Rub Vicks VapoRub On Your FEET…You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised!
Here’s Vic’s vapor rub. And I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but hold on, I’m not promoting this in any way. I want to talk about the benefits of what it can do for you or your children or your parents or grandparents. If they get sick, they’re coughing, they’re congested, they can’t sleep.
I’ll get to that in just a minute. So let’s look at the active ingredients of Vix vapor rub. Camphor 4.8% working as a cough suppressant and topical analgesic eucalyptus, 1.2% works as a cough suppressant and menthol 2.6% working as a cough suppressant and topical analgesic.
So all the active ingredients work as a cough suppressant and the menthol and the camphor work as a topical analgesic, meaning that if you’re having aching in a joint discomfort somewhere within that body, you can rub this Vix vapor rub on that area and it will start to feel nice and cool.
Working as an analgesic, taking away that pain, kind of numbing it up, it’s not going to cure the problem, but it’s going to help you feel much more relaxed, much more at ease, and hopefully sleep much easier.
Okay, you’re sick, you’re coughing, you’re lying in bed, what do you do? And according to Vic’s vapor rub, you should be putting this on your throat and on your chest, wearing light, loose clothing so those fumes can make its way up into the nasal area, down the respiratory track, into the lungs, so it can help you feel better.
This is important to know that do not use this on children under two years of age because of the fact they can rub this in their eyes and they can have other problems. And Vic’s vapor rub is not a decongestant.
The strong menthol and camphor vapors create a cooling sensation in your nasal passages that triggers receptors to the brain to feel that you’re breathing much easier. And the most important thing when we are sick is trying to get a good night’s sleep.
Aha. According to theory, rubbing Vick’s vapor rub on your feet, putting socks on thereafter can send afarent messages, messages from the feet up into the spine to the medulla oblungata, which is located on the posterior or backside of the brain.
And the medulla oblongata is an extremely important part of our brain. It manages many different automated processes, including our respiratory system, our heart, our blood pressure, our breathing, our heart rate, and our cough reflex.
That’s where our coughing stems from. And the theory is, which has helped many, many people by using Vick’s vapor rub on the feet and by stimulating that sensory, or what we call afarent messages, making its way up to the medulla oblongata. This can potentially inhibit you from coughing.
So you can get a good night’s sleep. You might want to give it a try because you have nothing to lose. I hope this video serves you well. Please share it with your friends and family. And most important, make it a great day. I’m Dr. Alan Mandel.