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Gua Sha Can Be Used As Treatment For A Myriad Of Illnesses And Ailments

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One traditional Chinese medicine technique in Austin that uses pressured strokes on oiled skin with various instruments such as jade stone, water buffalo horn, or a coin is Gua Sha therapy. It is a natural safe form of treatment and has a myriad benefits to health. It is rapidly becoming popular in the US and Europe.

In Chinese medicine, Gua Sha means to literally scrape away illness. It is a type of folk medicine that … Continue reading

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April 17th, 2018 at 4:55 am

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What Is Gua Sha Therapy?

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The two Chinese characters representing “Gua Sha” literally translates to rub or scrape (Gua) and an elevated reddish grainy skin rash (Sha), which is also known as ‘petechiae.’ Gua Sha is a form of traditional Chinese medicine treatment that involves applied pressure and repeated scraping of an elevated reddish skin rash while using a manual instrument.

This manual tool, sometimes shaped like a thin disc or a ceramic soup spoon, should have a curved surface. … Continue reading

Written by Valerie

October 31st, 2017 at 4:42 pm