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Gua Sha Can Be Used As Treatment For A Myriad Of Illnesses And Ailments

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One traditional Chinese medicine technique in Austin that uses pressured strokes on oiled skin with various instruments such as jade stone, water buffalo horn, or a coin is Gua Sha therapy. It is a natural safe form of treatment and has a myriad benefits to health. It is rapidly becoming popular in the US and Europe.

In Chinese medicine, Gua Sha means to literally scrape away illness. It is a type of folk medicine that … Continue reading

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April 17th, 2018 at 4:55 am

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The Various Benefits Of Gua Sha Therapy

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The benefits of gua sha therapy are numerous and it especially works against any chronic disorder that involves inflammation or pain.

Gua sha promotes smooth flow of blood to the organs, connective tissues, and muscles; enhances range of movement; and relieves pain and spasms. One session of this therapy often heads off an oncoming cold and can be an effective way to quiet a persistent cough. Studies have revealed that gua sha results in a … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 17th, 2018 at 4:53 am

Gua Sha Treats A Wide Range Of Health Issues Including Chronic And Acute Pain

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An ancient form of East Asian healing technique, Gua Sha is used to treat a wide range of health issues including chronic and acute pain. This technique uses a smooth instrument to scrape the skin in order to generate a therapeutic and temporary rash. The rash that develops is believed to relieve pain and other issues associated with stagnation of blood flow or “congestion” of blood.

According to Gua Sha healers, chronic and acute inflammation … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 10th, 2018 at 4:50 am

The Chinese Five Elements System And The Meridian System In The Body

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The meridian system uses the Chinese Five Elements system as its infrastructure. This Five Elements model, developed in Asia for over thousands of years, is what Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, and several other modes of treatment are based on.

These Asian modes of treatment, refined in a culture that sees the body as a self balancing system that in case of an imbalance, necessitates action to help the body rebalance itself. Rather than the … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 10th, 2018 at 4:42 am

Treatment Of Respiratory Conditions Using Gua Sha Therapy

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One of Chinese medicine’s ancient home remedy for respiratory conditions and other ailments is gua sha therapy. This technique is known as scraping and is starting to find more and more adherents in the West.

As with a lot of alternative therapies, the West has not subjected this therapy to comprehensive scientific studies. The Pain Medicine journal, a few years ago, published the findings of a small study, which showed that when compared to a … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 3rd, 2018 at 6:37 am

The Human Meridian System With Its Collaterals And Meridians

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Based on the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a human being is a small representation of the universe. Through the ceaseless observations of a whole human being and by compiling the findings of these observations, the existence of the human meridian system with its collaterals and channels has been established. The human meridian system is nothing less than an invisible system of interconnected and definite pathways through which energy or qi is moved and … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

April 3rd, 2018 at 4:40 am