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Gua sha for Men’s Health

The testes are the main reproductive organ in men, and are closely associated with the epididymis, seminiferous tubules, prostate gland, seminal vesicles, penis and scrotum. The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic described the development of male reproductive function, “A man’s kidney qi flourishes at the age of 16 when he is able to produce sperm and exhibits secondary sex characteristics. At 64, he is old and his kidney qi has declined. His sexual activity has subsided and he has lost the ability to reproduce.” In addition to proper amounts of work and rest, and maintaining psychological health, men can use guasha to supplement kidney essence to benefit sexual health and delaying aging. Guasha can also prevent and improve certain sub­health states, such as back pain, lumbago and lack of energy.

Method 1: Scraping the Back and Waist

Use surface and two-corner scraping from top to bottom on the areas corresponding to the reproductive organs in the lumbosacral region, or an area 3-cun wide on both sides of the low back and sacrum. Focus mainly on the acupoints Mingmen (GV 4), Ganshu (BL 18), Danshu (BL 19), Shenshu (BL 23), Guanyuanshu (BL 26), Pangguangshu (BL 28), Baliao (BL 31-34) and Baihuanshu (BL 30).


The lumbosacral region in men corresponds to the reproductive organs. For men preparing to create the next generation, frequently scraping this area will benefit their reproductive


Method 2: Scraping Acupoints on the Abdomen

Use the surface scraping method on Qihai (CV 6),Guanyuan (CV 4), Zhongji (CV 3) and Qugu (CV 2) from top to bottom.

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Method 3: Scraping the Hands and Feet

Use the horizontal pressing-kneading method on the palms, soles, heels, and holographic zones of the reproductive organs on both sides of the heel.