Gua Sha

Gua Sha/Scraping treatment(Chinese: 刮痧) is a natural therapy of which practitioners of Chinese Medicine apply a tool to scrape patient’s skin along selected meridians or muscles.

About Gau Sha

pain or relieve tension. The unidirectional scraping and scratching of the skin cause light bruising which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or Sha. The “Sha-blemishes” can look frightful but they are mostly painless.

Gau Sha Benefits

The tool used can be a smooth-edged plague made of Bian stone, jade, rose quartz, bull-horn, amber or medical grade stainless steel. In our clinical practice, we often combine cupping with Gua to help resolve back pain, neck and shoulder pain, tendon strain, capal tunnel syndrome, common cold and flu, asthma, migraine, perimenopause syndrome, anxiety and any chronic disorder involving congestion of Qi and Blood.

What to Expect

You should not have Gua sha if you:

  • have skin diseases or infection
  • bleed easily or are taking blood-thinning medication
  • have deep vein thrombosis
  • have an implant, such as a pacemaker or internal defibrillator

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Practitioners

Michelle Zhang
Email appt@balancehealth.com.hk
Phone +852 2530 3315
Michelle is trained as a typical TCM doctor.
During her practice, she finds her passion in searching the connection between mind and body. She begins her journey in studying psychotherapy, hoping to explore the possibilities to integrate it with TCM. She has an open mind, and she regards herself as a companion to her patients to grow together.
Clara Chan
Email appt@balancehealth.com.hk
Phone +852 2530 3315
Clara Chan is a master on the different areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has helped a lot of client in their fertility journey. In the recent pandemic situation, Clara Chan has also used her knowledge in TCM to help patients with covid and long-covid conditions.
Grace Yu
Email appt@balancehealth.com.hk
Phone +852 2530 3315
Grace Yu Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Grace is a registered Traditional Chinese medicine practicioner with a holistic approach. She studied craniosacral resonance therapy in Taiwan in 2013. From then on, she had a broader vision on healing and started having a deeper understanding of the world outside and inside of the human body.

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