What is GuaSha?


GuaSha is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of Traditional Medicine, but little known in the west. 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. GuaSha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.


In most cases the patient feels an immediate shift in their condition particularly in their pain or sense of constraint. GuaSha moves stuck Qi and Blood , releases the exterior mimicking sweating, and moves fluids. In a modern medical construct these fluids contain metabolic waste that congested the surface tissues and muscles. GuaSha promotes circulation and normalize metabolic processes. It is a valuable treatment for both external and internal pain, and facilitates the resolution of both acute and chronic disorders.


Summarizing GuaSha is stimulating the immune system, detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes the circulation, regulates functions and organs, removes blockades and pain, revitalizes and regenerates(“life-extension”), diminished stress, fatigue and burn-out, improves e.g. cures indirectly countless (chronic) disorders and complaints, rebalances emotions, relaxes and promotes clarity of mind.


Especially in the area of pain relief it is unequalled. Hence, our offer of treatment to all those who suffer pain, from head, neck, shoulder, joint and back pain to RSI, fibromyalgia, sciatica and other nerve pain, migraine, PMS, osteoporosis, rheumatism and many other disorders.














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