Gua Sha

By: Whole Health Acupuncture  10/09/2015
Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Clinic

Although Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments. First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. Then a smooth, round-edged object (such as a spoon) is used to apply short brisk strokes to the area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"), detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and healing you experience from it will last much longer.

Keywords: Acupuncture Clinic, Gua Sha, Oriental Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine

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