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Index for - An Illustrated Guide to Gua Sha Therapy

Index

Chapter I - Exploration of Gua sha

1, Features of Gua sha Therapy
1-1, Sha and Microcirculation
1-2, Is sha blood that was forced outside the vessels?

2, Applications of Gua sha Therapy
2-1, Holographic Meridian Gua sha Therapy
2-2, Biological Holographic Theory
2-3, Meridians and Collaterals
2-4, The Skin as the Largest Organ of the Body
2-5, A Chinese Medical Understanding of Gua sha
2-6, A Modem Medical Understanding of Gua sha

3, Therapeutic Effects of Guasha Therapy

Chapter II - General Introduction to Gua sha

1, Utensils
1-1, Special Effects of Buffalo Horn and Jade Gua sha Tools

2, Seven Basic Methods

3, Gua sha Techniques for Different Body Parts

4, Gua sha Essentials
4-1,Gua Sha indications and Contraindications
4-2, Gua Sha Order and Direction
4-3, What to do in case of adverse reactions during gua sha?
4-4, How long should a gua sha session be?
4-5, How can the therapeutic effect be increased and the pain from scraping be reduced?

Chapter III - A Health Check in 10 Minutes

1, Detecting the Severity of Sub-Health States

2, Detecting the Causes and Nature of Sub-Health States

3, Checking the Spine

4, Checking the Heart and Lung

5, Checking the Brain

6, Checking the Kidney

7, Checking Other Zang-Fu Organs

Chapter IV - Maintaining Health and Preventing Disease

1, Purifying the Blood

2, Enhancing the Immunity

3, Cleaning the Zang-Fu Organs

4, Maintaining Ovarian Health

5, Invigorating the Brain to Benefit the Intelligence

6, Supplementing the Kidney

7, Keeping the Heart Healthy

8, Keeping the Spleen and Stomach Healthy

9, Gua sha for Men’s Health

10, Gua sha for Women’s Health

Chapter V - Gua sha for Improving Sub-Health States

1, Aching Pain and Heaviness of the Legs

2, Cold Hands and Feet, Fear of Cold

3, Dizziness and Headache

4, Poor Appetite

5, Eyestrain

6, Insomnia

Chapter VI - Guasha for Preventing and Treating Chronic Diseases

1, Diabetes

2, Palpitations and Chest Oppression

3, Constipation

4, Hypertension

5, Hyperlipidemia
5-1, Method 1 : Scraping the Head, and Holographic Zones on the Hands and Feet
5-2, Method 2: Scraping Holographic Zones on the Chest and Back
5-3, Method 3: Scraping Acupoints of the Governing Vessel, Bladder Meridian and Conception Vessel
5-4, Method 4: Scraping Acupoints on the Limbs

6, Cholecystitis
6-1, Method 1 :Scraping Lateral Band 3 of the Forehead
6-2, Method 2:  Scraping from Ganshu (BL 18) to Weishu (BL21)
6-3, Method 3: Scraping from Yanglingquan ( GB 34) to Dannang (EX-LE6)

7, Hyperplasia of the Breads
7-1, Method 1: Scraping the Area Behind the Breasts on the Back
7-2, Method 2: Scraping Areas corresponding to the Breasts on the Spine and Back

8, Menopausal Syndrome
8-1, Method 1: Scraping Lateral Band 3 of the Forehead and the Posterior Third of the Forehead-Vertex Band
8-2, Method 2: Scraping the Reproductive Organ Zones on the Feet
8-3, Method 3: Scraping Acupoints on the Head, Back and Limbs

9, Neck Pain
9-1, Method 1: Pressing and Kneading the Neck Zone on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone
9-2, Method 2: Scraping the Neck Zone on the Hands
9-3, Method 3: Scraping the Neck Zone on the Feet
9-4, Method 4: Scraping the Meridians on the Neck

10, Chronic Lumbar Pain
10-1, Method 1 : Scraping the Low Back Zone on the Occiput
10-2, Method 2: Scraping the Low Back Zone on the Back of the Third Metacarpal Bone
10-3, Method 3: Scraping or Patting the Knee Fossa
10-4, Method 4: Scraping the Low Back
10-5, Method 5: Scraping Yaoyan (EX-B7)
10-6, Method 6: Scraping Mingmen(GV 4),Shenshu(BL 23),Zhishi(BL 52)

11, Shoulder Pain
11-1, Method 1 : Scraping the Oblique Zone Posterior to the Vertex
11-2, Method for Shoulder Pain with Limited Abduction: Scraping Jianjing (GB 21) and the Superior Shoulder
11-3, Method 2: Scraping the Middle Third of the Anterior and Posterior Oblique Vertex-Temple Bands
11-4, Method 3: Scraping Waiguan (TE 5) and Zhongzhu (TE3)
11-5, Method for Shoulder Pain with Limited Extension: Scraping the Anterior Axillary Line and Lateral Elbow
11-6, Method for Shoulder Pain with Limited Flexion: Scraping the Posterior Axillary Line

12, Knee Pain
12-1, Method 1 : Scraping Xiyan(EX-LE4) and Heding (EX-LE2)
12-2, Method 2: Scraping the Leg Zone on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone
12-3, Method 3: Scraping the Superior Third of the Anterior and Posterior Oblique Vertex-Temple Bands on Opposite Sides of the Head
12-4, Method 4: Scraping Liangqiu (ST 34), Zusanli (ST 36), Xuehai (SP 10),Yinlingquan (SP 9),Xiyangguan (GB 33) and Yanglingquan (GB 34)

Chapter VII - Guasha for Acute Diseases and Emergencies

1, Common Cold and Fever
1-1, Method 1 : Scraping Dazhui (GV14) and Quchi(LI11)
1-2, Method 2: Scraping Feishu (BL 13)
1-3, Rapid Relief of Sore Throat: Scraping the Area Over the Throat on the Anterior Neck

2, Cough
2-1, Method 1: Scraping the Area Over the Throat, Lungs and Trachea
2-2, Method 2: Scraping Chize (LU 5) and Lieque (LU7)
2-3, Method 3: Scraping from Dazhu (BL 11) to Feiyu(BL13)
2-4, Method for Relieving Cough or Asthma: Scraping Dingchuan (EX-B1) and Qichuan (extra points)

3, Toothache
3-1, Method 1 : Scraping Xiaguan (ST 7) and from Daying (ST5) to Jiache(ST6)
3-2, Method 2:  Scraping the Lower Third of the Anterior and Posterior Oblique Vertex-Temp Bands

4,Dysmenorrhea
4-1, Rapid Method 1 : Pressing and Kneading the Lower Abdomen Zone on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone
4-2, Rapid Method 2: Scraping Lateral Band 2 and 3 of the Forehead, and the Posterior Third of the Forehead- Yertex Band

5, Hiccup
5-1, Rapid Method 1 : Pressing and Kneading Yuyao (EX- HN4)
5-2, Rapid Method 2: Scraping the Diaphragm Zone on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone

6, Stiff Neck
6-1, Method 1 : Scraping Acupoints on the Neck
6-2, Method 2: Pressing-Kneading the Neck Zone on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone

7, Diarrhea
7-1, Method 1 : Scraping the Stomach and Intestine Zones on the Abdomen and Back
7-2, Method 2: Scraping Acupoints on the Abdomen, Back and Legs

8, Stomach Cramps
8-1, Rapid Method 1 : Pressing and Kneading the Stomach Zone on the Ear
8-2, Rapid Method 2: Scraping Neiguan (PC 6)
8-3, Rapid Method 3: Pressing and Kneading the Stomach Zone on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone
8-4, Rapid Method 4: Scraping Zhiyang (GV 9) and Geshu (BL17)

Chapter VIII - Guasha for Beauty

1, Dark Circles Under the Eyes
1-1, Method 1 : Scraping Jingming (BL 1) and Cuanzhu(BL 2)
1-2, Method 2: Scraping Sibai (ST 2) and Ghengqi (ST1)
1-3, Method 3: Scraping Ganshu (BL 18),Danshu (BL 19) and Shenshu (BL 23)

2, Chloasma
2-1, Method: Scraping the Affected Area after Scraping the Entire Face

3, Bags Under the Eyes
3-1, Method: Scraping Chengqi (ST 1) and Sibai (ST 2)

4, Wrinkles
4-1, Between the Eyebrows: Supplementing the Heart and Lung
4-2, Crow’s Feet: Strengthening Qi and Blood in the Gallbladder Meridian
4-3, On the Forehead 1 : Scrying the Head
4-4, On the Forehead 2: Scraping the Forehead, Nape and Back

5, Acne
5-1, Method: Scraping the Heart and Lung Zones on the Spine

6, Loose Skin
6-1, Scraping the Face: Supplementing the Large Intestine and Tightening the Skin with Lifting and Pulling