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The Gua Sha Treatment

刮痧 | Guā shā

Directed by Zheng Xiaolong
China, 2001


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. Social workers, however, mistake the treatment for child abuse due to the obvious marks left on Dennis’ back.

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The Gua Sha Treatment Directed by Zheng Xiaolong