Tiger Balm is a terrific topical remedy for aches and pains. It relieves discomfort with a potent blend of menthol, camphor and capsaicin (extracted from chili peppers) that delivers a tingly warmth and increases blood flow to tight muscles and sore spots. The salve can be a little messy to work with, though (particularly if you need to reapply while at work), so these all-day hydra-gel patches are a great find. Thin, unobtrusive and self-adhering, they can be applied to any kinks or knots in your back or neck (or anywhere you have pain) and worn under your clothes. They provide a steady supply of relief that lasts for hours. Tiger Balm products are available at most drugstores; a package of five patches costs around $6. Learn more about the centurylong history of this remedy at www.tigerbalm.com.