Gua Sha or channel scraping involves the use of a round edged instrument to scrub along the meridians (to remove blood stagnation which is considered pathogenic) and promotes healthy qi and blood circulation. As a result of the scraping, Gua Sha leaves red elevated patches which fade after a few days.
Gua Sha is used to treat as well as prevent common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, and any chronic disorder involving pain, congestion of Qi & Blood.
Gua Sha is particularly effective in pain relief. It has a very quick effect on pain from head, neck, shoulder, joint & back pain to RSI, fibromyalgia, sciatica & other nerve pain.