This is what happens when you combine science, tradition and the pursuit for clinical excellence. The Red Emperor's Immortal Flame is a true clinical gem which has been passed down according to tradition from master to student. It has been adapted for general use in the clinic of Sifu Dr. Tom Turcotte, D.O.M. Its effectiveness and all benefits gained by its use are an honor to Sifu Turcotte and his teachers.
Equally well-suited for use by high-performance athletes or those suffering from debilitating arthritis, the Red Emperor's Immortal Flame is a medicinal-strength topical herbal formula. Its composition is expertly crafted to have a deep, penetrating, and warming effect. While its effects are remarkable, it should be used with diligent care. Please be mindful of the cautions, contraindications, and proper TCM pattern discrimination when using.
Supplement Facts: Organic Olive Oil (Olea Europeus), non-GMO Wintergreen (Gaultheria Procumbens), Organic Menthol (Mentha Arvensis), Beeswax, and a proprietary blend of organic medicinal herbs.
TCM Actions: Disperses Wind-Cold-Damp to Treat Bi (Pain) Syndromes, Warms and supplements Yang, Consolidates and Protects the Wei Qi, Warms the Channels, Invigorates blood to promote circulation and stop pain.
From a pharmacological standpoint, the individual properties of the ingredients in this formula include: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, pyretic/antipyretic, counterirritant, anodyne, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic.
Size: 47g (1.7 oz) jar
Cautions & Contraindications:
WARNING: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Avoid contact with eyes, groin, and any mucous membranes. Always wash hands thoroughly after handling. Use only as directed. Do not use over open wounds or on damaged skin. Avoid using on red, hot, inflamed joints. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Do not use if cap has been tampered with, broken, or destroyed. Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Differences between the Liniment and Salve:
The key difference between these two products is the beeswax which is included in the salve. The liniment has a fairly immediate, penetrating effect and is great for quick relief. It works well for massaging into affected areas during treatment or with use during cupping.
The addition of the beeswax in the salve makes it more of a slow release which works very well for home use and for chronic aching that works well with a delayed release.
*Organic; contains no alcohol, no dyes, no synthetic ingredients, and no paraffin
Chris Volesky –
My review is actually for my own experience using the REIF salve. I have battled bouts of neck pain for many years. In the past 2-3 years, I have had an increased susceptibility to wind-cold type neck pains.
Basically, my neck would lock up and I would have horrible pain in varying muscles of my neck. The pain would literally be in one muscle in the morning, then jump to another 1-2 muscles by afternoon, and sometimes by evening it would actually switch to the opposite side of my neck. Acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, NSAIDs were all only mildly effective.
After showering one day, I put some of the REIF salve on my neck. At first it felt very warm and eventually started to feel quite cool. Within a couple hours almost my whole range of motion was restored and about 75% of the pain was gone. Now, I use REIF immediately when I get a neck issue. It works very quickly and I never have to deal with weeks of agonizing pain anymore. What's even more remarkable is that these bouts of neck pain a almost not even occurring anymore! Previously, it was happening once every month or so.
This salve is amazing! I have used it for cricks in my neck and also when tension headaches start coming on from neck and shoulder tension. It eases any pain or headaches considerably. Recently, my daughter hurt her back from jumping on her friend’s trampoline. She was complaining of pain across the lower thoracic/upper lumbar area. I put this salve on her around 30 min after she soaked in hot water. I covered the area thoroughly, but it doesn’t take much - maybe a finger tip worth at most! The next day my daughter’s back pain was reduced by around 75-85%. She said “it only hurt a little bit” when the day before she couldn’t stop complaining about it. This salve is good for anything acute or chronic. It just works! It’s better than anything else on the market that I’ve found.
Brennan Quinn (verified owner) –
This salve is special! I've encountered many linaments, salves, butters, and topicals over the years and they are all good. However, what makes this salve special is its heat feature! It literally will heat up to make your muscles and joints toasty! Think of old, arthritis that lingers and aches after activity - use this salve before activity and the muscles will warm up and remain warm throughout the activity. But my favorite way of using the salve is after workouts - I liberally apply the salve to my back and neck and then apply hot moist heat packs and boy does it feel great!
Lisa Nicholson (verified owner) –
I have a long history of neck and back pain from various athletic "boo-boos", and always try pain salves on myself before using it on patients. I love the feel and scent of this salve. It goes on feeling a bit cool, then quickly becomes warming with a bit of rubbing. The warmth penetrates deeper than most other products, and provides soothing relief for those deep muscle aches which can be so annoying. It's especially nice after a hot shower when the pores are open and it can penetrate more easily. I've also found it does a nice job of opening up constricted airways and nasal passages - similar to a Vick's Vapor Rub, only nicer. I have mild asthma, and sometimes rubbing this on my chest is enough to avoid needing to use my inhaler.
Patricia H.A. (verified owner) –
I use both the salve and the liniment on myself when my neck hurts from working too much, on my elderly mother who suffers from shoulder and back pain, and when doing running cupping on my achy patients. I usually get results instantaneously, and what I love the most is that just a little bit of it goes a long way, so I find it very cost effective
Olivia Niedbala (verified owner) –
The salve elevates cupping and Gua Sha to a whole new level. I don’t do fire cupping because of a traumatizing accident during acupuncture school, so I stick to mechanical cupping - and REIF adds that missing heat element.
I also apply REIF salve when I have muscular and menstrual pain but know I won’t be able to reapply the whole day, and it provides long-lasting relief - not as much relief as the liniment, but it lasts longer.
Alain Bernard –
I've started to use the product just a couple of weeks ago. Today, a patient with severe muscular pain and inflammation for many years (he's been in a very serious car accident) told me: what's that stuff you put on me last time ? It's amazing, i want more. Where can i buy it ? I'm pretty sure more and more patients will love this product.