Marine Corps Veteran Taps into Nature to Fight a New War Against an Old Enemy: Pain – Decorated Hero’s New Mission is to Restore Hope and Quality of Life for Pain Suffers

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A decorated Marine Corps Veteran’s mission is to restore hope and quality of life for those suffering with pain. Lou Paradise invented Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream—a natural biomedicine formula—to help relieve his own pain after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter combat and rescue crew chief. His formula is now helping thousands of people across the country.

Lou Paradise, decorated Marine Corps Veteran, served our country and invented a "21st Century healing technology"

I never thought any good could come from my severe pain issues, and am gratified Topricin is bridging the gap between well researched natural medicine and conventional care.

Veterans share two key attributes in common: service and devotion to their country. And many also share something else in common: pain issues.

Lou Paradise, president and chief of research at Topical BioMedics. Rhinebeck, NY, is a decorated Marine Corps helicopter combat and rescue crew chief who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. As a result of the physical demands of his service and resulting injuries, Paradise suffered from trauma injuries and severe bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a debilitating nerve-related problem that affects the hands with burning, tingling pain.

Paradise’s arm and hand pain was unbearable. Although he was frustrated and desperate for relief, he refused to have surgery or be dependent on chemical pain pills. When Paradise’s military tour ended he traveled to Hong Kong where he met doctors trained in Eastern medicine and learned about homeopathy.

“With my pain at its worst, I was lucky to get two or three hours of sleep,” says Paradise.

Seeking pain relief, Paradise decided to experiment with oral herbal medicine, which had little effect.

“I’m not a proponent of pharmaceutical or over-the-counter medications, which only mask symptoms and may have deadly side effects, and I knew that surgery was not the answer for my pain,” he says.

Paradise was so impressed by homeopathy’s powerful healing potential that he studied healing as the ultimate form of relieving pain.

First he tried single-ingredient oral homeopathic medicine, which again offered little relief. Paradise began to feel that the answer to pain relief could be found by combining homeopathic medicine delivered in a cream base and then applied to the specific site of the pain.

He experimented with different combinations of proven homeopathic medicines such as Echinacea, arnica, graphite and other natural elements and tested each formulation for pain relief.

His persistence paid off, and in just a few weeks Paradise was able to perfect the formula and found he could sleep longer and experienced his symptoms of pain relieved with improved range of motion, function and mobility. Paradise has now been pain free since 1981.

As others learned about Paradise’s discovery of tapping into the body’s own healing process, he shared his formula with them and it helped to relieve their symptoms of pain, too. It was then that he decided it was time to put his ideas into motion and in 1992 Paradise launched his company, Topical BioMedics, with a product that’s become widely known as Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream.

“I never thought any good could come from my severe pain issues, but because of my own suffering I was able to develop Topricin and help hundreds of thousands of pain suffers end their misery with both chronic and acute pain conditions and injuries, including arthritis, lower back pain, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia.

Paradise notes that pain is quite simply the body’s way of telling us there is a problem, and healing is the body’s way of fixing the problem. Sometimes it needs some assistance in stimulating and supporting this natural healing process.

Topricin’s natural biomedicines stimulate healing so the body can repair the damage in joints, nerves and muscle that is causing the pain.

How it works: Topricin’s biomedicines match the molecular size of the body’s natural healing chemistries. The medicines are readily absorbed through the skin and deep into the affected area. The combination of medicines supports the healing process by stimulating lymphatic drainage of toxins and fluid build-up from the affected area, while at the same time relaxing the capillaries to restore oxygen rich blood flow to the cells. The pain relief is the result of enhancing the healing process so the body can address and repair the cause of the pain.
“The key is to engineer things to work with the body, not against it,” says Paradise.

The results: improved range of motion, function and mobility and lasting, safe relief to begin experiencing the joy of living pain-free.

Topricin will not interfere with any other medications and is safe for all ages and skin types. In addition, Paradise points out that Topricin may help reduce need or dependency for chemical pain medication people are already taking. It also has the distinction of being patented for the topical pain relief of pain associated with neuropathy and fibromyalgia.

“Users of Topricin appreciate how quickly the product helps relieve their symptoms of pain and improves their quality of life--all with the peace of mind knowing they are free from the potential side effects of chemical oral pain medications,” says Paradise.

Dr. Andrew Weil commented about the remarkable benefits of Topricin in Prevention Magazine* noting “some of my patients swear by the benefits of a homeopathic cream called Topricin.”

Since creating original Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, Paradise has developed two new formulas.

Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is specially formulated to target foot and ankle pain and Topricin Junior for children was developed to address the safety issues and concerns of parents and doctors in pediatric pain relief. In addition, Topical BioMedics donates 5 percent of all sales of Topricin Junior to Pediatric Cancer Foundations.

As a decorated Marine Corps veteran Paradise is humbled by the benefits Topricin provides to the wounded troops suffering from severe trauma, post-surgical trauma, nerve pain and muscle and joint-related pain and damage at VA medical centers across the county.

Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream have been used at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, McGuire Veterans Medical Center, Kessler Institute and the VA Medical Center Durham, NC.

Paradise’s new mission is to help as many people live pain-free without any of the negative side effects that are commonly experienced by those people taking prescription and over-the-counter chemical pain pills.

“We are fighting a new war against an old enemy—pain and side effects,” says Paradise.

Armed with his company’s patented product, Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, Paradise says that his mission is able to provide every man, woman and child a completely safe, more effective topical pain relief product with no side effects.

“We are pleased to bring ancient health and healing practices to modern medicine, bridging the gap between conventional medical care and well researched natural medicine,” says Paradise. “We are dedicated to helping people get better and stay well. Only then will our mission be complete.”

Topricin is available in pharmacies, natural food stores, and other fine retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, Duane Reade, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, and other retail stores throughout the U.S., as well as direct from Topricin’s online store.

To learn more about Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream, go to

Information about Topricin can be found in the 2010 and 2011 Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR).

Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical regulated natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination homeopathic formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the topical treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy.

All Topricin products are made in the U.S.A., formulated with approved medicines as found in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. Safe for diabetics and pregnant and nursing women, the products contain: no parabens, petroleum or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects. For more information visit

*Health/Ask Dr. Weil September 2007

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