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【Chinese Medicine Tips】 Body Scraping

2015-June-5       Source: Newsgd.com

Today, high pressure work and life styles deteriorate people’s health. When early warning signs such as insomnia, fatigue and backache are ignored, more serious health issues soon crop up. Learning how to treat these early symptoms can improve one's immune system and ward off more serious illnesses.

Today, high pressure work and life styles deteriorate people’s health. When early warning signs such as insomnia, fatigue and backache are ignored, more serious health issues soon crop up. Learning how to treat these early symptoms can improve one's immune system and ward off more serious illnesses.

That's why Clifford Hospital specialists suggest scrapping therapy(Gua Sha), which has helped many people to recover from minor infirmities and fight off longer-term, more serious health problems. Scrapping therapy, which is the act of scraping parts of the body with another object, promotes blood circulation and removes blood stasis.

Scraping has been known to help improve a wide range of minor health problems including insomnia, upset stomach, headaches and liver problems.

Scraping therapy has different effects depending on which part of the body is undergoing treatment. When treating headaches or insomnia, accupressure points located on the top of the head can be scraped until the scalp is warm.

Other pressure points often used in scraping therapy are located along the sides of the neck and along the spinal column. Usually these areas are scraped between 15 and 30 times in each session. The area along the inner forearm is also an important accupressure point.

When it comes to scrapping therapy, it has a long history, it dates back around 700 years ago in the Chinese tradition. When people were sick, out of instinct, they rubbed or hit some parts of the body with hands or stones, and sometimes it really alleviated the disease’s symptoms. Through long-term practice and accumulation, the method of curing the diseases with stones was formed. It gradually developed into a therapy through the support of the scientific system of Chinese medicine. The Chinese character “痧”(sha)comes from “沙”(meaning sand), and the latter first refers to a symptom. As after scraping the patients’ skin, there might be lots of red, dark purple or dark blue spots like sand, so the therapy gradually earned the name “Gua Sha.”

Scraping tools

Nowadays, Gua Sha has now become a natural therapy that can treat a varity of diseases. Nearly 80% office workers are under sub health conditions.Gua Sha is the best and simplest way to cure sub-health condition.Gua Sha is very popular among people, but it is not suitable for everyone.

It is normal to see some red spots after receiving "Gua Sha" treatment

 

Who are not suitable for Gua Sha:

1 Pregnant women

2 People who are too thin and skin lose elasticity

3 Heart disease patient

4 Oedema patient

5 Hemophilia or a bleeding tendency patient

6 Children or elderly. Scrapping therapy damages skin and people should wait five to seven days after scrapping.

 

 

 

Editor: Yishan

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