The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study.

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    • Abstract:
      Gua sha is a therapeutic method in which the skin is scraped using a tool with a smooth, flat edge. It is used to treat cosmetic problems, as well as common colds, flu, musculoskeletal conditions, respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, functional problems of the internal organs, fibromyalgia and recurrent fixed pain. This case study investigated the use of gua sha in the treatment of facial expression lines and wrinkles. The results showed improvements in both, especially where there was a higher incidence of these features. There were also improvements in skin texture. These results provided cosmetic benefits and increased self-esteem for the patient. However, further studies are suggested to investigate this method of facial cosmetic treatment.
    • Journal Subset:
      Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • ISSN:
      2398-161X
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 8101969
    • Publication Date:
      20200704
    • Publication Date:
      20200704
    • Accession Number:
      144250427
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BARRETTO DOMINGUES, A. L. et al. The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Medicine, [s. l.], n. 123, p. 38–41, 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427. Acesso em: 28 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Barretto Domingues AL, Neves Solinho AF, da Fonseca Pereira Sequeira CP, et al. The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2020;(123):38-41. Accessed September 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427
    • APA:
      Barretto Domingues, A. L., Neves Solinho, A. F., da Fonseca Pereira Sequeira, C. P., Rodrigues da Mota, D. F., Gomes da Mota, J. M., Rodrigues Campos, M. R., & Ribeiro Moreira Tavares, N. M. (2020). The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 123, 38–41.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Barretto Domingues, Andrea Leite, Ana Francisca Neves Solinho, Cláudia Patrícia da Fonseca Pereira Sequeira, Diogo Fernando Rodrigues da Mota, Júlia Maria Gomes da Mota, Maria Regina Rodrigues Campos, and Nuno Miguel Ribeiro Moreira Tavares. 2020. “The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study.” Journal of Chinese Medicine, no. 123 (June): 38–41. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427.
    • Harvard:
      Barretto Domingues, A. L. et al. (2020) ‘The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study’, Journal of Chinese Medicine, (123), pp. 38–41. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427 (Accessed: 28 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Barretto Domingues, AL, Neves Solinho, AF, da Fonseca Pereira Sequeira, CP, Rodrigues da Mota, DF, Gomes da Mota, JM, Rodrigues Campos, MR & Ribeiro Moreira Tavares, NM 2020, ‘The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study’, Journal of Chinese Medicine, no. 123, pp. 38–41, viewed 28 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Barretto Domingues, Andrea Leite, et al. “The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study.” Journal of Chinese Medicine, no. 123, June 2020, pp. 38–41. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Barretto Domingues, Andrea Leite, Ana Francisca Neves Solinho, Cláudia Patrícia da Fonseca Pereira Sequeira, Diogo Fernando Rodrigues da Mota, Júlia Maria Gomes da Mota, Maria Regina Rodrigues Campos, and Nuno Miguel Ribeiro Moreira Tavares. “The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study.” Journal of Chinese Medicine, no. 123 (June 2020): 38–41. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Barretto Domingues AL, Neves Solinho AF, da Fonseca Pereira Sequeira CP, Rodrigues da Mota DF, Gomes da Mota JM, Rodrigues Campos MR, et al. The Use of Gua Sha to Improve Facial Expression Lines and Wrinkles: A Case Study. Journal of Chinese Medicine [Internet]. 2020 Jun [cited 2020 Sep 28];(123):38–41. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144250427