Gua sha

gua sha

What is Gua Sha?

Gua sha is a traditional Chinese healing method in which a trained professional uses a smooth-edged tool to stroke your skin while they press on it. This motion raises small, red, rash -like dots that show under your skin called petechiae. People use gua sha to treat chronic pain all over their body.

What are the long-term effects of Gua Sha?

Experts are undecided about the long-term effects of gua sha on neck pain. Perimenopausal symptoms. Women nearing menopause can have things like abnormal periods, hot flashes, sleep issues, and mood changes. In one study, women who used gua sha once a week for 8 weeks saw those symptoms improve.

Does gua sha help with hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B. One study shows that it might help lower the amount of liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis B virus. But we need more studies to know for sure. Migraines. A study suggests that as part of a 14-day inpatient treatment, gua sha appeared to help ease migraine pain.

Is Gua Sha safe during pregnancy?

Those women saw their pain ease and they were eventually able to breastfeed more easily. Typically, gua sha is considered safe. However, you may have some bruising or discoloration of your skin. You could also be sore and tender for a short while after you have your treatment.

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