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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:53383
Doc. No:TL23337
Call number:‭3286629‬
Main Entry:Arya Nielsen
Title & Author:‘Gua sha’ and the scientific gaze: Original research on an ancient therapy in a call for discourse in philosophies of medicineArya Nielsen
College:Union Institute and University
Date:2007
Degree:Ph.D.
student score:2007
Page No:286
Abstract:This original research into the physiology of Gua sha used laser Doppler scanning to measure the Effect of Gua sha treatment on the microcirculation of surface tissue in healthy subjects demonstrating a four-fold increase in perfusion for the first 7.5 minutes compared to a control area, and a sustained significant increase in surface perfusion for the full 25 minutes after Gua sha with a corresponding subjectively reported reduction in pain that persisted to the time of follow-up scan several days later. The results are consistent with a traditional medical perspective that Gua sha treats pain and, among other things, moves blood and increases circulation. A literature review identifies Gua sha, aka cao gio, coining within the scientific gaze as a baffling, superfluous and even dangerous attempt by Asians to care for their cultural rather than physical health. A history of bloodletting and counteractive medicine explains the philosophy of techniques like Gua sha and their rejection by conventionalists whose medical philosophy is delimited by science or concerned primarily with morality and ethics. Conspicuously absent within the Academy is philosophical discourse in non-Western scholarly medical traditions of East Asian medicine, Ayurveda, the medicine of Islam or other local or regional sets as well as the ground of health care practice across history and culture, which resides in the familial domestic sector. The marginalizing of East Asian medicine as an oral folk tradition is linked to Orientalism, and the discursive invisibility of all but conventional biomedical care to the colonial effect of the hegemony of science that positions methods outside of its culture as 'complementary and alternative' even when studies prove benefit over standards of practice. Integrative clinical practice engages philosophies of medicine and the partial knowledge of the physiology of Gua sha here illuminates the heterogeneous epistemologies of medicine that are active in the professional as well as domestic familial sector supporting a call for discourse in philosophies of medicine.
Subject:Philosophy, religion and theology; Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Acupuncture; Bloodletting; Discourse; Domestic sector care; Gua sha; Philosophies of medicine; Scientific gaze; Philosophy; Surgery; History; 0578:History; 0422:Philosophy; 0564:Surgery
Added Entry:R. McAndrews
Added Entry:Union Institute and University