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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760084/effect-of-gua-sha-therapy-on-perimenopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fang Meng, Pei-Bei Duan, Junya Zhu, Qing-Qing Lou, Zhao-Hui Fang, Hong-Li An, Lan-Ying Liu, Yue Hu, Qian Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Gua sha therapy on perimenopausal symptoms, quality of life, and serum female hormones in participants with perimenopausal syndrome. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. Eighty women with perimenopausal syndrome were recruited and randomized into an intervention group or a control group...
October 10, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672506/gua-sha-a-press-stroke-treatment-of-the-skin-boosts-the-immune-response-to-intradermal-vaccination
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Tingting Chen, Ninghua Liu, Jinxuan Liu, Xiaoying Zhang, Zhen Huang, Yuhui Zang, Jiangning Chen, Lei Dong, Junfeng Zhang, Zhi Ding
OBJECTIVE: The skin is an important immunological barrier of the body as well as an optimal route for vaccine administration. Gua Sha, which involves press-stroke treatment of the skin, is an effective folk therapy, widely accepted in East Asia, for various symptoms; however, the mechanisms underlying its therapeutic effects have not been clarified. We investigated the influence of Gua Sha on the immunological features of the skin. METHODS: Gua Sha was performed on BALB/c mice and the effects were evaluated using anatomical, histological, and cytometric methods as well as cytokine determination locally and systemically...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27404633/pitfalls-in-the-interpretation-of-traumatic-socioethnic-practices
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Brendan S Tanner, Charles Catanese, Emma O Lew, Amy Rapkiewicz
The purpose of this case study was to raise awareness among forensic pathologists and medicolegal death investigators regarding two unique socioethnic practices and regional customs that have significant forensic implications. We present two cases involving coining (gua sha) and bloodletting (sapi) that represent two forms of traditional customs that involve the use of blunt force and sharp force trauma, respectively. In coining, the skin lesions are produced as a result of dermabrasion with oils and oval objects such as coin...
March 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27351423/treatments-for-breast-engorgement-during-lactation
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REVIEW
Lindeka Mangesi, Irena Zakarija-Grkovic
BACKGROUND: Breast engorgement is a painful condition affecting large numbers of women in the early postpartum period. It may lead to premature weaning, cracked nipples, mastitis and breast abscess. Various forms of treatment for engorgement have been studied but so far little evidence has been found on an effective intervention. OBJECTIVES: This is an update of a systematic review first published by Snowden et al. in 2001 and subsequently published in 2010. The objective of this update is to seek new information on the best forms of treatment for breast engorgement in lactating women...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25748218/gua-sha-a-traditional-chinese-healing-technique-that-could-mimick-physical-abuse-a-potential-issue-with-forensic-implications-a-case-study
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A Aprile, C Pomara, E Turillazzi
Gua Sha (press-stroking) is a traditional Chinese healing technique utilized to combat pain, common cold, heatstroke, and respiratory problems. Patterned ecchymoses may appear due to the action of scraping and scratching repeatedly in a unidirectional manner, with a smooth edge over a lubricated area. They may be very informative, since they, generally, reproduce the shape of the injurious agent. However, many confounding factors can make the identification of the lesions difficult. A case of a 43 year-old Chinese woman, hospitalized for abdominal pain, is reported...
April 2015: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25710765/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-neck-pain-and-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Qi-ling Yuan, Tuan-mao Guo, Liang Liu, Fu Sun, Yin-gang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) are common symptoms bothering people in daily life. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to treat various symptoms and diseases in China and has been demonstrated to be effective. The objective of the present study was to review and analyze the existing data about pain and disability in TCM treatments for NP and LBP. METHODS: Studies were identified by a comprehensive search of databases, such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library, up to September 1, 2013...
2015: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25098257/combination-treatment-with-gua-sha-and-blood-letting-causes-attenuation-of-systemic-inflammation-activated-coagulation-tissue-ischemia-and-injury-during-heatstroke-in-rats
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Wen-zhan Tu, Rui-dong Cheng, Jie Hu, Jie-zhi Wang, Hai-yan Lin, En-miao Zou, Wan-sheng Wang, Xin-fa Lou, Song-he Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Gua Sha and Blood-letting at the acupoints were Chinese traditional therapies for heatstroke. The purpose of present study was to assess the therapeutic effect of Gua Sha on the DU Meridian and Bladder Meridian combined with Blood-letting acupoints at Shixuan (EX-UE 11) and Weizhong (BL 40) on heatstroke. METHODS: Anesthetized rats, immediately after the onset of heatstroke, were divided into four major groups: Gua Sha group, Blood-letting group, Gua Sha combined with Blood-letting group and model group...
August 2015: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24906583/addendum-safety-standards-for-gua-sha-press-stroking-and-ba-guan-cupping
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Arya Nielsen, Ben Kligler, Brian S Koll
Our previous article Safety Standards for Gua sha (press-stroking) and Baguan (cupping) discussed the risk of transfer of blood-borne pathogens with Gua sha and Ba guan, identified Gua sha and Ba guan 'instrument criticality' as semi-critical and offered recommendations for safe practice based on hospital disinfection standards. Based on the article's feedback, we feel the need to clarify that Gua sha and Ba guan instruments, if intended for reuse, must undergo high level disinfection (HLD) or, in the case of 'wet-cupping', sterilization...
June 2014: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24277709/acute-epiglottitis-following-traditional-chinese-gua-sha-therapy
#9
Keng-Kuang Tsai, Chih-Hung Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2014: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23860025/naturopathic-reflex-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-part-2-quantitative-sensory-testing-as-a-translational-tool
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REVIEW
Dorothee Spohn, Frauke Musial, Roman Rolke
Naturopathic reflex therapies such as massage, Gua Sha massage, cupping, wet packs etc. are likely able to influence chronic pain at different levels of the nociceptive system. Since naturopathic reflex therapies have been shown to reduce symptoms of chronic pain and often utilize intense manipulation of the environment of the nociceptor (e.g. Gua Sha massage or cupping), it can be hypothesized that they unfold part of their effect at the level of the peripheral nociceptor and the spinal cord. However, these hypotheses have to date not been tested systematically...
2013: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23860024/naturopathic-reflex-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-back-and-neck-pain-part-1-neurobiological-foundations
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Frauke Musial, Dorothee Spohn, Roman Rolke
Evidence from recent RCT's has shown that naturopathic reflex therapies such as massage, Gua Sha massage, cupping, wet packs, or rhythmic embrocation etc. are helpful in reducing symptoms of chronic pain. These bodily oriented therapies are likely able to influence chronic pain not only through brain mechanisms such as expectation or the feeling of well-being, but also through mechanisms at the level of the peripheral nociceptor and the spinal cord. However, the neurobiological basis of these effects has rarely been investigated even though the accumulating knowledge of the pathophysiology of chronic pain syndromes allows for developing specific hypotheses...
2013: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23275010/gua-sha-an-ancient-technical-management-for-certain-illness
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Mu-Yun Liu, Ke-Ji Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22928824/randomized-controlled-pilot-study-pain-intensity-and-pressure-pain-thresholds-in-patients-with-neck-and-low-back-pain-before-and-after-traditional-east-asian-gua-sha-therapy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Romy Lauche, Klaus Wübbeling, Rainer Lüdtke, Holger Cramer, Kyung-Eun Choi, Thomas Rampp, Andreas Michalsen, Jost Langhorst, Gustav J Dobos
Gua Sha is a traditional East Asian healing technique where the body surface is "press-stroked" with a smooth-edged instrument to raise therapeutic petechiae that last 2-5 days. The technique is traditionally used in the treatment of both acute and chronic neck and back pain. This study aimed to measure the effects of Gua Sha therapy on the pain ratings and pressure pain thresholds of patients with chronic neck pain (CNP) and chronic low back pain (CLBP). A total of 40 patients with either CNP or CLBP (mean age 49...
2012: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22863649/safety-protocols-for-gua-sha-press-stroking-and-baguan-cupping
#14
Arya Nielsen, Ben Kligler, Brian S Koll
Gua sha (press-stroking) and Baguan (cupping) are therapeutic procedures of traditional East Asian medicine (TEAM) that are also practiced in integrative clinical as well as domestic or familial settings. They may be defined as instrument assisted mechanical stimulation of the body surface that intentionally creates therapeutic petechiae and ecchymosis representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis. Blood and 'other potentially infectious material' (OPIM) can sometimes be drawn through the surface of the skin leading to potential contamination of instruments and to risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure...
October 2012: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22165143/-the-influence-of-acupuncture-on-the-quality-of-life-and-the-level-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-in-patients-presenting-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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K É Luzina, L L Luzina, A M Vasilenko
This study included 27 female patients who applied for medical treatment of arthralgias and myalgias. They were found to have elevated levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone in conjunction with the normal concentrations of thyroid hormones. The therapeutic procedures included corporal and auricular acupuncture, introduction of needles into the reflexogenic scalp and wrist zones (depending on clinical symptoms) and into the thyroid gland projection zones on the skin, massage of paravertebral regions of the cervical and thoracic spine using a bone scraper (the Gua Sha healing technique)...
September 2011: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21693174/current-applications-of-molecular-imaging-and-luminescence-based-techniques-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
#16
REVIEW
Jinhui Li, Haitong Wan, Hong Zhang, Mei Tian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which is fundamentally different from Western medicine, has been widely investigated using various approaches. Cellular- or molecular-based imaging has been used to investigate and illuminate the various challenges identified and progress made using therapeutic methods in TCM. Insight into the processes of TCM at the cellular and molecular changes and the ability to image these processes will enhance our understanding of various diseases of TCM and will provide new tools to diagnose and treat patients...
September 1, 2011: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21276190/effectiveness-of-traditional-chinese-gua-sha-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maximilian Braun, Miriam Schwickert, Arya Nielsen, Stefan Brunnhuber, Gustav Dobos, Frauke Musial, Rainer Lüdtke, Andreas Michalsen
OBJECTIVE: Gua sha is a traditional East Asian healing technique where the body surface is press-stroked with a smooth-edged instrument to intentionally raise therapeutic petechiae. A traditional indication of Gua sha is neck pain; no data from controlled trials exist to support this claim. The researchers aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Gua sha in the symptomatic treatment of chronic neck pain. DESIGN: The study was designed as an open randomized controlled clinical trial...
March 2011: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20220605/effects-of-gua-sha-therapy-on-breast-engorgement-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jin-Yu Chiu, Meei-Ling Gau, Shu-Yu Kuo, Yung-Hsien Chang, Su-Chen Kuo, Hui-Chuan Tu
BACKGROUND: Breast engorgement is a common problem that affects the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. Limited solutions are available to relieve the discomfort associated with breast engorgement. Thus, further investigation of methods to achieve effective relief of symptoms is critical to promote breastfeeding success. PURPOSE: : The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of two breast care methods, that is, scraping (Gua-Sha) therapy (administered to the experimental group) and traditional breast care (i...
March 2010: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19998008/an-unusual-pattern-of-ecchymosis-related-to-gua-sha
#19
Samuel A Allen, Muhammad Janjua, Aaref Badshah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2009: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19718012/bioluminescence-imaging-of-heme-oxygenase-1-upregulation-in-the-gua-sha-procedure
#20
Kenneth K Kwong, Lenuta Kloetzer, Kelvin K Wong, Jia-Qian Ren, Braden Kuo, Yan Jiang, Y Iris Chen, Suk-Tak Chan, Geoffrey S Young, Stephen T C Wong
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese folk therapy that employs skin scraping to cause subcutaneous microvascular blood extravasation and bruises. The protocol for bioluminescent optical imaging of HO-1-luciferase transgenic mice reported in this manuscript provides a rapid in vivo assay of the upregulation of the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene expression in response to the Gua Sha procedure. HO-1 has long been known to provide cytoprotection against oxidative stress. The upregulation of HO-1, assessed by the bioluminescence output, is thought to represent an antioxidative response to circulating hemoglobin products released by Gua Sha...
2009: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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