Chinese Herbal Medicine goes back more
than 5,000 years. The discovery of herbal medicine is credited to emperor
Shen Nong 3494 B.C.E. He is said to have introduced agriculture to his
people and became interested by the medicinal properties of plants.
The discoveries of the Shen Nong era were passed from generation to
generation by word of mouth, since there were no written records at
this time. Myths and facts are therefore hard to distinguish. It took
approximately 2,000 years until these discoveries were committed to
writing. Many remedies and concepts have stood the test of time and
their effectiveness has been proven by modern science.
500 B.C.E. herbal medicine had become an integral part of Chinese philosophy
and spiritualism. At this time the spiritual aspects of herbalism was
about personal transformation. There were two main ways to accomplish
this, one through internal formula and the second though external applications.
The internal taking of herbs became the dominant thinking. Since then,
the external use of herbs has been used mainly for traumatic injury,
invasions of external pathogenic factors and abdominal complaints.
are External Herbal Preparations?
External herbal preparations are massage mediums commonly applied during
Tui Na massage. They are used externally
on various areas of the body to enhance treatment. They lubricate
the skin and protect it from strong Tui Na techniques or ancillary therapies
such as Gua Sha. They also permeate the
skin to treat or prevent disease. They can be applied to specific acupuncture
points or areas that will increase further the therapeutic effect. Your
practitioner will give you directions and if you have any questions
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You can buy some formulated products from your practitioner, or your
local Chinese Herbal Shop.
Flower Oil is used to alleviate headaches, colds, flu, muscular
pain, insect bites, travel sickness. Apply to the temple, forehead,
neck or any area affected by pain or discomfort. For relief of sinus
headaches, inhale White Flower Oil holding the bottle a few inches from
your nose or apply one drop under your nose.
Ingredients: Wintergreen Oil, Peppermint Oil, Menthol Crystal, Lavender
Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Camphor.
not apply to areas like your eyes, mucus membranes, sensitive tissue
or broken skin. Not suitable for Children and Pregnant women
Flower Oil is used for neck, shoulders or limb pain, rheumatic
pain, lumbago, nerve pain or cramps, strained sinews, sprains or bruises
and pain or itching from insect bites. Apply directly and massage gently
to areas affected by pain 3 to 4 times a day. For sprains and bruises,
apply to cotton pad and bandage it on the affected area. Do
not bandage tightly. Red Flower Oil is a very effective medium
when using Gua Sha to treat Rheumatic
Cinnamon oil, turpentine oil, citronella oil, eucalyptus oil, camphor
oil, methyl salicylate
use on open wounds. Avoid contact with your eyes or mucous membranes.
For external use only. If pain persists, stop using the product and
consult a doctor. Red Flower oil is not suitable for pregnant
Oil is deep and penetrating, it moves stagnation of blood at
the injury site. Its main uses are for muscle aches and pains, sprains,
strains of muscles and tendons and arthritic problems. It is particularly
useful for old injuries. Rub into affected area or use with Gua
Sha for strong treatment
Menthyl Salicylate 50%, Menthol 16% and Camphor 10%.
use Woodlock oil externally. Do not use on wounds. When using this product
do not bandage tightly. Avoid contact with the eyes
or mucous membranes. Woodlock Oil is not suitable for pregnant
women. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical
Balm is for temporary relief of muscular aches and pains. It
is an analgesic rub that brings relief and warmth to tired, aching muscles
by promoting blood flow.
Menthol BP 8.0%, Clove Oil BP 1.5%, Cajuput BP 13.0%, Camphor BP 11.0%,
Dementhoilised Mint Oil BP 16.0%, Paraffin Base (Yellow Soft Paraffin
BP and Hard Paraffin BP) 50.0%
Massage well into the affected areas two or three times a day. For
external use only.
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