This post is for Joyful who ask me about 刮痧 (Gua-Sha) procedure that I use to heal heatiness among my family members.
Whenever my family members started to show symptom of heatiness (red/chapped lips, itchy throat, rising body temperature,…), I will perform these steps and give the patient a glass of lukewarm water to drink at the end of the procedure. As simple as that !
Gua-Sha is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of Traditional Medicine, in both the clinical setting and in homes, but little known in the West. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called ‘sha’, that will fade in 2 to 3 days.
I am just merely sharing the technique that I have been using for years but I do not wish to engage in the debate of the pros & cons of Gua-Sha. If you think this is good then give it a try, but please do not do it if you think otherwise.