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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Healing Ligaments and Tendons

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: Lisa Lambson • updated: 8/31/2009

In sports there is a risk for injury to the muscles and tendons. Luckily there are safe, effective and affordable methods to healing these problems before severe damage is done. Discover traditional Chinese medicine options for healing those ligaments and tendons.

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    What is TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)?

    Traditional Chinese Medicine, widely known as TCM for short is used in many different ways. It is an umbrella term that encompasses a vast array of treatment methods and therapies. These practices have been used for thousands of years in China and have spread globally over the last few centuries. Today, we have the benefit of knowing these ancient secrets and society uses many of the methods for daily life.

    Countless people benefit from TCM, but today we are going to focus on something rather specific which is Traditional Chinese Medicine for healing ligaments tendons. This is especially important information for athletes. As an athlete a person can injury or damage the tissues of their bodies, sometimes without knowing it. Usually if it goes untreated and more physical activities continue the stress on the body becomes greater until the damage escalates to a serious problem.

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    Methods for Healing Ligaments and Tendons

    There are several methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine for healing ligaments tendons. Each one has been proven to be safe and effective. Depending on the exercise and training, the stress of the sports, the financial situation, etc. there are plenty of options available. So, without delay, let’s go through them.

    • Acupuncture

    • Acupressure

    • Reflexology

    • Water therapy

    • Tai Chi / Qi Gong

    • Cupping Therapy

    • Massage

    • Chinese Herbs

    Herbs that can help heal ligaments and tendons and keep them healthy and strong:

    • Ginseng

    • Huang Qin

    • Salacia

    • He Shou Wu

    • Goji

    • Salvia

    • Gynostemma pentaphyllum

    • Astragalus

    Chinese Herbal Massage oils:

    • Boswellia

    • Ashwagandha

    • Ginger

    • Menthol

    • Camphor

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    Healing Ligaments and Tendons: Conclusion

    Sometimes one healing method at a time works and for the less strenuous athlete training it is recommended. But for people that have a highly stressful workout or those that are involved in high impact sports a combination of practices can be used.

    The aforementioned applications; Traditional Chinese Medicine for healing ligaments and tendons, are not only safe and effective but are also affordable. The herbal remedies to heal and strengthen the tissues are very inexpensive. Mixing the herbal remedies with any of the other methods of healing can increase efficacy and reduce the time it takes effect.

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