Welcome to Gua sha
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.
Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc., and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.
The technique is useful in any licensed therapeutic practice and of particular interest to acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists, physicians and nurses who work directly with patients.
Definitive text on Gua sha
The text on how to apply Gua sha with research evidence from the Chinese and English language database.....
Visual companion to the Gua sha book
Gua sha has been used for centuries in Asia, in Asian immigrant communities and by acupuncturists and practitioners of traditional...
Gua sha Certification
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Dr. Arya Nielsen Seminars
Upcoming Gua sha seminars and lectures featuring Dr. Arya Nielsen.