Gua Sha

Gua Sha from Chiswick Chinese Medicine Clinic

By: Chiswick Chinese Medicine Clinic  29/08/2010
Keywords: acupuncture, back pain, alternative medicine


Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a healing technique used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in both the clinical setting and in homes. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called 'sha', that will fade in 2 to 3 days.
Raising Sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes.The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disord

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative medicine, back pain, Chinese Medicine, CLINIC, health supplements, Holistic Medicine

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