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.
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.
You should not have Gua sha if you:
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