Originally Posted by Howell Hsieh
The NO patch provides the actual healing of the tendon.
Anyways you live and learn that warm tendons stretch and cold ones are irritable, and that recovery is King.
Lindlahr, considered a main "founder" of the modern version of naturopathic medicine, said in his 1922 seminal book
The cells and organs receive their nourishment from the blood and lymph currents.
The NO is not what is doing the healing. The increased blood flow that it is causing in the localized areas is, because it is the blood that "does the healing".
Your second statement above also echoes the fact that low blood flow ("cold tendons") causes irritation.
The body is what does the healing, the NO patches are simply pushing it in the right direction, giving it some help.