Why Choosing A High Quality Liniment Is So Important
Striking anything repeatedly and with force in an effort to achieve Iron palm skills requires proper herbal liniments, because the amount of stress placed on the muscles and bones from the repeated traumas can cause anything from loss of movement to disfiguring calcium deposits and arthritic conditions.
Because the damage must be removed immediately, the liniment or liniments used should not be left up to chance, good intentions or luck. They also should be applied before and after training.
The liniment one uses after a traumatizing session should be a proven liniment with the proper herbs used to prevent the damage we discussed above. Those who have purchased my Iron Palm and Dit Da Jow kits will notice the liniment in your large glass jar will always have herbal sediment at the bottom of the jar.
That is very important for the strength and potency of your Dit Da Jow or Iron Palm liniment. Generally when you buy a pre-made liniment you will never see any sediment of any kind at the bottom of the bottle. Not having herbal sediment is like making a cup of tea and soaking the tea bag for a instant then drinking the tea, it will taste like water an extremely weak cup of tea.
But take the teabag and put it in your mouth and take a big bite, whoa very strong taste. The herbal sediment is exactly the same. Soaking is extremely important for the potency and in extreme emergencies that sediment can be used as a very powerful poultice on a bad injury to speed up the healing.
Liniments that are sold pre-made are generally in plastic bottles. If you have read any articles on Dit Da Jow or Iron Palm or articles regarding Chinese Medicine you know the plastic does not react well with the herbs and the alcohol, the plastic compounds literally leech out into the liniment, making it worthless and sometimes dangerous.
Besides no sediment which makes it weaker and then packaged in plastic, it really becomes a bad choice for your purchase, because after all we are dealing with the health and condition of your hands and other body parts that are traumatized in training.
It would be wise in the long run to make your own kit that you have total control of from start to finish. You will have a stronger liniment and that is of course the longer the liniment is soaking in the herbal sediment the stronger and more concentrated it becomes.