"What is Guasha?" Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a "reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash' . Sha is the term used to describe Blood stasis in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as petechiae. Guasha is one technique that intentionally raises a Sha rash or petechiae. It is a traditional ancient Chinese healing technique that dates back over two thousand years.
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, almost miraculous method of improving one's health. "Qi" is the constant and vigorous movement of energy or life force that keeps us healthy and alive.
Guasha is used to treat many acute and chronic health problems including colds and flu, fever, headache, indigestion, dizziness, injury, joint pain, fibromyalgia and heat exhaustion. It is also commonly performed to relax tight and aching muscles and to relieve tiredness and fatigue. The stroking action of Guasha to the points and channels can also be practiced as a health enhancement method.
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