I recently sprained my ankle and tore my right calf muscle while running from a falling tree in Big Sur. After a visit to my western doc and a prescription of 3 months rest I confined myself to my apartment, and dutifully kept my foot propped up, wrapped, and iced as required. Being a student of TCM I put myself on the formula Yunan Baiyao and found great results from that, as the swelling and bruising cleared rapidly.
Honestly, the transformation in one day after taking the formula was almost miraculous to me. It was such a relief after four weeks of pain to feel almost normal again. The stiffness began to resolve and after three days the localized swelling did not return.
My recovery using this formula has been so good that long before the prescribed three months of rest I was able to begin practicing Tai Chi, and even completed a five mile run. Dr. Wen proved that the right formula at the right time can have a big impact on healing a traumatic injury.