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Posted on August 10, 2016

What is Cupping? and Why Trauma Liniments May be Better than Cupping for Athletes

What is Cupping? and Why Trauma Liniments May be Better than Cupping for Athletes

What is Cupping?  Why is cupping being used by American Olympic Athletes? We have all now seen multiple images of Olympic Athletes with large red round circles on their skin.  These red circles are the result of having received cupping therapy.  Cupping therapy is believed to have originated in Egypt some 5,000 years ago. It […]

Posted on July 24, 2016

Three New Teas for Athletic Conditioning

Three New Teas for Athletic Conditioning

Should herbal teas be considered an important part of an athlete’s overall training regimen? Our answer is a resounding, YES! Athletes put their bodies through a lot of stress. Recovery from the daily cellular breakdown of muscle fibers and connective tissue can very easily result in energy blockages and training impediments. Athletes must be careful […]

Posted on June 25, 2016

TCM Herbs for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

TCM Herbs for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

(Scroll down toward the bottom if you just wanna see which three formulas are available for this week only!) Chronic pain can often be caused by lack of blood flow and energy stagnation in the body as well as congestion/obstruction, inflammation and malnourishment according to Chinese Medicine. Internal and external Dit Da Jow formulas can […]

Posted on May 22, 2016

TCM Herbs that Promote Healing by Improving Blood Flow

TCM Herbs that Promote Healing by Improving Blood Flow

Proper blood flow is essential to healing from chronic injuries and pain, trauma, sprains, strains and other musculoskeletal problems. When blood flow begins to flow more slowly than normal due blockage by pathogenic factors or other mechanical or Qi dysfunctions or impediments action should be taken quickly to restore normal blood circulation. If no action […]

Posted on April 20, 2016

Flexibili-Tea: Origins and Evolution of this Unique Formula

Flexibili-Tea: Origins and Evolution of this Unique Formula

Flexibili-Tea has been a favorite of Plum Dragon customers for many years. Although it is a simple formula compared to most other Plum Dragon products, it does an amazing job of promoting relaxation in the connecting structures in the body. It has been widely used by martial artists and those training in other sports where […]