external applications helps the body heal injuries

assortment of external applications

We’ve all experienced getting bumps, scrapes, bruises, and worse: Chinese medicine has herbs that can be taken internally to nourish and strengthen soft tissue, and it has its own class of external applications called “hit” medicine, because they are widely used in martial arts. External application come in several forms: there are liniment oils, tinctures, plasters, and raw-herb soaks. External applications formulas often contain herbs that are toxic if taken internally, so use caution after applying with a thorough hand-washing.

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