It is rather hard for me to talk about X-Jow without getting teary-eyed because it represents a significant portion of my life, where the daily struggle to move forward was the norm. I recently realized that X-Jow was like my fifth child and I have been devoted to it with all my heart and soul. I have kept it with me for the last 18 years, constantly grooming and refining it to be the best it can be, while being its biggest and toughest critic. It did not matter how well it performed; I was not happy. I simply expected more. I protected and guarded X-Jow from all of the marketing geniuses and businessmen who thought they could pimp it. I thought that it would never be strong enough to stand on its own two feet. But what I did not realize is that, just like in nature, everything has its maturing time. The moon can’t go around the world faster than it does; it takes 365 days for the earth to orbit the sun. You can’t become 10 years old before you become 9. Well, you get my point. So I guess it’s time for me to let X-Jow walk its own path in life and make its own mark. It's quite coincidental that I am writing this on the 18th year of X-Jow ‘s existence. Actually, I don’t like writing, but something inspired me to sit down and write. So, you are eighteen, my child. You have matured and are free to go. I trust you now!
For me X-Jow was a necessity. I created it to simply be able to continue the lifestyle that I chose. In 1999, I was accepted into Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine as a student of Chinese medicine. At the same time, I was a student of Hung Gar Kung Fu, studying and fighting under Sifu Buck Sam Kong.
To make a long story short, I created X-Jow to be able to attend classes at school during the day and after my training sessions and fighting at night remain in one piece! I was a medical student by day, and a fighter by night. Many of those that knew me then will get a chuckle thinking about this. Within the first year of medical school, X-Jow got its first break with the Emperor’s college students and staff, and it was welcomed into the Emperor’s College clinic.
It got its start in 1999, but my obsession with X-Jow did not start until 2003, when I opened my first Chinese medicine clinic and started treating patients; this is where I realized the true potential of this humble but complex formula.
At this point, X-Jow became an obsession for me, and I was determined for it to be the best topical Chinese medicine that the world has ever seen. I wanted my patients to heal faster, heal better, and be on their feet regardless of what their other doctors would tell them. I was determined to go against the convention. So I dove deeper than ever before, into the study of Chinese herbs, traumatology (“dit dar” in Chinese), orthopedics and rheumatology in order to hone and refine X-Jow. The present formula is the end result of 18 years of trial and error. I believe I have made the best topical product in the world and those who use it swear by it.
Over the last 18 years, I have used X-Jow for a vplethora of injuries that I have sustained: Grade 1 and 2 sprained ankles, multiple milled to severe shin contusions and bruises, calf sprains, dislocated right knee with medial meniscal tear, right sided femoral nerve compression from picking a 220 lbs. guy up and slamming him during a sparring session, multiple broken ribs, countless back sprains, SI joint sprains, right AC joint sprain/separation, left supraspinatus partial tear, bruised knuckles, left 1st metacarpal fracture, wrist sprains, multiple neck sprains, 7 broken noses (but only in training never in a fight), and countless black and blue eyes.
It sounds almost ridiculous to me. This is the first time I have actually listed my injuries on paper, so I did not even realize how many I had, and man that is a world of pain. Well, X-Jow has finally passed my test. It has helped me as well as thousands of patients I have treated over the years.