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Gang Yang, Cheng Tan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is an uncommon variant of lichen planus (LP) that manifests as macular hyperpigmentation involving chiefly the face and upper limbs. Although its etiology has not been fully elucidated, a relationship with hepatitis C infection, restrictive underwear, localized friction, and sun exposure have been proposed. Rarely, exposure to mustard oil, amla oil, henna, or hair dyes has been reported. CONCLUSION: We herein describe an LPP-like reaction to Guasha...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Jian-Ping Liu, Ke-Ji Chen
This guideline aims to provide a methodological guidance for clinical studies in TCM and integrative medicine in terms of study design, execution, and reporting. The commonly used methods including experimental and observational methods were introduced in this guideline such as randomized clinical trials, cohort study, case-control study, case series, and qualitative method which can be incorporated into above quantitative methods. The guideline can be used for the evaluation of therapeutic effect of TCM therapies or their combination with conventional therapy...
October 2015: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Xingze Wang, Uraiwan Chatchawan, Saowanee Nakmareong, Atit Silsirivanit, Yingying Wang, Dongbei Xie, Jinsheng Yang, Wichai Eungpinichpong
Objectives. This paper aims at exploring the effects of GUASHA on heart rate variability between healthy volunteers under normal condition and weightlifters after training sessions. Methods. Ten healthy male volunteers under normal condition and 15 male weightlifters after weightlifting training sessions were recruited into two groups. Electrocardiography was recorded before and immediately after 20-minute GUASHA. HRV was calculated in both the time domain and the frequency domain. Results. Stress index was reduced, while standard deviation of N-N intervals (SDNN), proportion derived by dividing the number of interval differences of successive N-N intervals greater than 50 ms, and root mean square of successive differences (RMSSD) were enhanced after GUASHA therapy in the two groups...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Rong Ji, Tianyu Sun, Jie Sun, Jinsheng Yang, Yin Shi
OBJECTIVE: To observe the immediate antihypertensive effect of guasha combined with bleeding therapy for mild (grade I) hypertension. METHODS: Thirty patients with mild (grade I) hypertension and 30 cases with normal blood pressure were compared. Areas and acupoints in governor vessel, meridian of foot-taiyang, meridian of hand-yangming and meridian of foot-yangming were scraped for 3 times, which was followed by bleeding therapy. The blood pressures after each guasha and bleeding therapy were recorded as well as the skin temperature in Dazhui (GV 14) after each guasha...
March 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Qing-Yan Xu, Jin-Sheng Yang, Li Yang, Ying-Ying Wang, Xiu-Lan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of Guasha (scraping) of Weizhong (BL 40) on the cutaneous blood perfusion of Qihaishu (BL 24) region of the Bladder Meridian on the back. METHODS: Ten healthy volunteer subjects were recuited in the present study. Weizhong (BL 40, at the politeal fossa) area was repeatedly scraped till regional flush using a cornu bubali scraping plate for 5 min after applying scraping oil to the regional skin. Then blood perfusion levels of the skin microcirculation around Weizhong (BL 40) and Qihaishu (BL 24) regions on the ipsilateral back were detected using a Laser Doppler flowmetry (PeriScan PIM II)...
February 2013: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Suk-tak Chan, John W M Yuen, Mayur-Danny I Gohel, Ho-cheong Wong, Chi-ping Chung, Yu Sun, Jia-nian Ng, Rosalind Lie, Kenneth K Kwong
BACKGROUND: A previous case study showed that Guasha, an ancient manual therapeutic technique, could exert hepatoprotective effect in a human chronic active hepatitis B carrier (active-CHB) by modulating the liver enzymes, cytokines, and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1). The present study serves as a control to the aforementioned case report. The controls were chronic inactive carriers (inactive-CHB) and noncarriers of hepatitis B (NCs). Besides showing a difference in biochemical markers between controls and the previously reported active-CHB case, the asymptomatic condition in both inactive- and active-CHB offers an excellent control for the patient's expectation about Guasha's efficacy...
September 2013: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Emily R Howell
OBJECTIVE: This case study was conducted to evaluate the conservative management of a patient presenting with right sided wrist and thumb pain diagnosed as De Quervain's tenosynovitis/tendinopathy. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 49-year-old female warehouse worker and recreational cyclist with right-sided De Quervain's tenosynovitis/tendinopathy that began after a long-distance cycling trip. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Treatment included ultrasound, soft tissue and myofascial release therapy, tool assisted fascial stripping or "guasha", acupuncture, mobilizations and kinesiology taping...
June 2012: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Suk-tak Chan, John W M Yuen, Mayur-Danny I Gohel, Chi-ping Chung, Ho-cheong Wong, Kenneth K Kwong
BACKGROUND: Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) has demonstrated hepatoprotective effect in animal hepatitis models. HO-1 was also reported to be upregulated with Guasha, an ancient therapeutic technique which applies instrument assisted press-stroking to treat many disorders. METHODS: We report a case on the changes of liver function, plasma HO-1 and T-helper (Th) cytokine balance in a chronic active hepatitis B carrier before and after Guasha. The patient presented with increased activities of liver enzymes (ALT and AST), indicating inflammatory damage in liver before Guasha...
August 17, 2011: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Myeong Soo Lee, Tae-Young Choi, Jong-In Kim, Sun-Mi Choi
BACKGROUND: Guasha is a therapeutic method for pain management using tools to scrape or rub the surface of the body to relieve blood stagnation. This study aims to systematically review the controlled clinical trials on the effectiveness of using Guasha to treat musculoskeletal pain. METHODS: We searched 11 databases (without language restrictions): MEDLINE, Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED), EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Korean Studies Information (KSI), DBPIA, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), KoreaMed, Research Information Service System (RISS), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and the Cochrane Library...
2010: Chinese Medicine
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