What is Gua Sha and what are its benefits

Gua Sha is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is an ancient treatment technique, it originated in the Paleolithic Age. When people are sick, out of instinct, rubbing or beating a certain part of the body surface with hands or stone flakes can sometimes relieve the disease. Through long-term practice and accumulation, the method of treating diseases with Bian stones has gradually formed, that is, the prototype of “gua sha” therapy. Bian stones also are generally considered to be a precursor to acupuncture.

Gua Sha treatment uses a rounded edge jade stone scraping the area of the body that is to be treated, almost like a massage. The purpose of treatment is to stimulate the meridians associated with the problem. 

A gentle gua sha used on the face is a great beauty technique.  It unclogs the meridians of the face. Gua Sha accelerates metabolism, dredges the meridians, unblocks the blood, removes facial toxins, promotes blood circulation,  enhances facial contours, and makes the skin firm, rosy, translucent and glowing from the inside out. There are as many as 9 meridians cruising on the face of the human body. Facial Gua Sha can help other symptoms of the body, especially spleen and stomach problems, in addition to cosmetic effects.

Facial Gua Sha helps:

. Increasing skin elasticity.  

. Helps improve fine lines, eye bags, dark circles.

. Promotes lymphatic drainage, discharge facial toxins.

. Relieve minor troubles such as fatigue and facial muscle stiffness

. Activate cell regeneration and repair function and accelerate metabolism.

During periods of facial inflammation, especially skin with compromised skin barrier, this treatment is not recommended.

24 Solar Terms: Dongzhi ( Solstice)

24 Solar Terms Health Care. Dongzhi

Today is It is one of the most important 24 solar terms days. Dongzhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (冬至; Dōngzhì; means ‘the extreme of winter’) in China. Interesting that the Chinese lunar calendar is exactly the same days as Western Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice and we called Xiazhi and Dongzhi.

In China, the origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin & yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. Is the highest and most basic principle in ”I Ching (易經)”.  After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in. 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine in corona times: Schisandra (五味子)

Now we are in a very special situation with the covid-19 outbreak in the world. Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM ) played a great role in the treatment process in China and it had a very high cure rate. On online courses, doctors who were in Wuhan hospitals share their experience of guiding for a strategy of treatment of coronavirus.

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