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Gua Sha

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What is gua sha?

(pronounced “gwa-shaw”) is the traditional Chinese medicine practice of stroking a smooth, blunt object in repetitive strokes across the skin.

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Gua sha is used to treat and prevent

 

  • Common cold

  • Flu

  • Bronchitis

  • Asthma

  • Chronic pain

  • Qi and blood stagnation

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How does it work?

Gua sha is the traditional Chinese medicine practice of stroking a smooth, blunt object in repetitive strokes across the skin. This creates a temporary bruise, or sha, that fades in two to seven days, depending on the patient’s health. The color of the bruising may indicate what ailments you’re experiencing, which your doctor can use to properly diagnose and treat you.

Gua sha is used to aid with lymphatic drainage, blood and qi circulation, the relaxation of muscle tension, and even emotional release. This treatment also helps remove metabolic waste trapped in your tissues, opening your body up to more nourishment. 

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Patients typically experience immediate muscular relief and/or a clearing of sinus congestion during treatments.

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