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What You Need to Know About Gua Sha

  • Author: Caroline LiuDate:11-18-2021

What Is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha we also called scraping. The scraping is guided by the theory of traditional Chinese medicine meridians and acupoints. Through special scraping instruments and corresponding methods, a certain medium is taken, repeated scraping and rubbing on the body surface, and red miliary or dark red bleeding spots appear on the skin. "Out of the sputum" changes, in order to achieve the role of blood circulation. Because of its simplicity, convenience, low cost and efficiency, it has a wide range of clinical applications and is suitable for medical and family health care. It can also be used in combination with acupuncture, cupping, puncture and bloodletting to strengthen the effect of promoting blood circulation, removing evil spirits and detoxifying.


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Key points of Gua Sha Operation

1.Fully expose the wiping area and evenly apply a medium such as scraping oil on the skin.
2.Holding the Gua Sha tool, firstly, the light and slow techniques are used first. After the patient adapts, the technique gradually increases and accelerates, so that the patient can tolerate it. Should be one-way, follow the meridian wipe, focus on the pain points, acupuncture points, wipe out.
3.You can first wipe the back Du Meridian and the foot sun bladder through the back Shu point to follow the route, to invigorate the body, adjust the function of the organs, and enhance the disease resistance; then wipe the local Ashi points or meridians according to the condition, you can get better result.
4.After Gua Sha, the patient should drink warm boiled water to help the body detoxify and exorcise.


What Is The Benefit of Gua Sha?

Gua Sha has the functions of regulating blood circulation, promoting blood circulation, relieving collaterals, exorcism and detoxification, and has been widely used in various diseases such as internal, external, maternal and pediatric, as well as beauty and health care. Especially suitable for painful diseases, bone and joint degenerative diseases such as cervical spondylosis, recovery of frozen shoulder; for cold, fever, cough and other respiratory diseases can be used in clinical combination with cupping; for acne, chloasma and other damage-causing diseases Combined with acupuncture, puncture and bloodletting, etc.; also suitable for the prevention and treatment of sub-health, chronic fatigue syndrome and other diseases.


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What We Need to Pay Attention to After Gua Sha?

1.It is normal to have mild pain and itching in 1~2 days after Gua Sha; avoid taking a cold bath 30 minutes after the sputum; avoid blowing in the summer or the air conditioner in the summer; keep warm in winter.
2.Gua Sha therapy has strict direction, time, technique, strength and indications, contraindications and other requirements. If improper operation is easy to cause uncomfortable reaction, even the condition is aggravated, it should strictly follow the operating rules or follow the doctor's advice, and should not operate at home.
3.Patients with bleeding tendency, high skin irritation, extreme weakness, severe heart failure should be banned or carefully scraped.


Side Effect and Rish of Gua Sha

Gua Sha can rupture tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin, causing a unique red or purple bruise called sand. Bruises usually take a few days or a week to heal and become soft during the healing process. People can take over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen, to help relieve pain and reduce swelling. People who scrape should protect the area of bruises, and be careful not to touch it. Using ice packs can help reduce inflammation and relieve any pain. The skin should not be broken during treatment, but this may happen. Broken skin increases the likelihood of infection. Therefore, the doctor should scrape his tools during treatment.


Taboo

1.People with weak heart function can easily faint, especially when sitting and Gua Sha. This problem is usually flustered, dizzy, and nausea.
2.A heavy patient with weak blood is not to be scraped, and his blood will be consumed in vain. The blood from such a person will not be taken away, and the cockroaches that come out will not go down for a long time.
3.People with skin diseases should not do Gua Sha first, because they do not know the ins and outs of skin diseases, sometimes they will lead out the internal poison but can not be excreted.
4.For people who have a tendency to bleed, scraping is a double-edged sword. Special effects and dangers coexist. Don't scratch if you don't understand the cause.
5.People with high blood pressure should not scratch first. Although scraping has special effects on high blood pressure, the special effects are not safe drugs. If you can't ensure safety, you should avoid risk first!
6.Pregnant women, children under 6 years of age, and cancer patients are also advised to scratch, and many unpredictable problems arise.


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