Re: Bruising - any help for it?
If the bruise is recent (and for any bone, ligament or tendon damage), try using Zheng Gu Shui 3-5 times a day but only use it for up to 3.5 days. After that, switch to Dit Da Jao (I like the 5 photos brand). Do not use Zheng Gu Shui more than 3.5 days. It is similar to Dit Da Jao in composition but uses an acetone carrier. Overuse will result in deep tissue scarring that will reduce flexibilty and be very difficult to recover from. I find that for sprains, Zheng Gu Shui with icing if very effective during the first 1.5 hours. (Warning: do not get Zheng Gu Shui anywhere near any mucosal tissue . . . guys, wash your hands real good before going to take a leak.) You should be able to feel the heat coming off an injured area that is inflamed. If it is still hot, icing will be effective but I suggest going to a hot/cold treatment within the third day . . . 15 min cold . . . . 15 min hot . . . . 15 min cold. By the time you move to the Dit Da Jao, your injury should start feeling colder than the surrounding areas due to the lack of circulation. At that point, move to a pattern of . . . 15 min hot . . . . 15 min cold . . . 15 min hot. . . . 15 min cold . . . 15 min warm.
This has worked for me, my Sifus, and my students pretty well to speed up healing.