Lifegate Acupuncture
3280 North Federal Hwy Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Phone: 561-921-5433

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a healing technique which involves stimulation of the cutaneous tissue, where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called ‘sha’, that will fade in a few days.

Raising ‘sha’ removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.