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Old 07-26-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
Seth Jackson
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Liniments

What, if any liniments do you use for soreness and brusing?
Does anyone have any recipies to share?
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Old 07-27-2003, 12:35 AM   #2
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Usually, I tend to use Tiger Balm. I love the smell and the way it feels once it goes deep into the muscles after a hard work-out. It's particularly useful when you've pulled something. I've also used Monkey's Palm except that it tends to stain. Anyone else?

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Old 07-27-2003, 01:53 AM   #3
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For years now, the folks at Aikido Today magazine have been swearing by Zheng Gu Shui Liniment - "The Dynamo", which they also sell.

Personally, I've never tried it.

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Old 07-27-2003, 05:20 AM   #4
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I asked my chemist about this a while back, she said there was something called arnica (sp) which is ideal for the discolouration caused by bruising.

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Old 07-27-2003, 12:29 PM   #5
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arnica (or earnica) is good, and helpful. I tried almond oil for my knees and it was good too, but that's more for joint pain than actual muscle pain.

There is something very wicked, I remember the medics on field trips had it. it's some ointment which is for use on soreness from the rub of fabric on the skin. First you see the person start with a wild dance with yelps and shouts, but after the first 2 minutes, they say it is helpful....

So, you never know...

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Old 07-27-2003, 08:51 PM   #6
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I ve tried irudoid, mobilat, tiger balm, feldene, dencorub, ben-gay, blue and green menthols, that arnica self- made by Requena Sensei works very well also.

Nothing like a a hot shower, apply liniments and good sleep.

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Old 07-27-2003, 09:44 PM   #7
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One of the green mints mentioned here......."Eagle brand Medicated Oil" is my favorite.

Everyone has a differant body chemistry so results vary. This works well for me......warm penetrating soothing. It just smells SOOOO minty.



Tiger Balm is just paste to me. :freaky

try several types, see what matches you.

Lan

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Old 07-27-2003, 11:01 PM   #8
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if the tiger balm or feldene haven't worked...and the heat pad ain't helping then a nice hot bath usually does it for me.

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Old 07-28-2003, 02:52 PM   #9
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The white, non-staining ultra tiger balm has always worked well for me. Our sensei is an oriental medicine practitioner and makes his own dit da jow (sp?) which works very well for bruises, especially if you can apply it right after the injury.

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Old 07-28-2003, 05:21 PM   #10
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Either Shu-jin-lu (Flex-All), or Chinese Buddha Lock Oil (I couldn't find Buddha Lock Oil so I got Wood Lock Oil, probably the same thing). Smells very refreshing...nice and hot too! Many little oriental grocery stores have a little 'pharmacy' area where they sell very interesting medicinals. I just pointed to my back and said the word 'aikido' and light seemed to break over the perplexed person's face, they went straight to the strongest stuff they had...!
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Old 07-28-2003, 08:49 PM   #11
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I'm not sure if you can get Absorbine Jr. anymore but if they still make it they may still make Absorbine Sr. which I was told was a muscle linament for horses

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