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Head On: "Does It Work?"

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You've seen the commercials.  "Head on, apply directly to the forehead.  Head on, apply directly to the forehead.  Head on, apply directly to the forehead."  It's a brilliant marketing message, if not annoying.  But when the time was right, we put this homeopathic pain reliever to the "Does It Work?" test.

I had been trying to find a test subject for Head On, for weeks.  Trouble is, you can't just schedule a headache with someone.  Then one day, the perfect headache struck me.  When the 24 hour mark hit and the headache was still as strong as ever, I pulled over, went in my local CVS and bought a tube of Head On.

Head On looks like a big tube of Chap Stick.  The active ingredients include three things that would mean nothing to you...but all are approved by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

Like the commercials say, you just rub some of this soft solid all over the surface of your forehead and wait for it to work.

The sensation is kind of like putting a menthol vapor rub on your forehead, but without the smell.  As far as I could tell, other people were not able to detect a greasy residue on my head.

My head immediately felt better.  The pain was still there, but masked, by this cool, soothing feeling.  Then after 40 minutes, the pain was at least 70% gone.

Does It Work?  We give Head On, a yes.

Head On will cost you between 6 and 7 dollars.  It's available at any pharmacy.

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