In 1978, Gabe Mirkin, MD coined the term RICE. Health care practitioners to laypersons are quick to recognize RICE as the ‘gold standard’ treatment option following injury. Followers of my blog know my stance against ice and now there is support from the physician who coined the term. Yes, the very same physician, Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who coined RICE, is now taking a step back.
“Coaches have used my “RICE” guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping.” – Gabe Mirkin, MD, March 2014
Chinese medicine has been saying that ice deters healing and now after a couple thousand years the science has caught up and proves that using ice does indeed slow down healing.
Here is a link to the full article with Dr. Gabe Mirkin: RICE: End of an Ice Age
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