Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a technique used in traditional Eastern medicine.  It is often used to treat muscle pain and tension.  the aim is to move energy (qi) around the body.  The treatment involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes, applying enough pressure to create minor bruising.  Gua Sha may help break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in the joints.  The treatment does not have any serious side effects but is not suitable for those with certain medical conditions.  This treatment may cause light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechia.

 

According to TCM, qi is the energy that flows through the body.  Many people believe that a person’s qi must be balanced and flowing freely to ensure their health and wellbeing.  People also believe that qi can become blocked, causing pain or tension in the muscles and joints.  Gua Sha aims to  move this blocked energy to relieve aches or stiffness.  TCM also views blood stasis or stagnation as a cause of pain and illness.  Another aim of Gua Sha is to move pooled or stagnated blood to relieve symptoms.

 

 

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Gua Sha is a technique used in traditional Eastern medicine.  It is often used to treat muscle pain and tension.  the aim is to move energy (qi) around the body.  The treatment involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes, applying enough pressure to create minor bruising.  Gua Sha may help break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in the joints.  The treatment does not have any serious side effects but is not suitable for those with certain medical conditions.  This treatment may cause light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechia.

 

According to TCM, qi is the energy that flows through the body.  Many people believe that a person’s qi must be balanced and flowing freely to ensure their health and wellbeing.  People also believe that qi can become blocked, causing pain or tension in the muscles and joints.  Gua Sha aims to  move this blocked energy to relieve aches or stiffness.  TCM also views blood stasis or stagnation as a cause of pain and illness.  Another aim of Gua Sha is to move pooled or stagnated blood to relieve symptoms.