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Gua Sha Therapy
An ancient Chinese therapy, Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a "reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash'. Sha is the term used to describe Blood stasis.
This ancient method of promoting "qi" or bioelectric vital life energy and blood circulation as well as the removal of toxic heat, stagnant blood and lymph fluid from the body is an extremely important, method of improving one's health. "Qi" is the constant and vigorous movement of energy or life force that keeps us healthy and alive.
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Excess systemic toxicity? Poor circulation? Lymphatic congestion? Inflammation? Fatigue? Infections? Physical or emotional stress? If so, then you will greatly benefit from Gua Sha treatment.
The method of applying Gua Sha involves the rubbing of oil on the skin. The skin is then scraped in the area of discomfort or at times on the entire body using a specific Gua Sha tool.
As the body is scraped it pushes a build-up of fluid ahead of it, and after it passes, it leaves an indention or vacuum behind which draws toxic fluid out to the surface of the skin from deep within the tissue. The toxic fluid (Sha), floods to the surface and can be seen in small red, deep purple or green pools of blood, it is also often hot on the area that the toxic heat is extracted. Red spots are an indication that toxins are being released. Where the area is deep purple the blood is old and extremely stagnant. A dark green discoloration is a sign that stagnant blood and toxic "qi" are being released from the system.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.