Restore the Dragon 2017 © 2018 Dr. Eric Strand

Welcome to your new bottle of Die Da Jiu. If you bought it, thank you for your purchase! We are sure you’re going to love our product. If someone gave it to you as a gift, then you are extraordinarily important to them and may possibly owe them a life-debt!

My Die Da Jiu is based on formulas used by Shaolin monks, martial artists, and healers for millennia. Unlike some trauma liniments that are mass-marketed to the general public which contain only a handful of Chinese herbs, ours contain anywhere from 30-55 herbs which have been shown historically to reduce pain and inflammation, move Qi and Blood, and even regenerate bone, tendon, and muscle.

Making Jiu in the traditional form, I carefully select the herbs for each formula; every year is slightly different. Once I’m satisfied with the list, I grind the herbs to a fine powder and mix them slowly into an alcohol base. It is here in the infancy of the Jiu that a good deal of the magic happens as the herbs break down slowly, with daily stirring to ensure a complete soak. After one month water is added to cut the alcohol, and now the herbs are allowed to rest in between weekly stirring.

In total, the formula soaks in its barrel for at least six months before it is finally ready to distribute for use. This process has the effect of creating nothing but the finest quality liniment available on the market. It also means that we are limited each year in the amount of Jiu that we can produce.

How to use:

Treatment of grade 2 left ankle sprain with RTD2014. Photos taken 5 days apart. © 2017 Dr. Eric Strand

Let’s start with the basics. You can apply Die Da Jiu with a cotton ball, spray applicator, or even your bare hands. I recommend you spray Jiu directly on the area of concern, whether an achy joint or a severe bruise, and let dry into the skin before covering with clothing. The more acute the injury, the more times daily you should apply liniment (up to three times daily for acute care, and once daily for chronic). Here are some other interesting ways to use your liniment;

  1. Mix 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Die Da Jiu with 2-4 oz of your favorite lotion and store in a cool, dry place. Use on hands and feet liberally! Great for plantar fasciitis or arthritic hands.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon to a massaging foot bath for general anti-inflammatory purposes. Makes your feet feel wonderful, but maybe don’t use in an expensive machine. I’ve used mine in a portable foot spa for years without issue, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be so lucky.
  3. If you are suffering from aching hips or knees, spray the entire area with liniment and then cover with a warm compress for 10-15 minutes once daily. This opens the pores and really sinks it in there. So good!

Things NOT to do:

  1. Never use Die Da Jiu on an open wound or sore. If the liniment is allowed directly into the bloodstream it can be toxic, or lead to prolonged bleeding.
  2. Like any well-made herbal liniment, this stuff will stain anything you are wearing. Let it dry completely before covering it with clothing.
  3. If you have sensitive skin, or just a freak reaction, it is possible that you will react to Die Da Jiu. If you apply Jiu to a bruise and the next morning have a rash, you are now officially unable to use trauma liniment produced in traditional fashion. This is not my fault. Your parents, however, are another story.
  4. While it is unlikely to ever happen, I need to legally tell you that anyone who is or may be pregnant should NEVER use, touch, apply, or possibly even sniff Die Da Jiu. Many of the herbs used can cause contractions when taken internally and while I have used many of my liniments on pregnant women, I have to tell you not to so that you don’t sue me when coincidence strikes and your wife or girlfriend pops into labor after someone in the back room cracks a bottle of trauma liniment. This is America, after all.
  5. Lastly, and although it seems straight forward, never eat or drink Die Da Jiu. The herbs included in all of my formulas are non-toxic when applied to the surface of the skin, however, if taken internally they could cause serious harm, if not copious vomiting. In the event that the formula is ever accidentally ingested, induce vomiting and call your nearest poison control center. This does not apply to overspray. If you get a little in your mouth on accident while using, don’t freak out; you’ll live. Just don’t eat it… weirdos.

Die Da Jiu is intended as a supplement to and not a replacement for competent medical care. It is always in your best interest to seek qualified medical advice prior to commencing any herbal therapy, dietary regime, or exercise plan. Statements regarding benefits to health and healing have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Best of health, and train responsibly.