I read about ginger root , and how to choose the shape and peel it , but when trying it on myself alone , nothing felt hot or uncomfortable. Someone here ( and I cant find the thread) said it doesn't work on everyone . A few months ago my Queen didn't blieve me when I told her the peppers in the store were sweet , so to show me she is ALWAYS right , she had me take a big bite and chew it . Wow it was on fire and I spit it out , she waited till I got her home and then made me eat the rest of it . I'm wondering if anyone has tried hot peppers in place of ginger ? would I split it down the middle and turn it inside out and insert it , or chew it so its juicy and burning then insert it ? I know your going to tell me to give it a try and see for my self , but I'm not feeling that into it today . ( although I'm still caged with no relief for about a month and a half or so).