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Super Bowl LVII Official Game Program with Salonpas® MVPR (Most Valuable Pain Reliever)

Who are YOU rooting to win the BIG GAME - Kansas City or Philadelphia - on Feb. 12th?  Salonpas® - the leading global brand of OTC topical pain relief brands - is proud to advertise in the Super Bowl LVII Official Game Program. Salonpas® MVPR (Most Valuable Pain Reliever) invites you​ to access this Game Program for FREE and feel free to share it with your American football-loving fans. 

This valued program Super Bowl Game Program can be accessed for free at this link.  In addition, Salonpas features a coupon offer for product savings. 

Hisamitsu America is the US division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., founded in 1847, which has specialized in transdermal drug delivery system technology since the introduction of its Salonpas line of patches in 1934.

The Salonpas product line, which gained early acceptance in Asia and is now available in over 30 countries, has pioneered the development of transdermal patches to relieve pain. Since 2010, Salonpas has become one of the fastest growing OTC brands in the USA. Salonpas became the most popular pain relief brand on Facebook in 2020. For more information, please visit


How To Ease Body Pain with the AUVON TENS Unit

Over 16 years ago, I was involved in two back-to-back auto accidents that left me in extreme pain. I had a lot of soft tissue damage in my neck and upper back that required me to go for physical therapy. I have always been against taking pain medication unless it was absolutely necessary. I was prescribed muscle relaxers and went to the chiropractor 3 times a week. The medication didn't really help, so I relied on physical therapy. It took almost a year of being treated to start feeling more like myself, but I learned later that the pain I suffered would hang around for the years ahead. 

I was introduced to the TENS unit when I was being treated, and found it to really help relieve my pain. If you are not familiar with what a TENS unit is, it is a muscle stimulator that is used to relieve pain with no medications. It's as simple as apply the pads to the affected area, and adjusting the device to a level that is comfortable for you. Just sit back and feel the pain melt away. 

I have been using the *AUVON brand TENS unit for a couple weeks now, and it is fantastic! The device comes complete with 1 x AUVON 4-Channel TENS & EMS Machine, 10pcs Electrode Pads (8pcs 2" x 2" Square Electrode Pads, 2pcs 2" x 4" Large Rectangle Pads), 4 x Lead Wires, 1 x USB cable, 1 x USB Charger, 1 x Pad Holder, 1 x Pouch, and 1 x User Manual. 

The device is small and sleek. I love that it has a clear digital display so you can track the settings and time with ease. Here are the product details: 
  • 4 Channel (A1, A2, B1, B2). Compared to dual channel TENS Unit, it allows you to apply up to 8 pads at the same time with the 4 outputs for much efficient pain relief. The independent A/B channel can work in different modes and different levels of intensities (e.g. you can select mode 7 with 3 intensity for your shoulders in channel A1 and A2, while in channel B1 and B2, this TENS machine can work as a back pain relief products in P3 with a much stronger intensity.
  • TENS + EMS Unit. AUVON TENS & EMS device combines 2 therapies in 1 device, in which TENS is a muscle stimulator for pain relief which provides safe, non-invasive, drug-free methods and has been used by doctors and physical therapists for years. EMS brings elicitation of muscle contraction using electrical impulses and activates the muscles to assist in the increase of strength and endurance as a rehab and strength training tool.
  • Large LCD & Multi-Modes. A 3.69" large LCD backlit screen is used for this labor pain simulator and muscle massager with enlarged icons and buttons for much easier reading and operating experience! You can set working time for your TENS unit muscle stimulator from 10 to 90 minutes, which will sufficiently satisfy your massaging needs! With a built-in powerful rechargeable lithium battery, never worry about the suddenly power off!
  • 10 Upgraded TENS Unit Pads. The Low impedance Solid Gel has been upgraded to the industry leading American adhesive, which can provide much better self-stick performance and easy clean up after 45 uses for a longer lifespan. Standard 2mm connector lead wires & electrodes are classic and commonly used in the medical area, which makes it easier for you to find compatible accessories.

I really like the variety of massaging levels that this little device has. It really is a life-saver when my neck pain flares up like it has recently. I feel good knowing that I can alleviate my pain in a drug-free way.  I also find that the massaging pads are very comfortable and do not pinch like some do. You can even purchase replacement pads affordably as needed. 

The device charges quickly with the included USB charger, and holds the actual charge for a long time. This device is perfect for traveling or even taking into the office. So convenient! 

This is a must-have if you suffer from neck and back pain. Get yours today from Amazon. There is even a $10 off coupon! 

Thank you AUVON for providing us with a product sample for review. All opinions are our own. *Also, there are affiliate links in this post. I make a small commission from purchases made using my link, and there is no charge to you for doing so. Thank you for stopping by today. 

Common Symptoms and Causes of Migraine Headache

Migraine is a common problem that is faced by many adults (sometimes even kids) in our country. Migraine is an extreme headache problem that causes nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. This headache can last from a couple of hours to 2 days and sometimes even much longer. Although the reason behind these migraine attacks is not confirmed by the doctors, they say that these headaches occur due to change in the flow of blood to your brain and the genes from your parents.
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People sometimes tend to get confused between normal headaches and migraine headaches. Not knowing the difference between headaches and migraines, one does not get proper medication from the doctor and thus, suffers a lot. While in headaches, one experiences a dull and overall pressure throughout the forehead or scalp. Whereas, while in migraine, one experiences a sharp and intense pain on one side of their head along with nausea, blind spots, and vomiting.

Here are some of the common symptoms that tell us we have a problem with migraine:

  1. You may experience the symptoms a day or two before the actual migraine pain. Symptoms like irritability, stiffness in the neck, fatigue, and depression can sometimes indicate that you are going to get migraine headaches soon. You can start the medication at the earlier stage to avoid extreme conditions.
  2. Other symptoms may include sensitivity to smell which causes nausea and vomiting.
  3. You also start getting irritated from bright lights and your vision may also get blurred.
  4. You may even feel the tingling sensation in your arms, legs or face. 
  5. There might be a loss of appetite as well.
  6. You may experience this headache once in a month or two but if not treated properly, the number may increase to you getting migraine headaches 3-4 times a month.

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Although it may seem like the migraine headaches are not in your hands and may occur whenever they want. But if you notice, there is a pattern and signs that lead to the headaches. You can contact your headache doctor and tell them about your symptoms so that he can start with the proper medication. Here are certain things that trigger something from within and cause migraine:

  1. Sometimes a change in weather can disrupt the flow of blood and cause severe headaches. Change in temperature does not suit everyone and can cause many health problems, migraine being one of them
  2. Stress is one of the major reasons that cause migraines. All of these things; stress, anxiety, and migraines are interlinked with each other. When you are stressed or too depressed, your brain releases the chemicals that lead to migraines.
  3. Some food products may also be responsible for triggering a migraine. Sometimes food containing nitrates may also be responsible for your migraine. Getting too addicted or even withdrawing from caffeine may change the flow of your blood vessels and cause headaches. 
  4. Certain habits like excess of smoking or drinking alcohol can cause regular migraine headaches.
  5. Sudden changes in your diet or lifestyle can also be the reason for your problem.
  6. Some medications can also disturb your blood vessels and cause this problem of migraine headaches.

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Don't Let Pain Get In Your Way This Holiday Season (Giveaway)

I feel like I am in the thick of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Aside from that, I am also planning festivities for both my husband and daughter's college graduations that happen to fall within days of each other. We will be hosting an upwards of 40 people in our home so I have been deep cleaning and preparing like a mad woman. Seriously, I don't know how I will get through the month of December! One unfortunate issue I face from working so hard is physical aches and pain, especially in my old back. I have a bad habit of overdoing it and the end result is annoying back pain.

This holiday season, I can keep going with some help from Salonpas products. I'm a huge fan of avoiding taking any oral pain medication so Salonpas is perfect for me. They have a great product lineup to relieve even your worst back pain.

You can choose the product that suits your needs-- gel, spray, or pain patches in different pain relieving strengths. It's funny, I recall growing up that my dad always kept a box of Salonpas pain relieving patches in his night stand and often asked me to apply a couple of them to his aching back. Who new I'd grow up to use them myself.

Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch:
  • Maximum strength available without a prescription
  • Desensitize aggravated nerves
  • Numbing relief 
  • Unscented

Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray. Just point and spray for long-lasting relief.  
Salonpas DEEP Relieving Gel contains: 3 powerful pain fighters, Camphor, Menthol & Methyl Salicylate. Provides up to 8 hours of relief in a non-greasy formula. 

I am so happy to have my supply of Salonpas pain relief products on hand for this busy time of year. For more information on Salonpas products, visit them on the web and follow them on Facebook & Twitter. I am excited to host a giveaway of the suite of Salonpas products valued at $100 for one lucky reader to win! Enter below:
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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only and will end on December 15, 2016. Must follow rules in Rafflecopter. One winner will be chosen randomly. Mom Files is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes. Good luck!

I received product samples for review. All opinions are my own as always. 

How to get rid of a headache naturally

Yesterday I had a terrible headache that would not go away. I woke up with it and it persisted all day long. When the hubby got home from work, he automatically knew I was in pain. It was the kind of pain that makes you stretch your face with your fingertips in odd ways and press your forehead to try to find some relief. He insisted I needed to rest my eyes for a few minutes. It was already 6:30 in the evening so taking a nap was not an option for me. I did lay down for a minute though. Dwayne came over to me and grabbed my foot. He gently pressed his thumb into the bottom of my foot near the arch. No lie, I started feeling my headache breaking up instantly. He then started to apply pressure to different parts of my feet and within 2 minutes my headache was completely gone. It's amazing how effective this method was. Just figured I would share this with you guys.

Have you ever tried this method to rid yourself of a headache? Did it work for you?

Shelly, Mom Files

Topricin saved my back [and butt]

I did something really bad today. I decided it was a good idea to move my exercise bike from downstairs by bring upstairs in my office. I moved the heavy thing by myself. Dumb move. I felt my back do something. Next thing I know I was having difficulty bending over. I remembered that I had just received some homeopathic pain relief cream called Topricin to review. Now I was not intending for the review to go down this was but it kind of worked out. I grabbed the tube and the first thing I did was sniff it (strange thing I always do). It smelled like, well, nothing. It was odorless. I squeezed some onto my fingers and applied it the best I could on my back.
It was completely greaseless which is usually never the case with pain relief creams. I sat down for a bit to see if the Topricin would work. I figured since it did not have a mentholated scent and was non-greasy that I should not expect much. Do you know that within 15 minutes I was not feeling the pain anymore? I am completely stunned! If the hubby only knew what I did and the kind of effect it could of had on me, he would be so upset with me. This is why I said that Topricin saved my back [and butt]. I really did not think a homeopathic product could really work as well as Topricin Pain Relief Cream did. I am thinking about purchasing some for my parents and my mother-in-law for their pain ailments. The beauty of using this type of pain therapy is simple- no drugs and no side effects. This makes it safe for everyone to use.

Topricin products can be purchased here and comes in different formulas including Topricin Junior and Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, as well as different sizes.

I received product samples for review and all opinions are 100% mine as always.

Shelly, Mom Files

Warm Buddy Review and Giveaway {closed}

**Contest Closed**
Winner is #91~ Congratulations!

"Everybody Needs a Warm Buddy"

I have been introduced to a new item that made me ask myself ~"Where have you been all my life?". It's called the Warm Buddy Body Wrap and it is my family's most fought over item. What is a Warm Buddy Body Wrap? It is a heat/cold pack that is a unique alternative to traditional electric heating pads or hot water bottles. It is made from the softest designer fabrics and contains natural grains and lavender flowers for a soothing aromatherapy experience.The wrap has an inner pack that you remove to heat up in the microwave or it can be placed in the freezer. It is 10"x20" so it is a really good size.We have used it heated up and we love it! The pack stays warm for about an hour and it gives great relief from back, shoulder and leg pain. Dwayne was in an auto accident a few months ago and he has been suffering from back and leg pain. The Warm Buddy Heat Wrap has been such a big help and the best part is NO drugs are needed! This would have been ideal for the girls to have during volleyball season for sore shoulders and knees. I think the Warm Buddy Body Wrap would make a great gift for the holidays for anyone on your list! It is one of those items that is perfect for the person who already has everything. I think grandparents, parents, in-laws and athletes would truly benefit from this product. Warm Buddy offers a variety of other therapeutic items such as the Anti-Stress Shoulder Wrap, Aromatherapy Sleep Mask,Warming Booties and so much more! The great folks from Warm Buddy have offered one lucky Momfiles reader the chance to win their very own Warm Buddy Body Wrap (a $40 value)

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This giveaway is open to Canada and US Residents only. Contest will end on November 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm EST. Winner will be chosen via and will be contacted by email. Please be sure to have a visible email address if you do not have a Blogger profile.

Disclosure: I was provided with a Body Wrap for review. All opinions are 100% my own as always.

Shelly, Mom Files
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