Traditionally, martial arts schools would often have many liniments on hand each for a different type of injury or ailment. These liniments would be used to treat bruises, contusions, muscle pulls, strains and other injuries resulting from training. Of course, this was also when martial arts meant more than a year long contract with the promise of a belt or promotion at the end of the specified term. This was a time when martial arts was not only about breaking a board, or racking up points in a match; the lifestyle and health of the participants was paramount to success.
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San Huang San (Three Yellows Powder) is a poultice used for acute stage sinew and bone injuries with swelling, pain, and redness in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often used as an alternative to ice. San Huang San is very cold in temperature. It is useful for the reduction of inflammation, swelling, and pain associated with acute injury.