Gua Sha is a form of traditional Chinese therapy, based on the TCM theory of meridians. During the Gua Sha treatment, the skin is lightly scraped (刮 “gua”) using a scraping tool to produce a red, bruise-like/rash-like appearance (痧 “sha”). This helps to relieve tension and tightness, release blockage in the meridians, promote blood circulation and dispel toxins from the body, thereby preventing and treating various illnesses.
Benefits of Gua Sha
Gua Sha is suitable for a variety of condition in adult and children including acute, chronic diseases and multiple other diseases.
External medicine: General pain: neck, shoulder, back, leg pain etc.
Internal medicine: Fever, colds, headache, insomnia, facial paralysis, asthma etc.
Gynaecology: Menstrual pain, irregular periods, amenorrhea etc.
Dermatology: Chloasma, acne, hives etc.
Health Issues related to senses: Loss of hearing, tinnitus
Gua sha is effective for pain management. Studies (reference , , ) showed significant reduction in pain and an increase in microcirculation after Gua sha treatment for various pain conditions.