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An ancient Chinese medicine scraping technique usually performed with a jade stone, antler horn, or porcelain spoon. The friction from the scraping tool causes adhesions to break up and aids in the circulation of Qi and blood; thus promoting healing. Gua Sha can also be used at the first sign of illness to reduce future severity. Conditions treated by Gua Sha include: asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, muscle strains and sprains, muscle spasms, Fibromyalgia, and general pain. Gua Sha may also be used on the face using a gentler scraping technique. Facial Gua Sha encourages lymphatic drainage, collagen production, relieves facial muscle tension, and improves blood circulation.