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Posted on March 30, 2016

San Huang San (“Herbal Ice”) vs. Ice: Why Ice is Not So Nice for Sports Related Injury

I feel confident in assuming that we all have had ice applied to an acute injury; whether it be sprain, strain, fracture, or contusion. The application of ice to an injury began in the 70’s by Dr. Gabe Mirkins implementation of a standardized treatment for sports related injuries known as R.I.C.E. In his best-selling novel […]

Posted on February 26, 2016

Chinese Herbal Sports Medicine

by Lev G Fedyniak(more info) imported from Positive Health Online listed in bodywork, originally published in issue 136 – June 2007 Say ‘Chinese Medicine’ and, more likely than not, the first thing that comes to your mind is acupuncture. Though acupuncture is a vital and integral part of Chinese Medicine, it is only one of several sub-modalities that comprises this […]

Posted on November 19, 2015

Traditional Herbs for the Modern Fighter

In this modern day, martial artists engaging in intense training are aided by a myriad of advantages from the warriors of old.  An entirely new era has evolved, whereby a trainer must be familiar enough with their athlete to recommend a customized regimen of supplements. However, while modern times have greatly enhanced supplements for the […]

Posted on November 6, 2015

Dù Zhòng for Herniated Disk Pain

Dù Zhòng (杜仲), also known as Eucommia Bark from the Chinese Rubber Tree, is one of the most significant herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is one of the best natural remedies for herniated disk pain. Currently, this tree grows only in China, though historically it may have been more broadly distributed.  The best […]

Posted on October 19, 2015

How San Huang San Can Help Fresh Injuries

If you have a fresh injury with swelling and inflammation, or tightness, sensitivity, and reduced range of motion, San Huang Sun can help. Here’s why.