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  • Writer's pictureDr. Nicky Rieks, DACM, L.Ac.

Unveiling the Mysteries of Evil Bone Water: Should You Add It to Your Wellness Routine?

Updated: Mar 5

If you've been in the clinic recently, you will have heard me go on and on about the wonders of a new product at Dr. Nicky Acupuncture Clinic called Evil Bone Water!

For Topical Use Only

Evil Bone Water (EBW) is a deep-penetrating herbal topical formula designed to help relieve pain and help healing by penetrating through your muscles, ligaments, and bones. It is fantastic for dense tissues such as thighs and glutes and for general pain relief, reducing swelling and bruising, and promoting blood circulation.

Handmade, small batches using only imperial-grade herbs

Quite the name for a product!

The product's traditional Chinese name is Zheng Gu Shui. Evil Bone Water (EBW) was the rough translation given to the maker of EBW by his professor when he was a student in acupuncture school. The name stuck, so when he created his product using empirical-grade ingredients, he knew what he had to name his product.

What are common uses for EBW?

EBW is a topical liquid commonly used for sports injuries, joint pain, muscle and ligament pain, bruising, sprains, broken bones, cuts & insect bites, skin conditions, infections, etc.

How Can I Purchase a Bottle?

Purchase a bottle at any of your scheduled acupuncture appointments with Dr. Nicky, DACM, L.Ac.


Quality Statement: "Evil Bone Water is never compromised with lesser grade herbal ingredients; only ethically sourced, empirical grade herbs are used."

- Saint Apothecary

  • Zhang Nao (Camphor)

  • Bo He Nao (Menthol)

  • San/Tian Qi (Notoginseng,Pseudoginseng)

  • Ji Gu Xiang (Japanese Knot Weed)

  • Gui Pi (Cinnamon Bark)

  • E Zhu (Zedoary Rhizome, Rhizoma Curcumae)

  • Bai Zhi (Angelica dahurica)

  • Hu Zhang (Knotweed Rhizome)

  • Bai Niu Dan (Inula Cappa DC)

  • Qian Jin Ba (Philippine Flemingia Root)

  • Huang Qin (Scutellaria Root, Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)

Maker's Note: Evil Bone Water has no animal products. Furthermore, it is non-GMO, gluten-free, cruelty-free, pesticide-free, and contaminant-free. The camphor and menthol in Evil Bone Water are not synthetic. Every herb is microscopically tested not only for proper variety and contaminants but also for strength. We make sure they are all sustainable and ethically sourced.

How to Use It

Apply to the affected area using a cotton swab or spray-on with the included attachment. Rub in. Apply daily or as needed.


  1. Moisten a gauze pad or a piece of flannel with Evil Bone Water. You’ll want it saturated but not dripping.

  2. Apply to the affected area and allow it to absorb for 30-90 minutes.

  3. It’s best to limit movement and perhaps watch TV, scroll Instagram, read a book, or even pay your bills.

  4. Enjoy quick relief.

Tip: The solution will stain, so be cautious of where it comes in contact with.

Smells Like

EBW uses aromatic herbs + oils that create a unique earthy and root-y smell. Because they use fresh ingredients, the scent is how you know you're getting the good stuff! Patients report they LOVE the scent.

Can I Use EBW On Pets? (i.e. Dogs, Cats, Horses)

Users have reported that EBW has been proven to be effective for use on many pets, especially dogs, cats, and horses, for any pain, paralysis, itchiness, or sores to ease your pets’ pain and discomfort.

Can I use EBW ON an Open Wound?

Yes, EBW is safe to use on open wounds of all sorts, with the caution that upon first application, it may cause a burning sensation but numbs within the first few seconds of use.

Can I use EBW on Stiches?

Users have reported that EBW is safe to use on and around the site of stitches.

Can I Apply EBW to the Same Area More Than 2x a Day?

Yes; typical application is 3-4x per day on the same area. However, EBW can cause dryness in excess of 3-4x per day. Our team advises the application of moisturizer following use.

Can EBW Be Used on Kids?

Users have reported that EBW has been used on kids for sports injuries, pain, bug bites, bug spray, etc., for effective use. Do not drink.

Be Used by Pregnant Women?

Yes, do not apply on the abdomen during pregnancy. Only apply EBW on the sacrum area during or prior to labor.


Each bottle of Evil Bone Water is 3.4oz. This allows it to be TSA-friendly for travel.

These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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