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Removing Toxic Energy Stuck In The Body With Gua Sha Therapy

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According to a 2012 study entitled, “The Effects of Scraping Therapy on Blood Perfusion Volume and Local Temperature in Healthy Subjects,” Gua Sha “is a beneficial form of stimulation therapy performed on the skin.”

The article states that Gua Sha enhances tissue metabolism in the area scraped and in adjacent areas and relieves tension in the nerves and blood vessels.

The therapy can also reverse blockage to microcirculation. This means if something is obstructing the nutrients and oxygen from going into the tissue in that area, Gua Sha can then free the nutrients up.

The process of microcirculation also eliminates carbon dioxide from the tissues. Gua sha can remove the toxic energy stuck in that part of the body.

It also stimulates certain processes in the body, such as raising the temperature of the body region in order to facilitate healing.

In the Arya Nielsen article “The Science of Gua Sha,” she talks about studies that reveal a four-fold increase in the flow of blood on the skin surface, which is referred to as microperfusion. Nielsen states that aside from alleviating pain in the body parts where it is applied, gua sha can also have a beneficial effect on much more severe diseases, such as hepatitis.

Some practitioners believe that Gua Sha is mainly an energetic type of treatment. With a scooping light method, built up energy is removed from the fascia. As the energy or chi starts to move, the blood is activated and rises to the surface, resulting in a flush of both chi and blood rising to the surface. This is a cleansing of the region that’s been extremely stagnant and stuck. This is the reason red dots only appear on areas that are energetically blocked. One can perform Gua Sha on parts of the body that are not stuck and no Sha comes out, even after several minutes of repetitive strokes. On some people, only a few strokes on the site of pain immediately generates “sha”. Hence, the parts where the redness manifests are stuck, and the parts where redness doesn’t arise are not stuck. And because of the fact that you’re hardly required to scrape at all (even light-as-a-feather pressure on a stagnant area, generates the “sha”) is a puzzle that entails lots of big scientific words to try to explain!

Until now, no one has ever found any studies that address the mystery of sha only rising out of the stuck regions. It seems however, like an important factor as to why Gua Sha is so extremely effective!

Some major words explained:

The article uses some important medical terms to depict the things that occur when a practitioner performs Gua Sha. Some of the terms include:

Microcirculation

This word refers to the flow of blood in the tiniest blood vessels in the body. Microcirculation transports nutrients and oxygen and eliminates the carbon dioxide. It also normalizes tissue perfusion and flow of blood. This then beneficially impacts blood pressure and alleviates swelling and inflammation.

Perfusion

Perfusion refers to the body process that delivers blood to a capillary bed in tissues. It is vital to have sufficient perfusion in the body, and there are tests to see how well the body transports blood to the capillaries.

Ecchymosis

This is a term that describes a discoloration of the skin caused by bleeding underneath skin surface.

Hyperaemia

Hyperaemia means the boost in blood flow to various tissues in the body. This happens under the skin (subcutaneously).

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Written by Valerie

February 5th, 2019 at 10:13 am

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