Gua Sha is also called Skin Scraping in English, one of Chinese natural
Activating blood circulation and dissolving stasis
The tools in Gua Sha usually are ox-bone plates. As the plate is scraping the
skin, muscles can be relaxed or strained under the different speed and power of
scraping. Therefore, the pressure between tissues will be regulated and the
local blood circulation is promoted. The increasing blood volume plays an
important role in strengthening the immunity of human beings.
Regulating the balances in body Gua Sha Therapy For PKD Patients
Chinese doctors divided the functions of organs into two opposite aspects:
Yin and Yang. The balance of them is very important for human being to keep
health. The imbalance of them will cause hyperfunction as well as hypofunction.
For instance, Gua Sha on abdomen and back can promote and restrain the bowel
movements, which effectively improve appetite and abdominal distention.
Relaxing the tendons
In clinic, Chinese doctors accumulate experience that the stressed muscles
cause pain and the pain strain the muscles. Thus, in order to ease pain, we must
relax muscles first. During Gua Sha, the skin can be heated by scraping and
blood circulation is accelerated. The repeat scraping elevates the point of
pain. According to the perspective of Chinese medical science, meridians and
collaterals have close relationship with skin. The stretched skins and muscles
in Gua Sha can effectively ease the blockage in meridians and collaterals and
improve the pain.
Regulating endocrine and promote detoxification
The work of all organs in human body is controlled by the bioinformation such
as natural frequency and bioelectricity. The stimulation outsides on skin will
create such kind of bioinformation and regulate the work of organs.
Endocrinopathy results from the organs working under the worry bioinformation.
Gua Sha correct those information, activate response of organs and regulate
endocrine, though the scraping and stimulating acupoints.
Congestion caused by Gua Sha will offer enough nutrients and oxygen to the
local tissues. Scraping will stimulate nerves of blood vessels and dilate the
blood vessels, accelerating the circulation of blood and lymph. More metabolic
wastes are removed though detoxification and phagocytosis. Relative clean blood
flow enhances immunity and reduce the chances of getting diseases.