TCM treatment of
Treatment of injury due to sport is the
same as the injury during physical works. The common problem is
sour or pain on the neck, elbow, lower back, knee or ankles. To
start treatment with the Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have to
remind you do things first:
(1). Stop to use ice patch.
We also use ice patch for sport injury, but
it is used mostly only when the injury just happens, to prevent
the swelling. It is only used for short time, say, less than
half hour. Longer time use of ice patch will only make the soft
tissue damage worse, due to less blood supply to the damaged
tissues. So, if you are still using it to reduce pain, stop it
(2). Stop any more physical movement on the
damaged part of the body.
Further movement on the damaged part
of the body will only make the damage worse. What you should do
is to give the damaged tissue time to relax and to repair. Start
physical movement if you do not feel severe pain or swelling on
the damaged part, or if you have been kept on bed for some long
time due to broken bone; or if you feel tightness or numb mostly
in the damaged part. In fact, with TCM surgical treatment (TCM
has also surgery therapy), the date to start physical exercise
is much earlier than with conventional medicine.
(3). Smear herbal oil or herbal patch on
the skin, if the skin is not broken.
You should keep some herbal
oil, or herbal patch in hands, if you have strong physical
exercise quite often. The herbal oil or herbal patch works to
reduce swelling and promote tissue repair.
Now let’s get know what we do with the
Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for your damage.
(1). Acupuncture. Acupuncture is excellent
for sport injury, in terms of reducing pain, swelling, and
speeding up the healing.
(2). Chinese herbal therapy. In the damaged
tissue, there is usually broken blood vessels and the stagnation
of blood, which again press the blood vessel that supplies blood
to the damaged tissue. Herbs work to clear the accumulated, dead
blood, stimulate tissue repair, etc.,
therefore it is also used commonly in the TCM treatment.
In our experience, the healing result is
excellent with the TCM therapies. People usually are able to
feel difference after the first treatment. Long term of cure
rate is much depending on if people can stop the further damage
again. Previous damaged tissue tends to be damaged easier later.