Thursday, May 5, 2011

My personal experiences with Heal-N-Soothe


Short intro to Heal-n-Soothe™.

Heal-N-Soothe is claimed to help reduce inflammation, thereby potentially helping reduce back pain. It comes in pill form, is produced by “Living-Well” and sold thru the online companies “losethebackpain.com” and “livepainfree.com”. One 90 count bottle costs around 60$. That counts for 1 month supply (3 a day).

My background.

Back in 2000 I experienced a spinal disc herniation in my lower back. L4 to be precise. This gave me an extreme lower back pain and kept me chained to bed for over 3 months. Eating pain killers all day long… I was hooked on them and had a hard time cutting back on them when my most severe pain finally came to an end. Because of my young age, the doctors did not recommend a spinal operation. They told me it was better to give it time to heal it self. Now, 11 years later I’m glad I followed their advice. Until last year, I have been as good as pain free. I will never forget that true hell I went thru though. Would the Heal and Soothe have helped me back then? I don’t know. I think maybe not. But if it existed, I would certainly have given it a try.

So, last year my back pain came back to haunt me. This time it was not from a herniated disc, it was muscular – I know the difference – trust me! The pain was bad enough, but not the same as the one I had last time. Now I was at least (barely) able to walk. Everything else was painful. As today I still don’t know what triggered it, maybe because all the long hours spend sitting in front of the computer, maybe walking on hard asphalt every day and total lack of exercise.

Anyway, I didn’t want do go back to those strong pain killers again. I’ve always been attracted to natural alternative medicine, as different herbs have helped my greatly for other conditions before. The first thing I did was to grab a bottle of Tiger Balm. No result at all. It felt like the pain was kind of “deeper”, so deep that the balm didn’t seem to be able to penetrate to where the pain came from. So, after hours spent on google, I came a cross the remedy this article is all about. It appealed to my, so I bought it. Actually I got a free bottle at my first order, but later sign up to a recurring shipment program that saved me some money. I wrote down a short dairy I would like to share with you. Remember that this is my subjective experience, and that it might work out different for you:

How did it work?

The first day it didn’t work at all!

Day 1

First of all they took 3 days to deliver. For me, that was 2 days to much. My back ache had at this point become intolerable. When the package finally arrived, the first thing I did was to pop 3 pills then hit the bed. Nothing happened.

Day 2

When I woke up the next day, I could feel a slight tingling in my back. It was then I realized that I actually had slept all night thru for the first time in a week. Hmm could it have been the Heal-n-Soothe? Ten minutes later while brewing a cup of coffee the pain suddenly got worse. That reminded me to take the pills. Took 3. Waiting. Hoping. Nothing

Day 3

Woke up. Had a full nights sleep! The back pain is still very noticeable! It could be a little different, but the change is very subtle at best. The pills contains only natural ingredients, counting for several herbs that I knew well and some new to me. Could Heal-N-Soothe be a scam? I checked back to the “losethebackpain” website and came a cross their faq. There I read this:

Heal-n-Soothe™ should be taken at least once per day and can be taken as often as three times per day on empty stomach: 30 minutes before or 60 minutes after meals for best results. Some people find that a single dose before bed works best.

Begin by taking 2 capsules twice per day or 4 capsules once per day. If you do not feel a reduction in pain at that dosage, experiment with a higher dosage by gradually increasing the dosage by 1-2 capsules per day until you find what works best for you”

So, I decided to go for the last regime of 2 capsules twice a day this day. Taking my last to just before I went to bed.

Day 4

Now I can really feel something going on down in my sorry back! I’m feeling better! It’s now very noticeable. Going to the toilet is not as harsh as before, and I can actually bend my back a little forward.

Day 5

Still following the 2 + 2 a day regime (2 in the morning and to at bedtime). To day I feel even better. In an attempt to speed up the process, I topped the dose with on extra before bedtime (2 + 3 – 5 a day).

Until this day

The days that followed, my back pain seemed to gradually diminish. After 2 weeks I felt the progress had stagnated. I was in a totally different state than to begin with, but still felt the pain. It still restricted me in doing things I used to. I ended up taking 7 pills a day – 3 + 4. I found this was my magical limit. I ended up taking Heal-n-Soothe for 4 months. And I ended up pain free! I still am.


Conclusion

Was it the time healing me, or was it the Heal-n-Soothe? Well, I think it was a bit of both.
For the first weeks I definitely think it saved me. I did nothing else than taking these pills, and I felt a great improvement, much less pain, being able to move more flexible, not to mention being able to sleep. As for the last months, I could have healed without them. That I will never know. I personally didn’t dear to gamble, so to be on the safe side I kept taking them until I was certain that I was totally recovered from my back pain. The huge drawback for me was the cost. Even when with discounts for larger orders, this pain cure did not come cheap. I signed up for a smart ship savings plan and got a bottle at 49$, that means it saved me 10 bucks. It is not the cheapest back pain remedy available out there. And taking in to count the relatively high dose needed for me, it came with a price. But for me it was absolutely worth it. So, if you can afford it you should give it a try. Good luck – hoping the best for your sooner recover!

(By the way, I have now taken up exercising hoping that will prevent further episodes of back pain. It has worked  well so far, and is highly recommended)