Topical analgesics are a great way to expand your health and wellness business and bring more value to your clients. 
Here is everything you need to know about the benefits of topical analgesics.


What are topical analgesics?

Topical analgesics are creams, oils, and ointments which are applied directly to the part of the body causing pain. Many topical analgesics are made from natural active ingredients, like menthol, camphor, or capsaicin, or from salicylate (also known as topical NSAID).



Menthol creates an instant feeling of warmth or cold which then stimulate the pain receptors, distracting you from the pain.

Just like menthol, camphor is well known for his ability to distract the brain from the pain by creating a cold or a warm feeling that stimulates the patient’s pain receptors.


Salicylate, which is similar to aspirin, works to block pain receptors and reduce local inflammation.

Capsaicin, which is derived from chili pepper seeds, disrupts your body’s ability to send pain messages to the brain.