Mods - having looked though the review options, this seemed the appropriate place.
Nearly a year ago, I ordered Tiger Exits the Forrest from Bully member Dale Dugas.
Now, having spent probably an accumulative year in China, I've seen a lot of good, bad and outright BS.
Always the skeptic, but supporting the 'little guy', I ordered Dale's jow product, advised as being the most aggressive of his line of similar products.
I've used this product numerous times since. Not for the little pinching bruises you get from judo randori, but those big knots to the shins from noobs trying their ashi waza (foot techniques), gout and the occasional ear injury received from spending too much time on the mat.Quote:
http://www.bullshido.net/forums/imag...quote_icon.png Originally Posted by hungryjoe http://www.bullshido.net/forums/imag...post-right.png
Received the Tiger Exits the Forrest. Thanks!
Looking forward to using it on the hands and shins when needed.
(1) Do you recommend this for application to fresh ear injuries to help alleviate blood pooling/hardening? Understanding that it is not for inside the ears, but the damaged capillaries.
If so, how do apply?
You can apply the medicine after the initial swelling has gone down. Most people will ice injuries for 24 hours and then use the liniment. Apply it twice a day. I use a little cotton ball with liniment on it to apply to the ears.
(2) Gout. I have it. It doesn't flare often but there are times I've dreamed of sawing off my big toe. Given that this is from high uric acid content in the blood, have you any knowledge of jow application to treat gout once an onset has occurred?
If so, how do apply?
Apply it when you are having attacks on the areas that are affected. Rub it in twice a day. Will help to move blood through the affected area and help to reduce the flareup. My old man has used it to help with the pain and stiffness that accompanies gout.
.....for the record....
Dale was away at John Painter's seminar when I ordered the dit jow. He advised me he was sending a second bottle free of charge due to my having to wait ten days. Be skeptic if you will, but don't doubt his integrity and all around good heart.
Having had enough stitches to make a small quilt and the bruises that go with the lifestyle, I know what does and does not work. Fifty+ years of injuries, you know when something does indeed accelerate healing.
Dale's product does work for those deep tissue bruises. After applying ice packs, the jow was applied for 15-30 minutes on a rag while doing deep massage. To my understanding, deep massage is part of the necessary treatment. It hurts, but helps to move the blood. Swelling was reduced next day with noticeable reduction in color change over what you'd usually expect days after (did not affect as large an area with less bruising than normal, given the injury). Pain in area of injury was reduced due to less swelling and tissue damage (my laymans understanding from years of experience only).
Can't swear to its working on the gout as when it flares up I take an aggressive NSAID medicine and beg drugs as needed. I do think it helped. On deep bruises, the results are definitely positive.
Service is great.
Smell isn't bad. Just don't spill on the carpet or furniture.
....as an aside....
Dale always advertises that "his door is open". You can't get more open than that......