Chinese Sports Medicine is a science that athletes, martial artists and their trainers have utilized to their advantage for centuries.
Here’s the ticket, the main difference is in the initial phase of the injury.
I think that Eric Armstong, from Tree of Life explained it best. So to paraphrase;
‘If you imagine a basic injury is like a disaster site where the water pipes have broken and water is flooding the place because it (the swelling) has nowhere to drain. The repair crew (nutrients in the blood) can’t get in to fix things (things=cells) because there is water everywhere. The first step is to minimize the damage.’ (more…)