Evidence for the clinical use of Gua sha and the biomechanism of Gua sha’s therapeutic effect are covered in detail in Chapters 2 and 3 in Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice (2012). There are over 500 articles from the Chinese language database on Gua sha as well as randomized trials in the English language database. A complete list of citations is included in the text.

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To download an updated PDF the article the Science of Gua sha that first appeared in Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Publication for the 24th Pacific Symposium click here.