Gua Sha and Acupuncture



Gua Sha


Gua Sha is one of the best-kept secrets of East Asian bodywork. Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a “reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rush”. These skin changes appear after treatment and last an only short time.  They are located on the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, limps as well as sometimes on the chest and abdomen. When Gua Sha treatment is used, the skin in the area has to be lubricated with oil first and then rubbed with a round-edged instrument.

The “Sha” condition occurs as a result of abnormal – obstructed blood and lymphatic circulation in the joints or muscles. often mistaken for rheumatism, Sha may produce symptoms of tiredness and pain in different parts of the body which can last for years. If “Sha” induced tiredness or pain are treated as though rheumatic in origin, only temporary relief may be achieved. The symptoms have come back soon.

Gua Sha is a very safe healing technique which detoxifies the body, increases the strength of the immune system, improves the blood and lymphatic circulation eliminates pain and improves general well-being.

The Gua Sha healing technique is a very successful ( with or without acupuncture )  treatment of pain, including:

  • abdominal pain (after proper diagnosis from your physician)
  • angina pain
  • back pain
  • breast pain
  • chronic pain
  • disk degeneration pain
  • heel/foot pain
  • hip pain
  • kidney pain
  • knee pain
  • muscle pains
  • neck pain
  • sciatica pain
  • shoulder pain
  • Urinary Bladder pain

It is also useful for other conditions, including:

  • asthma
  • cluster headaches
  • colds
  • cough
  • cystitis
  • ear problems
  • eye problems
  • flu
  • facial paralysis
  • fibromyalgia
  • food allergies
  • gallbladder problem
  • headache
  • impotence
  • irregular periods
  • migraine
  • nausea
  • prostatitis
  • sinusitis
  • tennis elbow
  • TMG
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • weather-related health disturbances