This is a slightly warming plaster. It contains herbs that reduce pain and help heal damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments. Used mostly for chronic conditions and not while inflammation, heat and redness is still present. This plaster is also great for bone spurs in the shoulder or heel.
Shimian is the name of the acupuncture point used for the treatment of bone spurs in the foot. The depth is about 0.5 inches, varying with each patient. Some patients have a very thin fat pad on the heel, making insertion depth less than 0.5 inch.
Treatment is twice a week for three weeks. Most uncomplicated cases will show improvement within six treatments.