In the past, we are all too familiar with the typical pain relief products you can find at your neighborhood drug store. Michael Chang took Chinese television by storm as he introduced a segment of Chinese medicine to the western world. Now that Chinese representation in the media has started to see a rise in popularity again, people are now looking at Chinese medicine for inspiration. Holistic healing has now become more favorable to the existing Western Medicine options, so now is a great time to reintroduce a well known pain relieving topical product you have never heard of.
Enter Wong To Yick — Wood Lock Oil. Originating in Hong Kong, Woodlock Oil, like many other multi-use topical ointments is based on the formula of the traditional White Flower Oil recipe, in which the creator, Wong To Yick, added several Chinese herbs such as Dong Quai to create this masterpiece. Founded in 1968, this product has a deep history rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with generations using it to blast away pains when needed.
In this sense, it can be considered to contain herbal extracts to increase blood flow and penetrate deep into muscles to sooth simple back aches, bruises, muscle soreness, and aid recovery times.
It is rumored that professional athletes such as Matt Barnes would use this product in the locker room to help with sore muscles (Go Warriors). We’re sure there are more professional athletes using Wood Lock Oil, but a little birdie confirmed that Matt Barnes is a huge fan.
If you have ever seen an acupuncturist, or any holistic healing practitioner, chances are, they probably have used Wood Lock Oil on one of your treatments. It has a distinct smell, kind of rosy, kind of herbal-y, but not overpowering. The cooling sensation of the oil really helps soothes aching pains.
Wood Lock Oil is an amazing pain relief ointment. This is because the main ingredient (Wintergreen Oil) is known as a counter-irritant. Counter-irritants create a feeling of cold or heat that can overpower the painful joint or muscle (You may be familiar with popular types like Icy Hot or Bengay.) By using them topically, it may help a person avoid most of the negative side effects of ingesting aspirin or aspirin-related compounds by mouth, such as:
- ulcers of the stomach and small intestine,
- abdominal pain,
- gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), and
- even serious gastrointestinal bleeding from ulcers.
Wood Lock oil is great for tennis elbows, sore muscles, or any pain as a result of overexertion or injury. Great product and we are happy to reintroduce it to you. We are lucky enough to be a distributor of it so if you want one, click here in the link.
Ingredients found in Wood Lock Medicated Oil — Wong To Yick
- Camphor 10%
- Menthol 16%
- Methyl Salicylate 50%
- Lavender oil
How to use Wood Lock Medicated Oil — Wong To Yick
Apply a moderate amount into your hands, rub your hands together to warm it up a bit. Massage it into problem areas. We like to use the palm of our hands to really dig into our muscles to the oil penetrates deep. You may even combine with your favorite massage gun to give yourself a nice treatment at home.
To bring this product into the 21st century, we’ve now coined the phrase — “Keep it locked with Wood Lock” #keepitlockedwithwoodlock
Don’t let pain get in the way of your passion or daily life. Remember Mr. Wong’s got your back!