Gua Sha

Scraping

Scraping is a scraping board made of smooth-edged spoons, copper coins, coins, or more professional horn bones, etc., with some massage oil or moisturizing cream, and repeated scraping treatments on the patient’s body. It is a traditional therapy spread in Chinese folk. After scraping, some patients feel local or whole body relaxed, comfortable, open chest and abdomen, and their symptoms disappear. The principle is that the human body responds to endorphins secreted by pain stimulation.

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Chinese folk medical tradition believes that red spots on the skin, such as millet, refer to rashes that feel slightly obstructed when touching the skin, which is a manifestation of the disease’s response to the skin during the development and change of the disease, and is common Symptom to many clinical diseases. Most diseases are caused by stagnation of qi and blood. “痧” is an excretion product of the body.