The Buffalo Horn Gua Sha Comb, used like a Gua Sha board, can massage your scalp or your body for stress relief, scalp stimulation, encouragement of hair growth, blood circulation, detoxifying, Gua Sha treatment, acupressure and so on.You can also use it as a normal comb, which has a beautiful color and natural material.
In the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water Buffalo Horn is considered to have cooling properties, like the rhinoceros horn which it has come to replace. Use of it in Gua Sha furthers the goals of removing of excess heat and toxins.
Buffalo Horn comes from the Indian buffalo, also known as the water buffalo. After being removed, the horns are cleaved in half, soaked in hot water, cleaned of any impurities, sliced, and dried in the sun for use in traditional medicine.
Buffalo horn is comprised of a variety of chemicals and substances, including keratin, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, and the amino acids cystine, leucine and arginine. Buffalo horn also contains several trace elements, including sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. Its functions are to clear away heat, remove heat from the blood, and eliminate toxins. Buffalo horn is used to treat conditions such as fever, edema and convulsions. Buffalo horn can also be applied to the skin to treat skin eruptions caused by feverishness.