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#1 of 6 Old 01-22-2006, 05:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! Just wondering if anyone knows much about Biofreeze -- it's a topical gel that you can put on your skin in an area experiencing pain (example lower back pain!) It's active ingredient is Ilex made from a South American Holly plant extract... I tried a sample last night and it made my back feel sooooo gooooooddddddddddd --- but I can't seem to find much/anything about using it during pregnancy? I'm thinking it would feel great during labor too!
Anyone know about this product?

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My chiropractor uses Biofreeze regularly on my back and neck, so I think it's okay. She seems pretty cautious about other things re: pregnancy. Anyway, I've not had any problems from using it.

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I use it on patients in pregnancy, but sparingly.

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ditto to what chiromama said.

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What do you think about using it during labor (like on your back) -- or is that a crazy idea? I just thought it seems like a really neat, painrelieving sensation and it might feel good during labor?
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My chiropractor used it on me and gave me a couple of samples to take home. Shereally likes working with pregnant women, so I assume she knows what's okay and what's not.

I'm interested in people's response to your suggestion about using it during labor. That could be a good idea and I still have my samples and could be going into labor any day now . . .
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