A medical treatment used throughout South East Asia and in Chinese medicine, Gua Sha is a technique that’s called Khoud Lam in Laos, Cao Yio, in Vietnam, and Kerik, in Indonesia.
In English, “Gua” means to rub or scrape, while is “Sha” is a word to describe the raised reddish skin rash that develops from the scraping process. Sha pertains to the stagnant blood in … Continue reading
Gua sha therapy in Jacksonville or scraping therapy began as a type of folk healing technique. Its long history began in 1337 when a physician known as Wei Yilin wrote the book “Effective Formulas Handed Down for Generations” during the Yuan Dynasty. The book urges healers to scrape the surface of the wrist, knee, elbow, and neck of the patient with wet hemp until miliary … Continue reading
Gua Sha uses a scraping tool made up of the horn of an animal, bone, or metal to gently scrape the surface of the skin in order to boost the flow of Blood and Chi in the body. It is one among a variety of non-needle techniques in an acupuncturist’s arsenal. While gua sha is often utilized in combination with needles, it is a therapy … Continue reading
For the past few years, more and more healing techniques that are dissimilar from the conventional modes of treatment practiced by physiotherapists and physicians are coming to the fore. Thanks to social media and the internet, healing practices from different cultures are now easily being taught and shared with each other.
Gua Sha therapy is one of these. It is a natural non-invasive therapy that … Continue reading