April 26, 2020 at 11:00:00 PM
Gua Sha (Scraping) Therapy
Apr 26, 2020
Yaron Wu, L.Ac.,DAOM
This lecture is about Gua Sha therapy. It will teach you the disinfection, the techniques and which body parts to do Gua Sha, the time length of Gua Sha, the taboos, and treatment of common symptoms by Gua Sha. This lecture will include explanation and demonstrations.
Gua Sha is to scrap bodies with certain tools, such as spoons with smooth edges, copper coins, coins, or more professional grade horn bones, with some massage oil or moisturizing cream and other lubricants applied to the patient’s body. The treatment method of repeated scraping on the treatment place is a traditional therapy used by Chinese. After scraping, some patients feel relaxed, comfortable; they feel their chest relaxed and abdomen open, and symptoms disappear. The principle idea of this treatment is that our body responds to pain and stimulates by the secretion of endorphins.