[PICTURE: Guasha]

Guasha is another ancient form of treatment used for a broad array of conditions. The method uses the edge of a piece of bone, tortoise shell, pottery or ceramic spoon or indeed anything that comes to hand, to scrape along the surface of the skin; after some time leaving reddish marks as the blood comes to the surface.

Some of the most common conditions treated with Guashu are acute fever, vomiting, parasitic or bacterial invasion with a strong constitution, liver and lung function problems and diabetes. It is often used to treat children with fever as it boosts immune system functioning and develops strong lifetime patterns.