's also important to adjust standing, seating, or computer positioning in your work space to prevent or relieve back strain. Ask your employer if they have experts that can help improve your work space or working conditions to avoid injury.
  • Ask about exercise. While you may not be able to exercise during episodes of acute back pain, for some types of injury, exercise may help. Ask your doctor for exercise recommendations that may help relieve and prevent back pain. Your doctor may also recommend a physical therapist who can teach you exercises to strengthen your back, arms, and legs and help relieve pain.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Feeling tired can worsen pain of any type, so it is important to get plenty of sleep each night and to talk with your doctor if you are not sleeping well.
  • Complementary therapies may ease back pain. Talk with your doctor about complementary therapies that can ease back pain such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, tai chi, or relaxation exercises.

    (BMJ 2009;339:b3829doi:10.1136/bmj.b3829)

Jane Hart, MD, board-certified in internal medicine, serves in a variety of professional roles including consultant, journalist, and educator. Dr. Hart, a Clinical Instructor at Case Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, writes extensively about health and wellness and a variety of other topics for nationally recognized organizations, websites, and print publications. Sought out for her expertise in the areas of integrative and preventive medicine, she is frequently quoted by national and local media. Dr. Hart is a professional lecturer for healthcare professionals, consumers, and youth and is a regular corporate speaker.
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4.0

Very effective

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Pros

  • Effective
  • Simple to Use
  • Soothing
  • True Tiger Balm Power

Cons

  • Adhesive Not Very Strong

Best Uses

  • Ease Pain

Comments about Tiger Balm® Pain Relieving Patch:

Used this for chronic neck pain in lieu of Tiger Balm from a bottle. It's less messy, more effective than the balm itself (because the pad stays on) and very economical. Wasn't sure if medicine would be as strong as Tiger Balm but it was - and even better than balm, in fact. Adhesive isn't the strongest, and in "bendy" places like my neck this posed a slight problem. But I used a couple of strips of tape and it was fine. I bought several boxes and gave a couple to my parents.

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