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From acupuncture to aromatherapy, many forms of traditional Chinese medicine have found fans in the West. One of the newly popular practices is gua sha — also known as scraping, spooning, and coining — which is a kind of focused skin massage.
Typically, a gua sha practitioner uses a rigid, round-edged instrument to “press-stroke” one section of a person’s lubricated skin over and over again, says Arya Nielsen, a gua sha researcher and…
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