Welcome to Part Three of this series of blog posts introducing some basic principles in Chinese Medicine First Aid. This series explores effective traditional remedies that you can use yourself for minor injuries, using readily available ingredients and techniques. As always, implement these strategies with common sense and please note that these suggestions do not replace (but rather complement) standard first aid protocols. You can find Part One and Part Two here.
In a previous post we discussed some tried-and-true Chinese remedies for nosebleeds, conjunctivitis and burns. In this post we will continue to cover some simple and effective strategies you can use for sprains, strains and bruises.
We all know how important it is to treat minor injuries and conditions effectively to encourage healing and prevent infection, and most of us are familiar with some basic first aid. In addition to what you already know, here are some tried and true remedies from the wisdom of Chinese Medicine. You may be pleased to find the ingredients for most of these remedies in your own kitchen. Please note that you must always follow standard first aid protocols and treat these as adjunctive strategies.
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