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Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

Skin Scraping Therapy

Gua Sha(Skin Scraping) is guided by the meridian and acupoint theory, it is one of Traditional Chinese Therapies

Because of its simple, convenient and effective characteristics scraping has a wide range of clinical applications and is suitable for medical treatment and family health care.

With a special scraping device and corresponding techniques to dip a certain medium and repeatedly scrape and rub on the body surface to make the skin appear red miliary or dark red bleeding spots, that is for enhancing blood circulation, removing blood stasis, expelling evils and detox.

Because of its simple, convenient and effective characteristics.

Scraping has a wide range of clinical applications and is suitable for medical treatment and family health care.

Gua Sha has the functions of regulating qi and promoting blood circulation, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, relaxing muscles and collaterals, expelling evil spirits and detoxification.

Gua Sha has been widely used in various diseases of internal medicine, external medicine, gynecology and pediatrics, as well as in the fields of beauty and health care.

It is especially suitable for the rehabilitation of painful diseases and bone and joint degenerative diseases such as cervical spondylosis and frozen shoulder.

Gua Sha can be used with cupping for clinical symptoms such as cold, fever, cough, etc..

For acne, chloasma and other loss-of-volume diseases, scraping is usually used with acupuncture, bloodletting and other therapies.

Gua Sha is also suitable for the prevention and treatment of sub-health, chronic fatigue syndrome and other diseases.

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Scraping-Gua Sha

“Out of Sha” changes, so as to achieve the effect of invigorating blood and dialysis of Sha.

Commonly used Gua Sha appliances include Gua Sha board and Gua Sha oil.

1. Gua Sha Board

Scraping – Gua Sha Horn

Buffalo horn is traditional Gua Sha tool clinically. Buffalo horn tastes pungent, salty, and cold, and pungent, it can radiate qi, promote blood circulation and reduce swelling.

Its salty character can soften and moisturize. Its cold character can clear heat and detoxify, and its cool character can relieve convulsions.

And its texture is tough, smooth and durable, rich in raw materials, and easy to process.

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Scraping-Gua Sha Buffalo horn

Scraping – Gua Sha Jade

Jade has the functions of moisturizing, regenerating muscle, clearing away heat and detoxification, calming the nerves, warding off evil spirits and dispersing turbidity. It is suitable for facial scraping clinically.

Its texture is gentle and smooth, easy to hold because of its comfortable touch.

Scraping – Gua Sha Bian Stone

The material used for the Bianstone is Sibin pumice clinically. This kind of stone contains a variety of trace elements, and the infrared radiation band is extremely wide.

It can dredge the meridians, clear away heat and detoxification, soften and disperse knots, and can warm the local skin of the human body.

The material used for the Bianstone is Sibin pumice. This kind of stone contains a variety of trace elements, and the infrared radiation band is extremely wide.

It can dredge the meridians, clear away heat and detoxification, soften and disperse knots, and can warm the local skin of the human body.

In the folk, the materials of Gu Sha tools are not fixed and there are various forms.

Many daily utensils can be used as Gu Sha tools: such as copper coins, silver dollars, porcelain soup spoons, tender bamboo boards, cotton yarn, clam shells, etc.

There are also Gu Sha tools made of modern materials such as resin and silicone.

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Scraping-Gua Sha Bian Stone

2. Gua Sha Oil

Scraping – Gua Sha Liquid

Liquid mainly include cold boiled water, vegetable oil (such as sesame oil, tea seed oil, rapeseed oil, soybean oil, peanut oil, olive oil), medicinal oil (such as safflower oil, bruise oil, rheumatic oil), etc..

With Gua Sha oil, Scraping can not only prevent the scraping board scratches the skin, and the oil can also moisturize the skin, open pores, and promote blood circulation and qi.

In addition, Chinese herbal medicinal oil that have the functions of clearing away heat and detoxifying, promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, dredging collaterals and relieving pain, etc..

Scraping – Gua Sha Creams

Such as petroleum jelly, moisturizer, snake oil, voltarin cream, etc.

It can also be used as a cream with traditional Chinese medicine extracts that have the functions of promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, dredging collaterals and relieving pain, and fragrant resuscitation.

Precautions

Gua Sha therapy has strict requirements for direction, time, technique, intensity, indications, contraindications, etc.

If the operation is improper, it is easy to cause discomfort and even worsen the condition. Therefore, it should strictly follow the operating specifications or follow the registered practitioner’s advice, and should not operate at home.

People who are with bleeding tendency, high skin allergies, extreme weakness, and severe heart failure should refrain from scraping or scraping with caution.

It is normal to have slight pain and itching in the local area 1 to 2 days after scraping. Do not take a cold bath 30 minutes after you get out of Sha.

Avoid the fan or air conditioner blowing directly on the part where Sha is coming out in summer. Keeping warm in winter.

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