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My Love Has Not Faded

Posted by terrepruitt on March 11, 2020

This is somewhat of an update from a previous post. I love Zheng Gu Shui. My husband first learned about it years ago when he was participating in Jujitsu. When we first started using it, there was not a lot of information – in English – included in the package . . . in fact, there wasn’t a package it was just the bottle. But now it comes in a box with an insert and it is being touted as an analgesic.

The main marketing seems to be “sports pain relief” so use it to help sore muscles after a workout. Well, since DOMS is part of the process in which the body changes, I personally don’t use it for that. But, I see how that might be something people want relief from. Since, as I mentioned, there used to not be any information with the product, I didn’t realize it is an analgesic. To me it actually helps bruises and “things” heal so that is what I use it for. That could be another reason it could be used for “sports pain relief” . . . it might help a body heal from that.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia in the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, YMCA, Zumba, Nia Technique, SJ City Fit, SJCityFit, City of San Jose Exercise Classes, Cambrian Yoga & Cardio Dance, CYCD, Yin YogaAs I have stated over and over, it really is great. I think my bruises heal much quick when I use this then they would on their own. Also, YES, I did have some muscle soreness – although not form working out – and I used it and my arm felt so much better after. I recently had some blood drawn and the area started to bruise, now I do not put it on open wounds or even healing cuts, but I put it on the surrounding area. It helped a lot. The other “things” I was referring to might be an over-used, sore joint, it is not a bruise but something that might want some attention.  Also, recently I strained my neck and it was so uncomfortable I decided to put Zheng Gu Shui on it.  I put it all the way up into my hair where the muscle started.  What is so funny is that I told a friend I had never done that before . . . geez louise, I just read my first Zheng Gu Shui post and I posted about it.  Well, it was ELEVEN YEARS ago, apparently I forgot!

Sadly – and I am assuming it is because it is being marketed for “sports pain relief” – the price has more than doubled. It used to be under four dollars, now it is it ten.

If you choose to use it do heed the warnings about mucus membranes or sensitive areas of the skin like insides of knees and elbows. Also keep in mind that if light skinned it may discolor your skin. Also, it may dry out your skin. Discoloration and dryness happens to me.

I constantly find myself turning to this to help me heal and I feel it works.

Do you have an ointment, salve, or lotion you turn to to help you heal and/or feel better?

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