Gua Sha

 Gua Sha is a traditional ancient Chinese healing technique that dates back over two thousand years.
This ancient method of promoting “Chi” , “Qi” or bioelectric energy and blood circulation as well as the removal of toxic heat, stagnant blood and lymph fluid from the body is an extremely important, almost miraculous method of improving one’s health.
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If you suffer from chronic pain, excess systemic toxicity,  poor circulation,  lymphatic congestion,  inflammation, fatigue,  or  infections then you will greatly benefit Gua Sha.
Gua Sha treatments are not painful.  The body is scraped with a guasha tool and  it pushes a build-up of fluid ahead of it, after it passes, it leaves an indention or vacuum behind which draws toxic fluid out to the surface of the skin from deep within the tissue.  The toxic fluid floods to the surface and can be seen in small red, deep purple or green pools of blood, it is also often hot on the area that the toxic heat is extracted.  Red spots are an indication that toxins are being released.  Where the area is deep purple the blood is old and extremely stagnant.  A dark green discoloration is a sign that stagnant blood and toxic “Qi” are being released from the system.
 The exposing of the redness is literally removing disease from deep within the system. Unlike acupuncture, Gua Sha treats not only the meridian system but the entire system as well.  This is why the Chinese utilize Gua Sha as their foremost treatment in the prevention of disease.  Gua Sha can be used to treat, alleviate and heal chronic degenerative diseases, migraines, chronic neck, shoulder and back pain, bone spurs, strains and sprains, menstrual disorders, insomnia, heart disease, hypertension, vertigo, sinusitis, ear and eye disorders, chronic infections, sciatica, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, neuralgia, asthma, cysts and tumors, carpal tunnel syndrome, stress, digestive disorders, muscle aches, breast pain, varicose veins, skin disorders, blood disorders and liver, spleen, kidney, bladder, pancreatic stress and much more.
What are the benefits of Gua Sha? In most cases the patient feels an immediate shift in their condition particularly pain relief or increased movement.
Is Gua Sha safe? Gua Sha is a completely safe technique, but it is serious medicine.  Knowing when to use it and what to expect from treatment is as important as good technique.  People who live with chronic pain often create emotional defenses to cope with it or can feel completely hopeless.  Having that pain ‘touched’ and relieved can be unsettling, even shocking.  It is good to be moderate in activity after treatment, even rest.  Remember after treatment no drugs, alcohol, sex, fasting, feasting or hard labor, including working out, for the rest of the day.


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