We all get bumps, scrapes, bruises, and worse from time to time.
Chinese herbal medicine has a special group of formulas used exclusively on the skin of the affected area, called “hit” medicine (for its use in martial arts).
These external applications come in several forms: liniments, oils, tinctures, plasters, and raw-herb soaks. The Chinese herbs in these formulas have special properties to stimulate blood flow and encourage new tissue growth.
Use caution when applying hit medicine, because these formulas often contain herbs that are toxic if taken internally. Wash your hands thoroughly.
We also have Chinese herbs that can be taken internally to nourish and strengthen soft tissue and speed healing of injuries or post-operatively.