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Zheng Gu Shui

Posted by terrepruitt on March 28, 2009

My husband took Jujitsu for a little while.  Martial Arts are amazing because from what I have heard most of them are not just an exercise class or a practice, a lot of them involve other “things” and in the case of my husband and his Jujitsu class, it involved potions and lotions.

Since in Jujitsu you use your body a lot and it can sustain damage, part of what he was taught was how to heal that damage or at least minimize the time frame of healing.  One thing he brought home was Zheng Gu Shui.  Oh how I love my Zheng Gu Shui.  If I even THINK I hurt myself, I put this stuff on and —BAM!—it is gone sooner than not. 

Ok, I have to admit sometimes I forget about it, but here is what had me wanting to blog about it.  I recently strained something in my neck changing the sheets.  Oh yeah, BTW, I usually don’t injure myself working out or exercising it is usually  while I am doing normal everyday stuff.  So I flicked the sheets like you do when you are putting them on the bed.  And –twang!—I hurt something.  That night I woke up four or five times because when I went to change sides I couldn’t turn my head without pain.  In the morning I tore my closet apart looking for my bottle of Zheng Gu Shui.  I put it on from my shoulder all the way into my hair because that’s where it really hurt.  Then I went about my day.  After one application I was able to move my head, but I still felt a twang.  So every once in while I would remember that I had hurt my neck so I would put more on.  I applied it maybe four times.  By the evening if I really put my mind to it I could still feel the pain, but I was able to completely move my head.   The next day, I was asking my husband if I could blog about Zheng Gu Shui and it dawned on me, it was 7:00 pm (I ran to the clock to check) and I had not THOUGHT about my neck ALL day because it was better.

According to many websites Zheng Gu Shui means rectify bones liquid.  I use it when I think I am going to bruise or feel that I have strained a muscle or something.   What it does is promote circulation.  This seems to allow the issue to resolve itself faster than it would on its own.  It is very strong smelling and it will tingle to the point of burning on tender spots (didn’t feel good on the back of my knees) and it might stain clothing, so use it with caution.  Always follow a products instructions.  It is awesome.  And it is VERY affordable.

10 Responses to “Zheng Gu Shui”

  1. judy said

    Neato! I’ll try it. Can I find it at Target or do I have to go somewhere a little more upscale than that?


    • I don’t know if you can find it at Target. I have one friend that bought some off E-bay. John gets ours at a market on Capitol Exp. by the Great Mall. I bet most Asian markets would have it. Thanks for asking that, now all readers will know. 🙂


  2. michele said

    Wow, thanks for the info…I love your blog, and you of course! This is why I read many blogs, I learn about things that might otherwise never cross my path.


  3. A ‘little while’ was two years. For that statement I will put you into a sleeper hold. To those others reading this, don’t worry, my version of a sleeper hold is just telling her about my day until her eyes roll back into her head and she’s out.


  4. suzicate said

    Thanks, Terre for pointing me to this. I am going to google it and order it online!


    • Yeah, I am not sure you would have it available to you. We have a lot of Asian markets around here so we can get it.

      It is awesome. I put it on my toe! Actually I think with most “owies” the surrounding area is affected too, so I put it on in a wide patch. With my toe I put it on all four toes down 1/3 of the front and back of my foot.

      If you touch it at all, DO NOT RUB YOUR EYES!

      Let me know what you think of it after you get it and use it.


  5. […] muscle sprains and pulls, bruises and trauma.  I said I would try it even though I am a fan of Zheng Gu Shui.  I have been wanting to post about this since I got it because it is pretty awesome.  I am a fan […]


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