Lotions and Potions

Lotions and Potions - LotionsandPotions AN161 Spring,2006

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Lotions and Potions AN 161 Spring, 2006
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From:The Basics About Balms By Ken Marcella, DVM
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Liniments Liniments are any combination of drugs  applied to increase heat and promote  vasodilatation. They contain one or more  essential oils that produce sensations of both  heat and cooling. Usually, liniment is applied  by hand and vigorously rubbed in. The area is  usually not covered by wraps.
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Tighteners Tighteners are mixtures that aid in the  removal of fluid from joint capsules and  tendon sheaths. They are almost  always rubbed into the affected area  and followed with a wrap. There's some  thought that the rubbing massage and  compression from the wraps do more  than the tighteners themselves do. 
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Sweats Sweats are products that cause moisture  accumulation on the skin. The moisture is  drawn out of the underlying tissues.  Consequently, sweats are used to reduce the 
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Lotions and Potions - LotionsandPotions AN161 Spring,2006

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