Gua-Sha is an ancient Chinese healing method, literally means “Gua-Sha” (Gua) of tensions with subsequent skin redness (Sha). Sha means directly translating illness and sand, meaning a sublime, chirp-like skin rash, which can be visualized by Gua Sha as a sublime skin coloration in the skin surface. From a Western-school-medical point of view Sha corresponds to the petechia (point-shaped capillary bleeding in the haute) and the ecchymoses (extensive skin bleeding).
The deep muscle regions are stimulated with a “scraper” of water buffalo horn or jade, stimulating the metabolism and stimulating the detoxification of the tissue. According to the TCM, the external pathogenic factors are mainly caused, as well as Qi, blood and Jin-Ye body fluids (v.a in the musculotendinous tracts) are set in motion. Furthermore, fresh Qi is generated and guided into the depth and the stabilization of the skin pores is stimulated to avoid the further penetration of exogenous pathogenic factors.
Gua-Sha can be successfully used in the following conditions: sinusitis (sinusitis), tennis arm, shoulder-arm syndrome, travel sickness, hypertension
Gua-Sha can not be used in the following contraindications: skin injuries (sores, sands, open eczema, dry haute with rhagades); Skin tumors (acne, fibroma, etc.); Relative contraindications are long cortisone assumptions (brittle tissue); Considerable deficiency (cachexia and marasmus); Blood thinning and coagulation disorders.