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What Are the Health Benefits of Gua Sha?
Gua sha roughly translates into English as “scraping away fever.” Scraping, is one of the traditional natural therapy, it is based on the theory of Chinese medicine skin, with utensils (horns, jade, cupping) and other parts of the skin scraping in order to achieve the purpose of dredging the meridians, blood circulation. The Ming Dynasty Guo Zhizhi a "Chewang Yu Heng," a book, a complete record of various types of asthma disease more than 100 species. Modern well-known Chinese medicine outside the doctor Wu Shangxian to fully affirmed the scraping, he said, "Yang Sha abdominal pain, wonderful to porcelain spoon dipped in sesame oil scraping back, covered with five dirty lines, salty is the back, scraping the evil with the drop solution".
Modern science has proved that scraping can expand the capillaries, increase sweat gland secretion, promote blood circulation, for high blood pressure, heat stroke, muscle soreness caused by wind chills have immediate effect. Often scraping, can play to adjust the gas, relieve fatigue, increase the role of immune function.The traditional Chinese practice of gua sha involves stroking the skin with a stiff instrument made of stone, jade, bone, or horn. Chinese people use these devices and techniques in homes and clinics to treat a variety of conditions.
Pain and stiffness
Fever and chill
Neck and back pain
Flu and bronchitis
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