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Gua Sha Therapy

Gua Sha is one of many traditional Chinese, natural therapies that can treat any kind of muscle strain. World wide people are discorering the miraculous results of this experience as it endlessly continues to gain popularity. It is based on the skin theory of traditional Chinese medicine: by using ox horn with liniment on, gliding & rubbing this instrument repeatedly the relevant parts of the skin, to dredge the 20 meridians, clean the blocked point, let the energy flow again, and activate blood circulation to dissipate blood stasis. Regular Gua Sha treatment is helpful to adjust the energy, relieve fatigue, and improve immune system. It has a long history and emerged in the Paleolithic Age. It really can alleviated the symptoms immediately. The best and fastest way to detox, also for help losing weight and dispelling freckles. 

Is Gua Sha therapy relaxing?

Unfortunately no. For results of a Gua Sha session it does hurt, we apologise for that - Although this treatment really has helped many of our clients with their long term body problems. For example, one of our clients couldn't use his left arm to sleep for more than 5 years. After only one treatment, he can do that again! So he said, it's a painful therapy but has amazing results. 

 

What instrument is used for Gua Sha?

A piece of ox horn. Unharmful and beneficial to human body because it's made with pure protein. 

GALL BLADDER MERIDIAN

Work Time: 23:00~01:00

This meridian begins at the outer corner of the eye (close to the Liver meridian, that passes through the center of the eye) and immediately branches into two lines. A main branch remains on the surface and winds back and forth across the side of the head and above the ear, before turning downward along the side of the neck. After following the top of the shoulder, it passes under the arm and zigzags along the side of the ribs to the hips. The other branch goes inside the cheek and descends to the liver and gall bladder. From there it descends farther and emerges in time to re-join the first branch at the front of the hip. The single line then descends, running along the outside (lateral) thigh and knee until it reaches the ankle. It runs across the top of the foot until it reaches the fourth toe; however, another branch leaves at the ankle to run across the top of the foot and join the Liver meridian at the big toe.
Headache, blurred vision, and pains along the side of the body including the eyes, ears, and throat may be an indication of problems with the Gall Bladder meridian.
 

 

LIVER MERIDIAN

Work time: 01:00~03:00

The Liver meridian starts at the inside of the nail of the big toe and runs along the top of the foot. It climbs the front of the ankle and then runs up the inside (medial) part of the leg (running just beneath the Spleen meridian) until it reaches the pubic area. From here it curves around the external genitalia and goes into the lower abdomen [1] where it enters into the liver and the gall bladder. Rising higher, it branches in several directions, with one branch connecting to the Lung meridian. Rising still higher, the Liver meridian follows the throat and connects with the eyes before branching again. One branch reaches down across the cheeks and circles the lips, while a higher branch goes across the forehead to the crown where it links with the Governor Vessel meridian.
Lower back pain, abdominal pain, or mental disturbances may be a sign of disharmony of the Liver. Frequent or unreasonable anger or irritation may also be a sign of dysfunction here.
 

 

LUNG MERIDIAN

Work Time: 03:00~05:00

The Lung meridian starts inside the belly just above the navel, and drops down to the large intestines. From here it comes back up through the diaphragm and connects to the stomach. It ascends through the lungs and follows the throat before coming to the front surface of the shoulder from under the clavicle. From here it runs along the outer, thumb side (medial/radial) of the upper arm and the front (anterior) of the lower arm. It crosses the wrist and ends at the outer tip of the thumb. A small branch goes from the wrist to the tip of the index finger, where it connects to the Large Intestine meridian.
Respiratory problems such as coughs, asthma, and chest pains may signify Lung meridian dysfunction. Extreme and persistent  grief may also indicate inbalance here.
 

 

LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN

Work Time: 05:00~07:00

Beginning at the tip of the index finger, the Large Intestine meridian runs between the thumb and forefinger and along the outside (lateral side) of the arm. It comes over the outside top of the shoulder and along the back of the shoulder blades to the spine. Here it branches, with one branch descending through the lungs, diaphragm, and the large intestines. The second branch ascends along the neck and the lower cheek, and enters the lower gum, circling the lower teeth. On the outside, this line also circles the upper lips, crosses under the nose and rises up to join the Stomach meridian.
Inner mouth issues such as dental problems,  soar throat and/or toothaches, as well as problems with the neck and shoulders, may indicate disharmony of the Large Intestine meridian.
 

 

STOMACH MERIDIAN

Work Time: 07:00~09:00

Beginning at the side of the nose, the Stomach meridian rises to the corner of the eye (where it connects to the Urinary Bladder meridian) before descending along the side of the nose, to enter the upper gum, and follow the outer lips to the lower jaw, toward the joint of the jaw. It branches here with one branch ascending along the front of the ear to the forehead. The other branch descends through the body to the diaphragm, and runs to the stomach and spleen. A third branch emerges from the lower jaw and runs across the outside of the body, crossing the chest and belly, until it terminates in the groin.
The line that runs through the stomach reconnects with this third branch and runs downward along the front of the leg, reaching the top of the foot. Here it splits again, with the main branch ending in the outside (lateral) tip of the second toe. The other branch reaches the inner (medial) side of the big toe where it meets the Spleen meridian. Just below the knee an additional branch splits off and runs to the lateral side of the third toe.
Alike the Spleen meridian, problems with the Stomach meridian may be indicated by abdominal problems such as bloating, vomiting, pain in any of the areas the meridian passes through (mouth, nose, teeth, etc.), as well as mental health problems.
 

SPLEEN MERIDIAN

Work Time: 09:00~11:00

Begining at the inside of the big toe, the Spleen meridian runs along the inside of the foot, then turns and runs up the inside of the ankle and the shin. It runs just in front of the Liver meridian and enters the abdominal cavity, just above the pubic bone. It connects to the spleen and then the stomach, where it branches. The main branch comes to the surface and runs up the chest to the throat where it again enters the body, going to the root of the tongue, where it spreads out. The second branch remains internal and reaches the heart, connecting to the Heart meridian.
Indications of Spleen disharmony include stomach problems, flatulence, vomiting, and bloating. Unreasonable worry may also arise.
 

 

HEART MERIDIAN

Work Time: 11:00~13:00

Three main branches of the Heart meridian begin inside the heart. One branch flows downward through the diaphragm to meet the small intestines. Another rises up alongside the throat and ends in the lower eye. The third runs across the chest, through the lungs, and comes out through the armpit. It flows along the midline of the inside upper arm, through the inner elbow, along the midline of the inner lower arm, until it crosses the wrist and palm, before ending in the inside tip of the little finger where it connects to the Small Intestine meridian.
Disorders of the heart and chest such as palpitations, pain, insomnia, night sweats, and mental problems may signal disfunctions of the Heart meridian

SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN

Work Time: 13:00~15:00

Beggining at the point where the Heart meridian ends, the Small Intestine meridian begins at the outer tip of the little finger. It runs along the back edge of the hand, through the wrist, upward along the outer forearm and upper arm, to the shoulder. After circling the back of the shoulder, it meets the Governor Vessel meridian. Here it branches, with one branch going inside the body and descending through the heart, diaphragm, and stomach before ending in the small intestine. Another branch ascends along the side of the neck to the cheek and outer corner of the eye from where it then goes to the ear. Another small branch leaves the cheek to run to the inner eye where it meets the Urinary Bladder meridian.
Disharmony in the Small Intestine meridian may be indicated by ear, eye, or stomach problems such as loss of hearing, pain in the lower abdomen, or pain in the shoulders or neck.
 

BLADDER MERIDIAN

Work Time: 15:00~17:00

Work Time: 15:00~17:00

The bladder channel begins at the inner corner of the eye, rising up through the eyebrow (BL-2) over the forehead and skull to join the governing vessel at GV-20.  Here it enters the brain, re-emerging as a superficial path at the nape of the neck.  This path continues over the base of the skull (occiput), where it divides again into two branches that descend parallel with the spine.  The inner branch diverts briefly to meet GV-14 before continuing to the sacrum, then on down the back of the thigh to the center of the knee-fold.  An internal branch connects with the kidney and then the bladder, after separating at the lumbar region.  The outer branch passes from the occiput along the edge of the shoulder blade and descends to the buttock, continuing down the thigh to meet the other branch at the knee.  The single channel continues down the center of the calf muscle and passes behind the outer ankle to the outer tip of the little toe.

KIDNEY MERIDIAN

Work Time: 17:00~19:00

Begining at the outside of the little toe and immediately goes under the sole of the foot. It follows the arch, makes a circle around the inner ankle and then it runs through the heel, and comes up the inmost (medial) side of the leg (just beneath the Liver meridian) and into the tailbone. It follows the spine to the kidney and then branches. One branch heads to the Urinary Bladder, where it comes back to the surface of the abdomen and up the chest, ending at the clavicle. The other branch touches the liver and diaphragm and moves up through the lungs and throat until it ends beside the root of the tongue.
Disharmony here is suggested by gynecological problems, genital disorders, and problems in the kidneys, lungs, and throat. Examples may include impotence, frequent urination, and weakness in the lower limbs. Emotional problems may also occur related to anxiety and fear.
 

 

PREICARD MERIDIAN

Work Time: 19:00~21:00

The pericardium covers the heart area and is considered in Chinese medicine to be an organ function of its own. The Pericardium meridian begins in the chest and connects to the pericardium. From here it moves down the chest, connecting the three sections of the San Jiao meridian. Another branch moves horizontally across the chest, coming to the surface of the ribs, moves up and around the armpit and down the front of the bicep and forearm to the palm, and ends at the tip of the middle finger. A small branch leads from the palm to the tip of the ring finger where it connects to the San Jiao meridian.
Pain in the area of the heart and chest, poor circulation, some stomach problems, and mental problems may signal disharmony of the Pericardium meridian.
 

TRIPLE HEATHER (SANJIAO) MERIDIAN

Work Time: 21:00~23:00

The Triple Heather (San Jiao) meridian begins in the ring finger where the Pericardium meridian ends. It runs over the back of the hand, the wrist, and lower arm. It passes the outer point of the elbow and the back (lateral) of the upper arm to the back (posterior) shoulder. From here it comes over the shoulder to the front of the body and enters the chest beneath the sternum. Here it branches, with the main branch running to the pericardium and continuing down through the diaphragm to the three burners: upper, middle and lower. The second branch ascends along the side of the neck, circles the back of the ear and then circles the side of the face. Another small branch emerges from the back of the ear and connects to the Gall Bladder meridian at the outer corner of the eye.
Problems associated with the Triple Heather meridian may occur in the side of the face, neck, or throat, or in the abdomen. Examples could include deafness, ringing in the ears, bloating, and urinary difficulties.
 

REN MERIDIAN

CONCEPTION VESSEL

This meridian begins in the lower abdomen next to the Governor Vessel. It has only one branch and it too descends to the perineum. Emerging from the muladhara (halfway between the anus and the "vegetables"), it ascends along the front midline of the body through the neck and chin to the mouth. At the mouth it splits and goes around the lips before sending branches to the lower eyes.
 

DU MERIDIAN

GOVERNING VESSEL

The Du Meridian begins within the lower belly and splits in three. Two smaller branches ascend to connect to each kidney. The third and main branch descends to the perineum where it enters the tip of the spinal chord and then rises up the spine to the brain - this branch then comes over the top of the skull, down the middle of the forehead and nose, and ends in the upper gum.

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