Today, Doctor Oz spoke with Dr. Natalie Azar, a physician who specializes in treating chronic pain. Dr. Azar recommended Capsaicin Patches as an effective safe treatment for localized pain. Capsaicin is the active heat component of hot peppers that's clinically proven to block the brain's pain signals by depleting chemicals that cause inflammation and pain.
While capsaicin causes an initial burning sensation, the subsides as the capsaicin creates lasting pain relief. While creams have been around for years, patches are relatively new, but they're basically the same. While creams have to be rubbed into the skin, patches come with the cream already inside. Basically - patches are less messy than creams, but both are equally effective for most users.
The latest advances using capsaicin include itching, acne, allergies and beauty as pioneered by the inventor of Sinus Buster, the world's first capsaicin nasal spray. After suffering from chronic cluster headaches and sinus infections, Wayne Perry accidentally discovered the headache relieving properties of hot peppers during a demonstration using police pepper spray for the Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2004, Perry launched Sinus Buster, a product sold in all the biggest retailers today including Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.
In 2009, Perry launched the world's first hot pepper anti-itch spray called ThermaSkin. Today his company, Greensations has a dozen capsaicin based products for skin care, pain relief and weight loss.
"I'm glad Dr. Oz featured capsaicin on his show today. He's definitely a doctors who's open to natural remedies, but capsaicin has been proven to help alot more than pain. Numerous studies show it relieves a variety of common ailments without the side effects of traditional medications. Hot peppers can truly save lives," says Perry.