Sinew-Soothing Soft Plaster #7 by Spring Wind is formulated to treat second-stage sinew damage that is neither hot nor cold. It is most appropriate when stiffness and an aching, persistent pain are the main symptoms.
The formula's strongest feature is its ability to relieve pain and move the qi and blood of the traumatized region.
Dosage: Spread the soft plaster evenly on a gauze pad at a thickness of about 1/8 of an inch. Place the dressing on the affected area and secure with tape or a gauze bandage.
Contraindications: Do not apply to open wounds. Avoid contact with eyes. This soft plaster will stain fabric.
Functions: Relieve pain, quicken blood, dissipate swelling and stasis.
Blood-quickening and pain-relieving agents form the basis of this formula. Pu Huang, Su Mu, Hong Hua, and Chi Shao quicken blood. Agents such as Du Huo and Ban Xia dispel damp and quicken the channels and Tian Nan Xing and Cao Wu relieve pain. The formula contains Shan Zhi Zi and Da Huang to counteract some of the warm herbs and to clear heat, dissipate swelling and relieve pain.