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Does menthol oil help you?

Oct 26, 2016 5:43 PM

So I've saw quite a few people talking about different pain ointments and oils. My acupuncturist recommended a liquid called "white flower." It has menthol, camphor and wintergreen in it. It smells pretty potent but I've found quite a few uses for it. Sometimes my skin can't stand even touching pant legs and if I put some of this on it numbs the skin just enough that I'm not so bothered by clothes. Or if my bad knee is giving me problems it helps with some of the pain. I've found it on amazon so I can more and if anyone is interested I can post the link.

Oct 26, 2016 7:08 PM

That stuff always feels like it's burning me. I would personally rather go without than use it.

Oct 26, 2016 9:02 PM

That's too bad. Sometimes I do find it a little too much but I get more benefit days than overload days at least as far as the white flower goes.

Oct 27, 2016 10:04 AM

I like it. I had to get used to the burn, but now it's a nice sensation on my neck/back to break the monotony of the chronic pain.

I also like how it's not very greasy or messy either. For an even stronger effect/burn, I use it after the shower when my pores are open (warning: this is very strong burn).

I don't use it before sleep however, since the smell of the menthol keeps me up.

Oh, and I've seen this in a few different Asian grocery stores in the US.

Oct 27, 2016 10:39 AM

If it burns its too strong. try cutting it with a carrier oil.

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