TOPICAL LINIMENTS (JIAOS) AND BALMS
The Fu (pronounced foo) Medicinals topical balms and liniments provide pain relief for a wide range of injuries and pain-based conditions.
Our liniments and balms are rooted in ancient recipes of the Chinese Kung Fu Martial Arts schools. Each topical is hand-crafted in small batches in Oregon using organic and locally-sourced ingredients whenever the option is there. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been successfully used for thousands of years to treat painful conditions without the use of any chemicals. We utilize traditional and slow herbal infusion methods to guarantee potency. As healthcare practitioners we are dedicated to creating natural products that meet the highest clinical standards.
All of Fu Medicinal products are designed for specific ailments as opposed to a "One-For-All" topical that claims address all of your various pains. At Fu Medicinals, our goal is to follow the theories of Chinese Medicine according to the levels of damage to the body's tissues. When choosing a topical medicine for your own condition, it's important to understand what is going on that is causing your pain in the first place. If your doctor has given you a diagnosis, then you're already off to a good start. If not, read the descriptions of our products below and perhaps your complaints will match up with a solid choice. You can always email us with questions or read our testimonials here and on our Etsy shop!
Dit Da Jiao Trauma Liniment and Balm Dit Da Jiao (dit-dah-jow) is translated from Chinese as "Hit-Fall Wine" and has been a classic remedy in Kung Fu schools for centuries. Both the original liniment and balm adaptation are made from medicinal herbs that reduce inflammation and eliminate pain very quickly. This formula is called a "Pacific North West" Dit Da Jiao and is perfect for acute injuries. It removes swelling, moves stagnant blood, and relaxes tense tissues to aid in healing. If you suffer from an acute bruise, this is your go-to remedy!
Tendon Mending Jiao and Balm This formula, in both the original liniment form as well as the balm, is made to treat chronic tendon and ligament injury, such as tendonitis and ligament (joint) sprains. This formula has a reputation for helping to relieve stubborn cases of tendonitis and it is best when applied to the problem area before and after activity. However, because this is a warming formula, it is recommended that you avoid use during the first 24-48 hours of a new injury.
Bone Spur Jiao and Balm has the reputation for working wonders with those suffering with boney growths which are sometimes called spurs. The premise behind this formula is that it works to dissipate the pain and inflammation caused by bone spurs, while providing medicinal herbs to the bone and surrounding tissues. Inflammation here is often the cause of further boney growth, so the idea is to reduce that inflammation of both the soft tissue and the bone itself, so the body can do its work preventing continued growth or perhaps dissolve some of the spur. This is a fantastic choice for reducing the pain and advancement of arthritis! This is a great formula for chronic joint pain due to the above mentioned complaints.
Ghost Jiao: This liniment is potent for pain and healing and the medicinal herbs penetrate deep to the sinew, periosteum, and bone level. Use this jiao for bone bruises, fracture, and sprains. It's a great application for right after trigger point therapy sessions. This is a unique blend of herbs and resins unlike any other jiao out there and since its recent induction has gotten fantastic reviews. It's been successfully used for chronic joint pain and also has been praised for its effect on arthritis pain. Ghost Jiao is also a great choice for acute tweaks of all kinds and could be an essential part of a home or travel first aid kit . The scent is quite strong, but it immediately dissipates as soon as it is rubbed into the skin.
Are you wondering which product to choose? Jiaos (Liniments) are best applied by massaging a small amount into the affected area with either the fingertips or a cotton ball. Some people like to take a cotton ball or cotton wipe, wet it with the liniment, and place it over the injured area, and then tape it into place with medical or first aid tape. This will allow for continuous and deep absorption of jiao. These liniments may be applied several times per day. Each application of the liniment may be considered a dose, and it will quickly penetrate deeply upon massaging it into the skin. Balms absorb more slowly, almost like a time-release application. Some people might prefer the usage and storage of a balm over a jiao or oil, simply because they are more familiar with using the balms and gels of other products, or perhaps because liniments and oils may be spilled more easily since they are in liquid form. But rest assured that whatever you choose, you will find that the efficacy is key to making the right choice.
The balms offer ease of use while still retaining the strength of the original liniments. If you really like to have your injured areas massaged, then this might be a great choice for you to use as your topical application. All balm formulas are made with organic, unrefined virgin coconut oil, and as such, when in warm to hot temperatures the balms tend to liquify back into an oil state. That is not a problem for most folks, but it should be considered when planning a trip where you may bring some balms along with you. This may become an issue if you like to keep it in your car, for example.
The balms spread very easily and don't feel too greasy on the skin. Also note that occasionally the balms may settle into their jars with slight cracking of the surface. This is perfectly fine and is simply due to the nature of the coconut oil combined with the wax at certain cooling temperatures.
With all of these products, a little goes a long way!! All Fu Medicinals topicals carry a mild and pleasant scent but nothing that would bother most people, and in fact most users of our products say that any scent dissolves within moments.
*If you have any concerns about severe allergens to specific medicinal herbs, we'd like to provide our customers with a full list of all of the different Chinese Herbs that we use in our "lab." Our formulas share space and production equipment, so if you do have any known allergies to the following botanicals, we suggest refraining from using our products. Although we have never seen any adverse reactions from our products, such things are always possible with substances we may have never encountered before. Here is the full list of herbs fully in production at Fu Medicinals:
Ai Ye, Bai Zhu, Bo He, Cao Wu, Chuan Wu, Da Huang, Dan Shen, Dang Gui Pian, Dang Gui Wei, Ding Xiang, E Zhu, Gan Cao, Gan Jiang, *Gaultheria Procubens L., which is Western Lu-ti-ts’ao (Chinese), Gu Sui Bu, Gui Pi, Gui Zhi, Hong Hua, Hua Jiao, Lu Lu Tong, Mo Yao, Rou Gui, Ru Xiang, Tao Ren, Wei Ling Xian, Xing Ren, Xue Jie, Xu Dan Zi Ran Tong, Zhang Nao, Zhi Zi.
*****IMPORTANT****** Fu Medicinals does not claim to have a "cure" for your problem nor do we claim that our products alone "fix" your complaints. Despite what the reviews on our Etsy Shop might say, our products are not miracles. What our topicals do is help you to obtain relief by aiding the healing process that you must partake via the direction of your doctor. This might include approaches such as physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, manual therapies, and so on. Adding the Fu Medicinals formula that matches with your condition may greatly help the entire process, at least that has been the experience of thousands of individuals and practitioners across the country. When choosing a Fu Medicinals topical remedy, please understand that you would benefit from using it in conjunction with whatever modalities your healthcare provider advises.***************************************
HOW TO ORDER ANY OF OUR TOPICAL PRODUCTS:
Our Topical Medicines are available in 2 ounce jars and bottles. If you are a practitioner of acupuncture, physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, or other healthcare, and would like to supply your own clinic or practice with any of these products, we would be happy to get you some Fu Medicinals at a wholesale price. If you own a retail store and wish to purchase in bulk at a wholesale agreement, then that may also be an option. For wholesale inquiries, please email us directly at email@example.com.
You may purchase Fu Medicinals Topical Pain Relief products, as a non-practitioner in singles or more, directly at the following locations, or by visiting our Etsy site! https://www.etsy.com/shop/FuMedicinals?ref=search_shop_redirect
Our products may also be found at the following clinics in the USA:
Sundance Natural Foods. 748 E. 24th Avenue, Eugene OR 97405.
Heritage Acupuncture and Wellness. 250 Consultant Place, Suite 250, Durham NC 27707.
Central Coast Community Acupuncture. 123 NE 8th St., Newport OR 97365.
Equilibrium Acupuncture. 525 Wanaque Ave, LL2, Pompton Lakes NJ 07442.
Anatomy Acupuncture. 328 NE Failing St., Portland Oregon 97212.
Acupuncture Plus. 930 Logan St., #205, Denver Colorado 80203.
Vital Flow Medicine. 825 West Kent Ave., Missoula MT 59801.
Gotham City Acupuncture. 162 W. 56th St., Suite 501, NYC NY 10019.
Elixir Lifestyle Medicine. 1732 Palma Dr., Ventura CA 93003.
Soaring Crane Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 1517 N. 1st., Indianola IA 50125.
Friends of Fu Medicinals:
Mountain Rose Herbs, Eugene OR. We source our Organic Coconut Oil and Natural Oregon Beeswax from Mountain Rose. If you'd like to learn about why we choose them for these ingredients, check out their website!!
American Whitewater: This is a nonprofit organization that excels at preserving the health of our nation's waterways.
Rockin' Stickers in Eugene OR. They make our killer labels!
more to come....
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Fu Medicinals! Please don't hesitate to contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you'd like to place an order!