From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, Gua Sha is a very good health care project. Many people have done it. It has many benefits, such as dredging the meridians, promoting metabolism, and helping to discharge toxins from the body.
Is everyone suitable for Gua Sha?
The answer is no. Although Gua Sha is good, not everyone is suitable for Gu Sha. For example, in the following 6 types of people, Gua Sha is not only not good for the body, but may also cause discomfort.
People with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases
Gua Sha is to directly rub the skin of the body, which can promote blood circulation. For people with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, it may cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as raising blood pressure or causing other symptoms.
People with poor liver function
When scraping, there will be subcutaneous hemorrhage, which will increase the burden on the liver and kidney and other organs. People with poor liver function are likely to cause liver disease and cause more discomfort to the liver.
Pregnant women or women in their menstrual period
Gua Sha in pregnant women is at risk of miscarriage, so it is not recommended for pregnant women to scrape. Women can’t scrape during menstruation. It is best to do Gua Sha after menstruation is over.
People with skin problems
When scraping Gua Sha, the blood vessels under the skin are ruptured by scraping, and the skin will have bruises or dark spots. If you have skin problems such as ulcers, swelling, spots, eczema, etc., it may aggravate the condition after scraping. In addition, people with contact skin diseases may spread the disease to other people, such as those with skin diseases such as eczema and tinea.
People who are drunk, overly tired, or overly hungry
When people are drunk or tired or hungry, their body will be weaker. At this time, scraping will cause collapse or shock, which is very dangerous.
People who have blood diseases such as leukemia
Gua Sha in people with leukemia, thrombocytopenia or aplastic anemia will cause massive bleeding under the skin, and the bleeding will not stop, so Gua Sha should not be scraped.