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Hi! Since I gathered a lot of expeirence getting injured and sick while training, I thought I would start a new topic, namely: gym/trainer advice received on how to care for injuries or ailments. 

I will start with a couple of things I have been told and their origin. 

  • Swollen, painful knuckles: massage with hot water and salt (western boxing coach, Sweden)
  • Ligament or muscle issues: Ice bath with salt. Eat potatoes and ocra/lady fingers. (lethwei trainer, Myanmar)
  • Any kind of muscle pain: warm water massage (basically all muay thai trainers, Thailand)
  • Cough: gurgle with warm salt water (muay thai trainer, Thailand)
  • Shin dents: gentle warm water massage downward motion (muay thai trainers, Thailand)
  • Prevent skin rashes of any kind: rinse water directly after training then apply baby powder (muay thai trainer, Thailand)
  • Pink eye: stay away, absolutely no clinching, hot water compress (muay thai trainers, Thailand)

 

 

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On 11/30/2020 at 5:22 PM, Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu said:

My trainer insists that the "post fight medicine" needs to be taken to avoid abscesses/ Staph. If you don't fight, you have to take it every 2 months of training. Like a reset.

You mean the laxative thingy? I didn't know it had anything to do with staph. I was told is to get the stress hormones out or something (never tried it). 

I have a shingles (herpes zoster) related question as I remember you've written you had it a couple of times. I had it 2 years ago and when I said the Thai name to my trainers they all knew exactly what it was and took it pretty seriously. Whereas people in general don't really know it too well. Any reason it's common in Muay Thai gyms other than the training is taxing on the immune system? 

I got it real real bad as I went to doc too late. An old Swedish word for it is hellfire which is exactly how it felt. I also had the post-shingles nerve pain for months which was treated with high-dose vit B (I think B6, 12 and maybe B3?).  A former colleague who wasn't happy I needed to take some days off work insisted it's probably because of my "dirty boxing gym". Whereas doc told me it's stress that activates the checkenpox virus. 

 

Any idéa? 

 

 

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On 12/5/2020 at 4:48 AM, LengLeng said:

. I was told is to get the stress hormones out or something (never tried it). .....

Whereas doc told me it's stress that activates the chickenpox virus. 

 

Any idéa? 

 

 

 

Re stress and destressing devices.

To have a friendly cat  does often miracles for destressing and giving harmony.   It probably works with a loving dog too, but my personal knowledge is cats.

 

So, a cat with whom you are its Ma or Dad, and whom takes you as a such, does much to soothe  stresses.

Its very pleasant to have it laying on you and spinning.... You get to sleep deeply and get refreshed.

Also, its proven cats spinning helps to heal bone injuries.  I imagine for example, stress fractures, which are fairly common with hard training top athletes.

And if said atlethes are also beating mercilessly upon each other, there are surely even more  damages...   🙂

 

Its very common such a friendly cat , when it notices hishers  Ma or Da is sick, ill or sad, comes, lays down with you, and does its best to comfort you...

 

A good tip is to adopt a homeless cat (or dog).  Even if the fostering may take some time and patience if the cat is shy. 

They know they were saved, and know to give gratitude.  Such a cat/ dog  may remain shy to visitors, but will be your eternal supporter and protector  In this live and from the afterlife too....   I dare to say.  This last is my personal belief, but the earlier parts its many whom had witnessed such.

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On 12/22/2020 at 9:45 PM, StefanZ said:

Re stress and destressing devices.

To have a friendly cat  does often miracles for destressing and giving harmony.   It probably works with a loving dog too, but my personal knowledge is cats.

 

So, a cat with whom you are its Ma or Dad, and whom takes you as a such, does much to soothe  stresses.

Its very pleasant to have it laying on you and spinning.... You get to sleep deeply and get refreshed.

Also, its proven cats spinning helps to heal bone injuries.  I imagine for example, stress fractures, which are fairly common with hard training top athletes.

And if said atlethes are also beating mercilessly upon each other, there are surely even more  damages...   🙂

 

Its very common such a friendly cat , when it notices hishers  Ma or Da is sick, ill or sad, comes, lays down with you, and does its best to comfort you...

 

A good tip is to adopt a homeless cat (or dog).  Even if the fostering may take some time and patience if the cat is shy. 

They know they were saved, and know to give gratitude.  Such a cat/ dog  may remain shy to visitors, but will be your eternal supporter and protector  In this live and from the afterlife too....   I dare to say.  This last is my personal belief, but the earlier parts its many whom had witnessed such.

I recently adopted a Myanmar stray kitten ❤️. What I find so amazing is that I now throughout the day take short pauses to play or cuddle and I find it so great for my general well-being. I had no idea about the benefits of their purring. I will look into it. My kitten lost her mum very early so since I got her she has been suckling on my neck. It's so cute. 

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I got two new treatments that helped me.

Ligament injury on knee: a mix of a herb called "bone ligament plant" or similar in Burmese (see green herb in pic) mixed with ginger and salt and rice. Grond it well. Use plastic foil to wrap it on injured area for hours. Not sure if it helps but it definitely gets warm and stimulates blood flow. 

Injured/bruised/swollen eye: boiled duck egg wrapped in tissue gently pat the area while egg is warm. No idea about the science involved, but a perfect heat compression solution. The heat stays, the egg has a perfect shape for the eye. 

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