Gua Sha is a commonly used technique in Chinese medicine which is very similar to cupping in its treatment methodology. However, the Gua Sha technique is done a little bit differently. Gua Sha is done by placing a salve on the skin to act as a lubricant, the practitioner will then take a tool of some kind, usually with a smooth rounded and gently scrape the skin in the area of the injury or problem to disperse the stagnation of Qi and blood to promote healthy circulation.
Chinese medical practitioners will use Gua Sha to
treat problems such as acute and chronic pain, strains, injuries,
asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and many other problems. The effectiveness of Gua Sha as a therapeutic method has made its way into western modern mainstream medicine in the
form of what they call Grastin technique. Practitioners of Graston technique. Practitioners of this method include
chiropractors and physical therapists usually perform this modernized, yet not
necessarily more effective, version of the traditional Gua Sha method.
To learn more about how Gua Sha works by stimulating the body's Qi and
blood flow in the area of the injury. To learn more about how Gua Sha works or how it might work for you please feel free to contact us at 303-648-4066.