Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese Medicine treatment that we use in our clinic to alleviate both chronic and acute pain. During the procedure, oil is applied to the problem area and then scraped away with a smooth-edged instrument. The guiding principle behind this ancient practice is to break up stagnation and promote the smooth flow of blood in the area, thereby alleviating pain. Research shows that microcirculation is indeed increased in the area during treatment.
If you’re interested in this treatment to alleviate pain from an injury or chronic pain, please contact us to schedule an appointment!