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The title purports to introduce Gua Sha to the general public as an effective yet safe therapeutic protocol with a short learning curve, making it an extremely appropriate form of home-based treatment. The treatment is deliberated at three different levels of proficiency — plane, line and point, that correspond to myofascial, meridian and acupoint treatment, the last which effectively transforms Gua Sha into a non-invasive, needleless form of acupuncture. Conceptualized with a utilitarian resolve, this title spared little effort in covering the historic aspect of the subject matter unless it is essential foundation knowledge. Organized in three parts, the first section of the book helps build a theoretical framework for the reader by introducing TCM theories relevant to the subject. Building on this foundation, the next segment on Treatment Protocols presents the practice aspects of the subject that lay further groundwork for the chapter on Applications. In the final part on Applications, the nature of common disorders is deliberated from both contemporary medicine and TCM perspectives before touching on the treatment protocol, execution caveat and other considerations.Contents: Theoretical Framework: Introduction to Gua Sha Therapy How Gua Sha, Cupping and Acupuncture Differ From One Another How Gua Sha Differs from Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) The Etiology of Diseases from a TCM Perspective What are Meridians How Does Gua Sha Therapy Alleviate Illnesses What is Sha How Meridians Named and Distributed in the Human Body The Greater Yin Lung Meridian of the Hand The Rising Yang Large Intestine Meridian of the Hand The Rising Yang Stomach Meridian of the Foot The Greater Yin Spleen Meridian of the Foot The Lesser Yin Heart Meridian of the Hand The Greater Yang Small Intestine Meridian of the Hand The Greater Yang Bladder Meridian of the Foot The Lesser Yin Kidney Meridian of the Foot The Transiting Yin Pericardium Meridian of the Hand The Lesser Yang Triple Energizer Meridian of the Hand The Lesser Yang Gall Bladder Meridian of the Foot The Merging Yin Liver Meridian of the Foot The Conception Vessel The Governor Vessel Treatment Protocols: Techniques for Sha Extraction Advanced Press-Stroke Variants in Gua Sha Apparatus for Gua Sha Therapy Popular Herbs Used with Skin Lubricant to Enhance Gua Sha Gua Sha Protocol in Practice Contra Indications for Gua Sha Therapy Recovery Actions for Exceptional Situations During Treatment Meridian Principles Underlying the Gua Sha Therapy Frequently Used Areas/Patterns for Gua Sha Therapy Meridian Dredging Applications: General: Fever Hyperthermia/Heat Stroke Cardio-Vascular: Angina Cardiac Arrhythmia Hypertension Endocrinological: Diabetes Mellitus Hyperlipidemia Obesity Gastro-Intestinal: Cholecystitis Constipation Emesis/Vomiting Gastritis — Acute and Chronic Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease Globus Pharyngeus/Globus Hystericus Rectal Prolapse Gynecological: Amenorrhea/Absence of Menstruation Abnormal Discharge Breast Engorgement [with supplementary notes on Mastitis] Dysmenorrhea/Painful Menstruation Lactation Incompetence Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstruation [with Supplementary Notes on Metrorrhagia] Pelvic Organ Prolapse Perimenopausal/Menopausal Syndrome Subfertility Musculoskeletal: Cervical Spondylosis Lateral Epicondylitis/Tennis Elbow Lumbago/Lower Back Pain [with Supplementary Notes on Lumbar Herniated Disk & Sciatica] Rotator Cuff Tendinitis Neurological: Bell's Palsy/Idiopathic Facial Palsy Headache — Migraine, Tension-Type Headache and Trigeminal Neuralgia Hyperhidrosis/Excessive Sweating Insomnia Post Cerebrovascular Accident Syndrome Vertigo/Meniere's Disease Respiratory: Asthma [with Supplementary Notes on Bronchitis] Emphysema Influenza Urological: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia/Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Erectile Dysfunction Premature Ejaculation Readership: TCM Practitioners; Allied Healthcare Practitioners; Clinicians with an interest in TCM;...