Ben-Gay™ and other such preparations cause a chemical reaction on the skin that produces heat. The heat has some limited benefit. However, it is very temporary and does not dilate the blood vessels to result in an overall improvement. Some people use pain medications, Which simply lower one’s awareness of the pain and have dangerous side effects. They also lower one’s awareness of Life without having any beneficial effect on the cause of the pain. Comfort Station’s Australian Oil of Eucalyptus improves circulation so the body’s natural healing properties are enhanced. It’s all natural, Safe and continued use results in an improvement in the condition naturally.