You have probably seen Chinese martial arts in movies and people doing tai chi in parks every morning. Physical exercises are an important part of Chinese culture and have many forms. Some exercises are very physically and mentally demanding, particularly those related to martial arts, and require certain techniques to speed up the recovery after such strenuous physical activities. Traditional Chinese medicine provides such techniques in the form of acupuncture, cupping therapy, herbal medicine, gua sha, tui na, and even qigong. And while we will be happy to assist you with recovery whenever you would need our help, we strongly recommend thinking ahead of time and preparing for the strenuous activities in advance whenever it may be possible, because then your body will suffer less damage and will not need as much time or effort for recovery.