Learn the ancient techniques and health benefits of Gua Sha massage with this complete illustrated guide. Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese therapy for expelling toxin and preventing diseases. A simple scraping plate coupled with oil, when applied to the body repeatedly, can reach the effect of smoothing Qi and blood flow, stimulating main and collateral channels, expelling toxins and alleviating pain. This book of traditional Chinese medicine explains the complete theories and practice for the treatment. With Gua Sha Scraping Massage Techniques you will discover: The nature and principle of Gua Sha massage Tools, ways, and techniques of Gua Sha How to judge your health status, tackle common ailments and promote healthy complexion and physique through Gua Sha How to prevent and cure various diseases through Gua Sha, such as chronic diseases, bone-joint diseases, male and female diseases, more ...and many more! Gua-sha is a part of traditional Chinese medication (TCM); it can also be known as "scraping," "spooning," or "coining." Its professionally use as an instrument to scrape people's pores and skin, it is said to have a therapeutic advantage. The procedure of this particular medication has a French name called tribo-effleurage. Learn how to use simple Gua sha scraping techniques to maintain your health and help to prevent and combat ailments such as headaches, colds, neck and shoulder pain, anxiety, backache, insomnia, and depression. This classic best-selling guide takes you step by step through everything you need to do to treat yourself and others both safely and securely within a holistic vision of health and well-being. It includes anatomical information, muscles, critical areas and channels in Oriental medicine and clearly explained techniques for treating your whole body from head to toe, including facial Gua sha. "A very comprehensive, clearly laid out and written book which is ideal for beginners as well as practitioners, offering simple practical step by step treatments for common conditions. Excellent value." Yoga & Health Magazine Packed with accessible information and fully illustrated, anyone with interest in their health and wellbeing, whether you are just curious or a professional, can benefit from this essential guide.