Why is it that people always reach for ice after a sports injury? Although ice limits pain, it blocks your circulation. Using ice to treat an injury can also cause arthritis in the affected area later. The TCM approach favors heat, allowing blood to circulate and helping the body naturally repair itself. When circulation changes, energy changes. When energy flows, disease cannot enter. So always remember: treat with heat!
In the video below, Grand Master Lu shares his wisdom on treating sports injuries.
Read More! This March 2019 article from The Washington Post explains why icing a sprain isn’t the best course of treatment.