Scraping and Removing Dampness Essential Oil
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A skin scraping can reveal the presence of abnormal cells in the superficial layers of the skin. It can reveal certain fungi, bacteria, cancer cells and parasites.
Gua Sha was used in China as early as two thousand years ago. It was used-- especially in the countryside to help a person with fever, pain, and fatigue. Such method helps rid the body of some diseases through repeated scraping of the skin. The ancient therapy is simple and believed to be quite effective.
Place several fingers of your hand on an area on the flesh when you feel discomfortable. Then move your hand away. If the places are still there where your fingers were pressed, there is Sha. The pressure from your fingers blanches the flesh, that is, displaces blood. If the blanching disappears slowly, it indicates that blood is obstructed or congealed. If a person has a sudden stiff neck, wakes with a body kink or reports pain that comes and goes, think Sha. Chronic pain problems almost always involve Sha.
Before the process, daub the skin with oil. Then scrape the skin with something that has smooth edges. Coins and porcelain spoons are widely used and special scraping equipments are also available in traditional Chinese medicine shops. Always scrape the skin in the same direction and continue until the skin is red and purple marks appear. The intensity, speed, duration, depth of the action, and the location of scrape, all have direct impact over the curative effects.
Points of stimulation should be determined in accordance with the diagnosis of specific diseases. Some of the points which are most commonly stimulated for treatment include the chest, back, inner elbow, inner knee, and shoulder blades.
Gua Sha can provide drug-free relief of back, neck, leg, and shoulder pain. It can also relieve headaches, ease sinus pain and more. Besides curing diseases, scrape therapy may build one's body, prevent diseases and help lose weight. Since the process is painful and the mark won't disappear for a long time, scrape therapy is no longer used in hospitals.