Guasha Therapy (Scraping Therapy) – A Chinese Traditional Folk Medicinal Technique

Guasha Therapy

Scratching treatment ( gua sha therapy ) began as a society restorative procedure, and has an extremely long history. In Effective Formulas Handed Down for Generations, written in 1337 by Wei Yilin, a doctor of the Yuan Dynasty, it says, “With wet hemp scratch the outside of the neck, elbow, knee and wrist until there is miliary cutaneous dying. Cover the body with thick garments and blankets. At that point, regulate oral­ly a little rice porridge or decoction of Chinese green onion and fer­mented soybean, or new Chinese onion tea. In the wake of perspiring, the ill­ness will be mended. This is a successful strategy for slackening and re­laxing the skin. ”

The book is a deliberate record of scratching thera­py. The strategy is to scratch the surface (skin) of specific pieces of the body to release the pores to dispose of obsessive disasters with the end goal of treatment.

Subsequent to scratching, there ought to be miliary seeping under the skin in various degrees. Scratching treatment utilized as a society medication method without orderly hypothetical founda­tion is principally applied on account of basic colds, fever, heat­stroke, intense enterogastritis, and torment in the shoulder, back, legs, and so on

The gua sha apparatuses are materials with smooth edges, like chinaware, silver coins, bamboo plates, jade device and bison horn, greased up with water, liquor and vegetable oil.

In any case, alongside the improvement of current clinical science and collection of clinical information, this antiquated society medication strategy was step by step neglected, besides in provincial ar­eas where modem clinical consideration was inadequate. There it was as yet used to mitigate straightforward sicknesses.

Yet, while individuals in current occasions are getting a charge out of the solaces of civilization and great wellbeing achieved by high methods and new clinical abilities, they are encountering harm brought about by environ­mental contamination, biological awkwardness and the results of chemi­cal drugs.

As per a report from the Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Center of China’ s Health Ministry, lately among hospitalized patients there have been up to 192,000 passings every year in view of antagonistic medication responses. Medication prompted passings are multiple times the quantity of passings because of irresistible infections.

Every one of these things achieve another emergency in clinical treatment. Individuals are re­alizing that the further developed the methods are, the more genuine the emergency will be. It in this way powers clinical specialists to look for common strategies from conventional medication as the new clinical thera­pies. In this association, scratching treatment (gua sha treatment) is being invited increasingly more due to its undeniable adequacy, no results, ease and straightforward application.

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