Gua Sha

Gua Sha involves lubricating the skin with oil and the using of a smooth edged instrument.  The acupuncturist uses long or short strokes causing some redness or bruising.  The most common areas for treatment are the yang areas of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, limbs.  Occasionally the chest and abdomen are used as well.

Gua Sha does however cause temporary bruising which fades in two to four days.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the intensity of the bruising resulted from Gua Sha tells the severity of the toxicity, stagnation or fever inside the body.

Gua Sha is used to treat as well as prevent the common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, and both acute and chronic pain.  It is also used to detoxify the body, and fevers as the scraping brings the excess heat and toxins to the surface of the body to be released.

When used for pain there may be an achy feeling, tenderness or knotted feeling in the muscles.  It is great for treating cold or flu especially if there are respiratory problems or high fever.  Any problems of Qi or blood stagnation can also be successfully treated with Gua Sha.

Gua Sha has a special function to relieve fevers and inflammation of the respiratory system, and performs very well in conjunction with acupuncture and cupping for these conditions.

Gua Sha will be available only in full service.

Gua Sha - Wai Acupuncture & Integrative Chinese Medicine in Longwood, Florida

Gua Sha - Wai Acupuncture & Integrative Chinese Medicine in Longwood, Florida

Wai Acupuncture & Integrative Chinese Medicine

Dr Nancy Chau | Wai Acupuncture | Longwood Florida | Community Acupuncture of Longwood

2901 West S.R. 434, Suite 141, Longwood, FL 32779

(407) 335-4688 (office)

(407) 917-1000 (text)

Clinic hours:

Mon 12 N - 6 PM
Tues 12 N - 6 PM
Wed Closed
Thurs 12 N - 6 PM
Fri 12 N – 6 PM
Sat 9 am – 2 PM