Chinese Movie Nights – The Gua Sha Treatment

The Gua Sha Treatment is an example of how a cultural misunderstanding can lead to serious consequences.

The Gua Sha Treatment (2001)

27/06 (EN subtitles, following the conference on TCM)
29/06 (FR subtitles)

Category : drama
Duration : 1h40min
Director : ZHENG Xiaolong
Starring: Hollis Huston, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Tamara Tungate

Grandfather Xu comes from China to visit the family of his son, Datong Xu, in St. Louis. While there, he gives his grandson, Dennis Xu, a treatment of Gua Sha to treat a slight fever. The authorities, however, mistake the harmless traditional Chinese medical treatment for child abuse due to the obvious marks left on Dennis’ back.


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