We are very proud to be able to introduce a unique Chinese therapy into Europe. It is called "Guasha" which means "scraping". Originating from prehistoric times and still practised by some indigenous peoples, Guasha found its way into the mainstream of Chinese Traditional Medicine.
In the treatment a special oil is put on a particular area of the skin whereafter the therapist starts "scraping" the area with a "scraper" (an specially designed instrument of jade or horn). Very soon the skin becomes red. The amazing thing is, that on places where disorders are hidden, red spots appear IN the skin (not ON the skin) comparable to hemorrhage. Because the scraping is on the oily skin the patient will hardly feel pain - neither during nor after the treatment - the skin will not be damaged, and the red spots will fully disappear within 3 to 7 days.
The spectacular results of Guasha are achieved because of its simultaneous effects on the skin, the subcutis, the connective tissue, the lymph system, the meridians, the periost, the muscles, the blood vessels, the nerves, the brain and the immune system and through them on the various functions, systems and organs of the entire body. Guasha therefore includes and thus "replaces" massage, connective tissue treatment, reflexology, periost massage, acupuncture, moxa, lymph drainage, relaxation, oxygen therapy, detoxification and immune stimulation, all in ONE simple scraping treatment!
Not surprisingly the list of disorders and diseases which can be treated with Guasha is quite impressive. From a simple revitalizing treatment to a complete regeneration and life-extension, from rheumatism, migraine to chronic fatigue (ME), RSI, PMS, all pain syndromes, back pain, cervical syndrome, sciatica, stress, burnout, digestive system disorders, allergies, candida, insomnia, metabolic disorders, angina pectoris, hypertension, immune deficiencies and many more...
The MeiHan Institute of Chinese Guasha Therapy recently has introduced a Guasha course. The basic course for professionals consists of 6 days (or three weekends). This part includes the basic principles of Guasha, patho-physiology, tools and technique, diagnostics, seven ways of scraping, three main methods (tonifying, cleansing and neutral), the application on different parts of the body, pain relief, the indications and contra-indications. The course will be rewarded with the certificate of "Basic Guasha Healing", which allows you to practice Guasha on people with pain and minor disorders.
After some time you are allowed to subscribe to the course Advanced Guasha. This second part will emphasis on the specific problems. The graduates will receive the final diploma and are invited, to become members of the Chinese Guasha International Network. Through the Network you will receive discount in future courses, scrapers and Guasha herbal oil. Additionally the Network is organising study trips to China and more interesting China-related things!
We disclaim all liability arising from any treatment you do.
Guasha courses will enrich the practice of every medical doctor, naturopath, homeopath, heilpraktiker, physiotherapist, masseur, osteopath, shiatsu-, kinesiotherapist, TCM therapist or beautician.
Your teacher will be Drs. MeiMei Yu, TCM therapist and Guasha teacher from Beijing, China, and graduated flow system therapist according to Dr. Han M. Stiekema from the Netherlands.
The program is subjected to change.
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MeiHan Institute of Chinese Guasha
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Last updating: 07/15/05