Acupuncturists have long been against the use of ice for muscles soreness and repair of an injury. This is because of the idea that the cold literally gets into our joints and slows the circulation.
Within the last decade a number of research studies have come out questioning whether it is best to ice after an injury or for serious muscle fatigue.
The New York Times had an article outlining a recent publication that looked at the effect of icing muscles after a very strenuous workout. This study in mice showed that application of ice slowed down the healing process … Read More