MOTHER STONE THERAPY
Han Marie Stiekema Sermes
Chinese Guasha Therapy
Q. Tonight, I want to talk about your
experiences with Mother Stone Therapy, also called Chinese Guasha. You claim to have such
spectacular results with it, to such an extent, that you consider it your responsibility
to share your experiences with everyone.
A. Being a MD for more than 30
years, I did not expect to find a therapy, which would be so suitable to become promoted
as a "multi-functional" self and mutual help technique. Because it is cheap and
applicable in innumerable situations, Mother Stone Therapy should become available to all.
Q. Could you tell us something about it?
A. Because this therapy has
more dimensions: spiritual, psychological and medical, I will start with describing some
of its backgrounds. It goes back to the sacred stones of prehistory. The most sacred ones
were those, who fell down from the sky. These meteorites were considered to be part of the
Mother's Womb. Hence, the deep reverence for them. The Stone in the Ka'aba is such a one.
In the legend of the Grail (the Wolfram von Eschenbach version) the holiest of holiest is
a Stone. The basalt coming out of volcano's - the belly of Mother Earth - is often
considered sacred as well. The mystic Ruusbroec calls Jesus the "shining Stone".
Q. Sacred Stones automatically possessing
A. There are many kinds of
stones, who are said to possess a great variety of healing potential.
Q. But isn't Mother Stone Therapy being done
with one stone only?
A. That's right. A very down to
earth link is the following. In prehistory, people treated pain, distortion, swelling and
itching with a stone. They did so, by taking any stone they could get and started rubbing
e.g. scraping the injury. This must have been quite effective, because its reputation was
transferred to later era's. With the result, that nowadays, we possess a "Stone Age
Therapy for Modern Man".
Q. Quite extraordinary indeed. But hardly to
imagine, that such a primitive therapy could have any results whatsoever, with regard to
today's complicated chronic diseases.
A. The Chinese have
"re-discovered" this therapy. They use either a meteorite or jade. The latter is
said to be of equal value to the former. However, it is not so much due to the properties
of the stone, but to the technique, that so many results are being obtained.
Q. Could you tell us more about the technique?
A. Suppose, you have a
"frozen shoulder". The therapist will first put oil on the spot, after which he
or she starts to scrape the area with a (jade) stone. Depending on the situation, this is
being done mildly to powerful. The result should be, that through the scraping, red spots
appear IN (not ON) the skin. The deeper the red, the more "things are coming
out". The result is accordingly. For a difficult disorder like a "frozen
shoulder", often one treatment proves to be enough.
Q. What are the other indications to this
A. Some 400 different disorders
can be treated, including various pain syndromes, chronic disorders of all kinds, RSI,
immune-deficiency, allergies, depression, stress and burn-out.
Q. How can the effect be explained?
A. Summarizing, Guasha is
stimulating the immune system, detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes the circulation,
regulates functions and organs, removes blockages and pain, revitalizes and regenerates
("life-extension"), diminishes stress, fatigue and burn-out, improves e.g. cures
indirectly countless (chronic) disorders and complaints, rebalances emotions, relaxes and
promotes clarity of mind...everything through ONE simple treatment. It is "replacing" other methods like massage, connective tissue
treatment, reflexology, periost massage, acupuncture, moxa, lymph drainage and immune
* See: www.meihan-guasha.nl
Q. You also talked about
spiritual and psychological effects. Could you elaborate?
A. In the course of time, my
wife MeiMei, Guasha therapist and teacher from China and I, while treating "something
medical", observed all kinds of benign "side-effects". For instance,
emotional "flair up" symptoms, like weeping, insight in a long standing problem,
depression, improvement of concentration and memory and the like. Spiritual effects, like
clarity of mind, inner balance and even increase of compassion were rather common. Hence,
we decided to extend our action range.
Q. Not everybody will be
interested in this holistic approach.
A. That's true. That's why we
are doing the Mother Stone Therapy for those who are open to a multi-dimensional
"initiation therapy", in which we invoke the Great Mother, while people with
medical problems are receiving a medical treatment, only.
Q. Could you report some
A. This summer (2004), we have
been working along the Camino de Compostela in Northern Spain. We worked there with a
couple of friends, who received a short training as Guasha volunteers, treating pilgrims
with all kinds of pain problems. I can honestly say, that I never did such a fulfilling
work. Most shoulder, back, neck, hip, knee, calf and ankle problems vanished into thin air
within 10-20 minutes. I have never seen so much amazement and disbelief in my life, like
in the faces of those pilgrims.
Q. What would be your
recommendations to the average citizen?
A. Start doing Guasha for
yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues. It can be applied as a
energy-promoting treatment, as prevention and as a therapy for all kinds of disorders. You
won't regret it!*
* See also: A New Health Care.
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