Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply the IRON PALM liniment?

Use the Iron Palm Jow (liniment) by pouring a small amount (a capful) into your palm and rubbing it into the area you want to condition. eg hands, forearms etc. Rub in before and after your training and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing your hands or showering so it can soak into the skin.

Where are the herbs from and how is the liniment (Dit Da Jow) made?

All herbs are authentic whole herbs imported from China and the United States. The herbs are placed in a glass jar with about 5 litres of 95% proof alcohol, which is needed for the extraction of the healing compounds. The concoction is agitated daily for about a month, then weekly for about a year before the Jow can be used.

Are there animal products in the Liniments?

The only liniment that contains animal products is the Ku Yu Cheung Iron Palm Liniment. All other liniments and oils are 100% plant material. None of these products were tested on animals, but they were all tested on me.

What if I have an allergic reaction?

If you suffer from allergies, you should apply a small amount to the skin and wait 24 hours to see if you have a reaction. If you have an allergic reaction, you should cease using the product immediately. There are no peanut products in any of the liniments.

What if I experience skin irritation?

Because the extraction medium is 95% alcohol, the alcohol will possibly dry your skin out. This happens particularly during the winter time or sometimes with older folks whose skin is not as thick as it used to be. It is extremely important not to apply the Jow if you have scraped or broken the skin. Do not train to the point of breaking the skin because it will set your training back greatly as you will not be able to apply the jow.

If you get a rash, discontinue until the rash is gone, then gradually re-apply a little per day. Before going to bed in the evening, apply some skin moisturiser or a product called INVITE Vitamin E Oil which you can obtain from most chemists. It's an awesome product for repairing skin damaged by dryness or rash. I use it periodically with great results.

How do I apply the MUSCLE SORENESS & BRUISING liniment?

Use a liberal amount of the Dit Da Jow (liniment) by pouring a small amount (a capful) into your palm and rubbing it into the area you want to heal. Rub in for about 5 minutes massaging the complete area to promote blood flow and absorption of the Dit Da Jow into the skin. Repeat this process about 3-4 times daily and within 3 days, most bruising should be gone with no residual yellowing that often occurs with slow healing bruises. With a recently developed contusion or hematoma, you MUST wait for the swelling to go down before applying the Dit Da Jow. For the first 24 hours after suffering a swelling or hematoma, you must apply ICE as soon as possible (and repeat frequently) to reduce severity of the swelling. After 24 hours the Jow can be used to disperse the bruising and heal the area.

Why do we use glass bottles?

We use glass bottles so the purity of the herbs is maintained and is not affected by the leaching of chemicals from plastic containers into the liniment.

Can I drink the Liniment (Dit Da Jow)?

NO! Absolutely not! This liniment is for external use only.

Can the liniments be used by children?

Children have delicate skin and developing bones. Under the age of 16, general bruise healing liniments and muscles soreness should be healed using a non-alcohol based healing liniment, not the alcohol based Dit Da Jows. We recommend the Kutus Kutus Oil for healing bruises and muscle soreness in children.

We do not recommend the practice of Iron Palm (or the use of Iron Palm liniments) for children under the age of 16.


Do we accept returns?

If the tamper-proof seal is intact and the liniment is unused you can return it for a 100% refund.If the tamper-proof seal is broken, we cannot accept a return due to health reasons and the possible risk of contamination.

What is the difference between an Oil and a Liniment?

Oils and Liniments have been in existence for thousands of years. A liniment is an alcohol-based formula, one in which herbs have been soaked in alcohol for an extended period of time. An oil is created in a similar manner, but without alcohol as the extracting medium. Liniments absorb more quickly and generally have better penetration than oils, although oils are easier to massage in. (We are currently working on a groundbreaking TCM healing oil which we will introduce soon)

What is Dit Da Jow?

Dit Da Jow is a liniment which literally means 'fall and strike wine' made from Chinese herbs and soaked in alcohol. It is not for drinking however, only for external use.

Dit Da Jow is a unique mixture of many aromatic herbs such as myrrh and ginseng, which are combined to stimulate circulation, reduce pain and swelling, and improve healing of injuries.

Different types of Jow can be made from different combinations (recipes) of herbs. Iron Palm jow for example contains herbs specifically to strengthen the skin, connective tissue and toughen bones.

How strong are Red Chi Liniments?

Our 'Nine Tiger' Dit Da Jow liniment for example uses over 1 kilogram of the 35 different Chinese herbs to produce 5 litres of liniment and takes around 2 years for full potency to occur.

That is a massive amount of herbs and guarantees that Red Chi liniments are the best and most potent you can buy.

Do we sell Wholesale?

Yes. For a minimum of 5 units we provide a wholesale discount. Postage is still applicable. This discount is available to therapists, masseurs, martial arts schools, gymnasiums, naturapaths.