6011-30LRG Gold Caps SKS

RECOMMENDED SOURCES FOR GUA SHA TOOLS

Use Metal Plastisol Lined caps as one-use disposable Gua sha instrument.

[the plastisol lining helps to stabilize the cap when applying pressured strokes of Gua sha.]

The caps can be disinfected/sterilized as described (handout link below) or thrown away after one use.

Listed below are 2 companies that carry caps with the lip gauge that is recommended for the most comfortable Gua sha application. The stock rows in bold are the recommended sizes. I am sure there are many other companies that supply these metal caps. Compare size etc with these recommendations. If you have questions send email to arya@guasha.com. Do not use baby food jar lids (called lug lid) and do not use lids with a button on the top (makes an annoying click which then varies applied pressure.) See cap/ruler image below to help your sense of measure. CONTACT EITHER COMPANY FOR FREE SAMPLES 

SKS BOTTLE COMPANY

www.sks-bottle.com/  

http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin86a.html  [you have to cut and paste the link at left for it to work]

These gold caps have a great gauge and are not painted. They do not have a 48 mm cap but 53 works just fine.

SOLD IN CASES OR BAGS:

Stock #            Size                Cap Code     Case Pk             Price/Case        Price/cap

6011-11B    53 mm P 1900/case $418.00 $0.22 ea
6011-11    53 mm P 144/bag    $38.88 $0.27 ea
           
            

 58 mm and 70mm cap from this company are not workable. for this size order from Uline below.

 

ULINE (also serves Canada)

http://www.uline.com/BL_8194/Replacement-Caps?keywords=metal caps

These caps are painted so the lip gauge is a smidge thicker but works fine.

SOLD IN CASE QUANTITIES

WHITE STEEL

     

MODEL
NO.

CAP SIZE

QTY./
CASE

PRICE EACH

1 CASE

3+ CASES

  S-18099

43/400

150

$.18

$.17

  S-18100

48/400

150

.20

.19

  S-18101

53/400

100

.22

.21

  S-18018

58/400

100

.26

.25

 Example: Size 53/400   First number is the size in mm

Second number is the thread finish which does not matter

Larger sizes below

S-18019

63/400

100

.26

 .27

S-18021

70/450

100

.28

.27



UK SUPPLIER

www.freemanharding.co.uk  Freeman & Harding Ltd Units

Tel: 01322 351315

Fax: 01322 351 361

58mm product name 58R3 Gold Metal Honey Jar Lids.  A bag of 144 x 58mm cost £18.50

Contact company for postage within and out of UK. Be sure to order the metal and not the plastid lids.

 



Gua sha does not need an expensive tool of jade, horn, bone, or stone. In fact while those tools are lovely to look at, they are often too blunt and cause discomfort to the patient.

In addition, if tools are re-used on different people, whether family member or patients, they must be properly cleaned and decontaminated. There are simple steps [Gua sha Safety Guidelines] to decontaminate tools and the fact that these steps are necessary should not discourage practitioners from using Gua sha in practice.

Another option is to use a tool once and dispose of it. This can be done by applying Gua sha with a simple metal cap with a rounded lip. The lids from baby food jars do NOT work for this purpose. See image below for a proper cap. Detailed information on tools and lubricants can be found in the Gua sha text and DVD. We will post a source to order caps soon.

Gua sha cap