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R.I.C.E. for acute injuries and pain

postedRICE for acute injuries

Everyone knows to use R.I.C.E. for acute injuries, don’t they? I’m going to shake that up a bit.

I’ve posted that the guy who made up the R.I.C.E. acronym now agrees that ice does nothing to help injuries heal, and that others question whether compression or complete rest help either. So I couldn’t resist naming my liniment for acute injuries R.I.C.E. for Really Immediate Care Embrocation.

It is made from herbs that are traditionally used to relieve pain, and to reduce swelling and bruising. Notice that it doesn’t try to reduce inflammation, which is not a Chinese medicine thing, and which is now thought to be an important part of the healing process.

Use it immediately after an injury to muscles, tendons, joints, or bones, so long as there is no open wound in the area, and for the next three days or so or until the swelling subsides.

It’s packaged in small bottles as I hope you don’t need to use it often.