Spit on It!
By Edna M Brandt, LAc
One of the more surprising things I learned from my tai chi teacher Patrick Watson was to spit on my injuries (such as sprains or strains), pain, or bruises. He taught us that as soon as we woke up and before swallowing, to put our morning saliva on our fingers and rub it into the area of the pain or bruise. If you use the tai chi knee massage, you can add your spit to both of your palms as you circle your knees.