From “Sha” meaning a sudden attack of illness and “Gua” meaning to scrape. Gua Sha is accomplished with repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge moved firmly either along muscle fibres or Acupuncture meridians. The intensity and site is adjusted to the nature, severity and type of disorder the patient is experiencing.
How does Gua Sha work?
Gua Sha stimulates the flow of blood and increases the body process to remove toxins that cause excess heat or cold and excess lymphatic fluid from the cells. Blood serum is increased thus improving the body’s immune system. Typically there is an immediate sense of relief.
What ailments does Gua Sha treat?
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Pain, stiffness and immobility
- Cough, bronchitis and asthma
- Digestive disorders
- Female health issues
- Reducing fever