Don’t use ice patch again and again
our clinic, we found that many people here in
use ice patch to reduce pain. They use it again and again and
they claim that it is asked by their family doctors or they
According to the Traditional Chinese
Medicine, this is a wrong practice.
It is true that the use of ice patch on
your painful spot may reduce the pain. It works however only
short time. It only blocks the pain feeling for a while. You may
already know that the pain comes back again.
In TCM, ice patch brings the Cold to the
local spot. It is as to create a winter in the local spot. For a
long time, it reduces the Yang Qi flow to the spot and makes the
problem prolong for long time. Yang Qi here works as the sun
shine to the earth. We need it to improve the blood circulation
to speed up the healing, as the sun shine to improve the growth
of plants on the earth. Our life is not only depending on the
mass (the muscles, the bones, the blood, etc.), it is also
depending the proper amount of the Yang Qi to activate all of
the body functions, such as heart beating, breath, signal
transduction, etc. It is a different way to look at the body
structure and function.
Yes, we also use ice patch in clinic. It is
only used once there is a bruise to stop swelling. Even at the
time, the ice patch is used only for a short time, say, no
longer than half hour.
If you want to follow the TCM therapies,
you should know this. If you want to follow the conventional
medicine, then you can stick to what they want you to do. You
can test the difference by yourself.