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A recent article by Gabe Mirkin MD, the man responsible for the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of injury has recently written that both ice and rest may impair injury recovery and healing. Icing of injuries is not the preferred method and is often counter the approach used in Chinese medicine, where heat is often applied to improve blood supply and circulation to facilitate healing. It appears that the inflammation process that occurs during injury is important to begin the healing process, inflammatory cells secrete hormones such as IGF-1 which helps along the healing of injured muscles and tissues. The use of ice prevents the entry of these healing factors from entering the injured muscles and tissues because it restricts the local blood supply, the vasoconstriction caused from ice can last up to 6 hours.
For the management of acute injury in Chinese medicine there are a number of approaches that could be taken to manage acute injuries. In general this would consist of the application of heat, liniments such as Zheng Gu Shui ro tiger balm, acupuncture and gentle movement to improve the local blood supply to the injured area. For further assistance with injury contact Coburg Chinese Medicine on 03 9041 6569.
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