Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own and may differ from yours.
Tiger Balm was created by Aw Chu Kin, a Chinese herbalist who was working in the Emperor’s court. He left China and set up a small medicine shop called Eng Aun Tong in Rangoon in the late 1870’s. This is where he made and sold his special ointment that was effective in relieving all kinds of aches and pains. He passed away in 1908 and left his business to his two sons, Aw Boon Haw who’s name means ‘gentle tiger’ and Aw Boon Par who’s name means ‘gentle leopard’. They took the business to Singapore and successfully sold their ointment to surrounding countries and various cities in China. Tiger Balm has since been known as the world’s best-known pain-relieving formulations.
I received Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Ointment and Pain Relieving Patches for review. The Tiger Balm Ultra is a joint and muscle strain ointment. The ointment is non staining. Tiger Balm’s herbal ingredients help to provide a penetrating heat to your muscles to aid in relief. This ointment is the strongest concentration of Tiger Balm’s herbal ingredients to provide penetrating heat to the muscles. This product is used by massage therapists, chiropractors, sports trainers and collegiate and professional sports teams across the country. Tiger Balm is safe for adults and children over the age of 12 years old. It can be applied to the affected area up to 3-4 times daily.
What does Tiger Balm help relive?
Tiger Balm provides a fast and warm comforting relief for join and muscle pain, stiff muscles, arthritis in the hands and joints, backaches caused by overexertion and even backaches during pregnancy.
The patches are also safe for children whom are at least 12 years of age and adults. You can apply the patches 1-2 times a day.
I have Ankylosing Spondylitis which mostly affects my back, but also affects other joints, muscles and even organs. There is not much for daily pain relief, I can no longer take anti inflammatory medications as they have caused ulcers. I’ve been on them for 10 years now, so that’s not all too surprising to me. But I did need to find another way to help relieve my pain. I now work full time after being a stay at home mom for six years, so that in it’s self is quite the change for my muscles alone. Oh and if having a rare form of arthritis wasn’t bad enough in it’s self at just 26 years old, I work in a deli so I am in and out of a cooler all day long.
While I can manage to push through my discomforts and pain, I jumped to the opportunity of reviewing Tiger Balm. I crossed my fingers and toes that Tiger Balm would help provide some sort of relief and it DID! I received almost instant relief when the Ultra Strength Tiger Balm Ointment was applied to my back after working. My back muscles like to tighten through out the day. With the ointment and a little massage every now and then, it has been a huge help.
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