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An illustrated guide to gua sha therapy

  • Menopausal Syndrome

     

    Method 1: Scraping Lateral Band 3 of the Forehead and the Posterior Third of the Forehead-Vertex Band

    Vigorously scrape the Lateral Band 3 of the Forehead and the posterior third of the Forehead-Vertex Band, and focus on any tender spots found.

     

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    Method 2: Scraping the Reproductive Organ Zones on the Feet

    Use the surface scraping method on the reproductive zones on both sides of the foot and sole until the area becomes slightly hot. Focus on any sensitive points found by pressing and kneading them.

     

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    Method 3: Scraping Acupoints on the Head, Back and Limbs

    1, Use one-corner scraping on Baihui (GY 20) and surface scraping on the bladder meridian from Ganshu (BL 18) to Shenshu (BL 23) and Mingmen (GV 4).

    2, Use the surface scraping method on the Conception Vessel from Qihai (CV 6) to Guanyuan (CY 4), on the kidney meridian from Zhongzhu (KI15) to Dahe (KI12), on Shenmen (HT 7) and Neiguan (PC 6) on the arms, on Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) on the legs, and on Gongsun (SP 4) on the feet.

    3, Use vertical pressing-kneading on Taichong (LR3) and horizontal pressing-kneading on Taixi (KI 3).

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    Gua sha Skills

    The areas used in method 1 and 2 correspond to the uterus and ovaries. Scraping these areas can regulate the endocrine system to improve symptoms of menopausal syndrome. The points Mingmen (GV 4), Shenshu (BL 23) and Taixi (KI3) supplement kidney qi. Acupoints of the Conception Vessel and on the kidney meridian from Zhongzhu (KI 15) to Dahe (KI 12) can nourish the kidney and liver, and regulate menstruation, Shenmen (HT 7) and Neiguan (PC 6) can promote blood circulation to remove stasis and calm the mind. Baihui (GV 20) combined with Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6),Gongsun (SP 4),Taichong (LR 3) and Ganshu (BL 18) can regulate the liver and spleen to promote the generation and circulation of qi and blood.

  • Hyperplasia of the Breasts

     

    Method 1: Scraping the Area Behind the Breasts on the Back

    1, After rubbing gua sha oil on the area behind the breasts, separate each area into four sections, then use the surface scraping method on each section from top to bottom.

    2, while scraping, search for positive reactions such as tender spots and nodules, and focus on these parts.

    3 Use the same method on the other side.

     

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    Method 2: Scraping Areas Corresponding to the Breasts on the Spine and Back

    1, With the patient lying on the stomach or straddling a chair, rub gua sha oil oil the areas corresponding to the breasts on the spine and back.

    2, Use the surface scraping method on the Governing Vessel from top to bottom at the level of the breasts, then use the two-corner method on the Jiaji points on both sides of the spine from top to bottom. Finally, use the surface scraping method on the bladder meridian at the level of the breasts from top to bottom.

    3, While scraping, search for positive reactions such as tenderness and nodules, and focus on these parts.

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    Gua sha Basics:

    Treating the areas over the breasts on the back and the areas corresponding to the breasts on the spine can directly affect breast health. Sha or nodules, will appear in these areas in cases of breast hyperplasia.

  • Cholecystitis

     

    Method 1: Scraping the Areas Over the Liver and Gallbladder

    1, With the patient lying on the stomach or side, rub gua sha oil on the area over the liver on the right back and scrape the area slowly at an angle less than 15 degrees along the ribs from the midline to the right side.

    2, With the patient lying face up or sitting, rub gua sha oil on the area over the liver and gallbladder on the right side of the chest and abdomen, and scrape slowly at an angle less than 15 degrees along the ribs from the midline to the right side.

     

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    Method 2: Scraping from Ganshu (BL18) to Weishu (BL 21)

    Lying on the stomach or straddling a chair, rub gua sha oil on both sides of the back from Ganshu (BL 18) to Weishu (BL 21). Use the surface scraping method on the area on both sides of the spine from top to bottom.

     

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    Method 3: Scraping from Yanglingquan (GB 34) to Dannang (EX_LE6)

    After rubbing gua sha oil on Dannang(EX-LE6), use the surface scraping method from top to bottom from Yanglingquan (GB 34) to Dannang(EX- LE6).

     

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  • Hyperlipidemia

    Method 1: Scraping the Head, and Holographic Zones on the Hands and Feet

    1, Vigorously scrape Lateral Bands 1 and 2 of the Forehead and the middle third of the Forehead-Vertex Band 1 〜2 times a day.

    2, Regularly apply the surface scraping method on the holographic zones of the heart, liver and spleen on the palms and soles.

     

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    Method 2: Scraping Holographic Zones on the Chest and Back

    1, Use the surface and two-corner scraping methods on the zones corresponding to the heart, liver and spleen on the spine from top to bottom. Later use the horizontal scraping method on the areas over the spleen on the left back, the liver on the right back and the heart on the chest, scraping all zones from the midline to the sides.

    2, Use the one-corner scraping method on the center of chest from top to bottom, then use the horizontal scraping method from midline to sides on the areas over the heart on the left chest, spleen at the left ribs and liver at the right ribs.

     

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    Method 3: Scraping Acupoints of the Governing Vessel, Bladder Meridian and Conception Vessel

    1, Use the surface scraping method on Dazhui (GV 14) slowly with strong pressure.

    2, Use the surface scraping method on the bladder meridian from Xinshu (BL 15) to Geshu (BL 17), Pishu (BL 20) and Shenshu (BL23).

    3, Use the one-corner scraping method on the chest from Shanzhong (CY 17) to Zhongting (CY16).

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    Method 4: Scraping Acupoints on the Limbs

    1, Use the surface scraping method on the arms from Ximen (PC 4) to Neiguan (PC 6) and Quchi (LI 11).

    2, Use the surface scraping method on Xuehai (SP 10), and the surface scraping or horizontal pressing- kneading method on Zusanli (ST 36), Gongsun (SP 4) and Fenglong (ST 40).

     

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  • Hypertension

     

    Method 1: Scraping the Lower Blood Pressure Groove on the Ear

    1, Use the surface scraping method on the front of the ear.

    2, Use the edge of the guas ha tool to scrape the back of ear, and then press the edge of the tool perpendicularly on the lower blood pressure grove.

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    Method 2: Scraping Baihui (GV 20) and the Head

    1, Use the surface scraping method on the entire head from the sides to the vertex and finishing at the occiput.

    2, Baihui (GV 20) is at the center of vertex, or is the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of the  ears.

    3, Use the corner of the gua sha tool to scrape Baihui (GV20).

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    Method 3: Scrapiong the Spine Area on the Head and a Blood Pressure Point on the Neck.

    1, After rubbing gua sha oil on the neck, use the surface scraping method from the second to seventh cervical vertebrae.

    2, Use both corners of the gua sha tool to scrape the bladder meridians from the second to seventh cervical vertebrae.

    3, Use one corner of the gua sha tool to scrape Fengchi (GB 20), and use the surface scrapiong method on both gallbladder meridians and the blood pressure point.

     

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    Gua sha Basics

    Scraping the head can unblock the meridians of the head and neck. Improved circulation results in lower intracranial pressure, which rapidly relieves headaches and dizziness caused by hypertension.

  • Constipation

     

    Self-Treatment 1: Pressing and Kneading Yingxiang (LI 20)

    Use horizontal pressing-kneading on Yingxiang (LI 20).

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    Self-Treatment 2: Scraping the Index and Little Fingers

    Use the groove of the gua sha tool to scrape the index and little fingers from the root to the fingertips, focusing on the sides of the roots of the fingers.

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    Self-Treatment 3: Scraping the Large Intestine Meridian

    1, Use the surface scraping method on the large intestine meridian from the shoulder to Shangyang (LI 1), dividing the meridian into several smaller sections. This method can be applied with the clothes on or directly on the skin without guasha oil if administered for a short time.

    2, Search for tender spots and nodules, and focus on them after applying guasha oil.

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    Self-Treatment 4: Daily Scraping of the Area Over the Small and Large Intestines

    Use the surface scraping method daily on the area over the small and large intestines, starting around the navel and working from right to left or from left to right. Apply strong pressing and scrape slowly until the abdomen feels hot.

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    Self-Treatment 5: Scraping from Zusanli (ST 36) to Shangjuxu (ST 37)

    1, Use the surface scraping method from Zusanli (ST 36) to Shangjuxu (ST 37) after applying gua sha oil.

    2 Use horizontal pressing-kneading on Zusanli (ST 36).

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    Gua sha Basics

    Zusanli (ST 36) and Shangjuxu (ST 37) are points on the stomach meridian. Yingxiang (LI 20) are the first and last points on the large intestine meridian, and the little finger has a connection with the small intestine. Scraping acupoints on the stomach and large intestine meridians, and points related to the large and small intestines can activate the flow of qi and blood in the meridians, which indirectly improves intestinal peristalsis to treat constipation. Scraping the area over the small and large intestines can directly improve intestinal peristalsis.

  • Palpitations and Chest Oppression

    Rapid Method 1: Scraping the Area Over the Heart

    1, After rubbing gua sha oil on the sternum, use the one-corner method, scarping moving slowly from the center of the chest to Danzhong(CY17).

    2, After rubbing gua sha oil on the left chest, use the edge of the gua sha tool to scrape from the middle to left side at an angle less than 15 degrees.

    3, Use the surface scraping method on the scapular region on the left back from top to bottom.

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    Rapid Method 2: Scraping Xinshu (BL15), Tianzong (SI 11) and Zhiyang (GV9)

    1, Use the surface scraping method on Xinshu (BL 15) from top to bottom.

    2, Use the surface scraping method on Tianzong (SI 15) from top to bottom.

    3, Use the surface scraping method on Zhiyang (GY 9) from top to bottom. Apply gua sha oil to all of these areas before scarping.

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    Tachycardia Method: Pressing and Kneading the Heart Area on the Radial Side of the Second Metacarpal Bone

    Use the long edge of a jade gua sha tool to perpendicularly press and knead the heart point on the radial side of the second metacarpal bone. Search for tender spots and give these areas more attention.

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    Arrhythmia Method: Scraping Acupoints on the Back and Chest

    1, Use the surface scraping method on Dazhui (GY 14), scraping from the neck downward. Use the same method on Xinshu (BL15) and Danshu (BL 19).

    2, Use the surface scraping method from Danzhong (CV17) to Juque (CV14).

    Rub gua sha oil on all of these areas before scraping.

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  • Diabetes

     Prevention and Treatment 1: Scraping the Area Over the Pancreas

    After rubbing gua sha oil on the area over the pancreas, use the edge of the gua sha tool to scrape the left chest, left abdomen and area over the pancreas on the left back. The scraping should be slow along with ribs from the midline to the side at an angle less than 15 degrees. While scraping, search for positive reactions such as tender spots, sand-sized masses and nodules, and give these areas more attention.

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    Prevention and Treatment 2: Scraping Yishu (EX-B3)

    After applying gua sha oil, use the surface scraping method on Yishu on both sides of the spine.

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    Prevention and Treatment 3: Scraping Lougu (SP 7)

    After applying gua sha oil, use the surface scraping method on Lougu (SP 7) on the legs.

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    Prevention and Treatment 4: Scraping Yangchi (TE 4)

    Use the horizontal pressing-kneading method on Yangchi (TE 4) on the wrists.

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    Prevention and Treatment 5: Scraping Meridians and Points on the Legs

    Use the horizontal pressing-kneading method or the surface scraping method on Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). Then use the push scraping method on any nodules caused by diabetes on the medial legs.

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  • Chapter VI - Gua sha for Fteventing and Treating Qironic Diseases

     

    Accompanying changes in lifestyles, the incidence of various chronic diseases has increased gradually to become China's main health threat. In 2009, of the top five death-causing diseases, four were chronic ailments: cancer, cerebrovascular disease, heart disease and diabetes. Chronic diseases can be incredibly damaging to a persons life. However, regular gua sha for disease prevention and treatment not only helps reduce medical expenses, but also decreases further damage to the body from medication.

  • Insomnia

     

    Method 1: Scraping the Head in the Morning

    1, Use surface scraping on the entire head every morning from the sides to the vertex and finishing at the occiput with a gua sha tool made of buffalo horn.

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    2, Search for positive reactions of tenderness and give these areas more attention.

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    Method 2: Scraping the Soles Before Sleep

    1, Use the surface scraping method on the soles before sleep until the area becomes hot.

    2, Search for positive reactions of tenderness and give these areas more attention.

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    Gua sha Skills

    Use a buffalo-horn gua sha tool to scrape the entire head every morning with deep pressure until heat is felt throughout the scalp. Do not neglect any part of the head. Morning head scraping stimulates the nervous system, while scraping the feet before sleep quiet the brain. Both methods are effective for treating insomnia.

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