Gua Sha


Gua Sha is an Asian bodywork technique which is done by applying pressure to the skin, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument.    It is used to promote Qi (pronounced "chee") and blood circulation and is indicated for headaches, muscle and tendon injuries, stiffness, pain, decreased range of motion.  It can also be used for respiratory conditions such as cough, common cold,  asthma and bronchitis.  Gua Sha is also used to reduce heat conditions such as fevers, urinary tract infections, inflammatory digestive and gynecological disorders, and to reduce inflammation and treat pain from sprains, strains, and fractures.

This Asian bodywork technique is a wonderful adjunct to acupuncture or can be used in its place if indicated.  Because of its ability to increase blood, lymph and energy circulation Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of many other acute or chronic disorders.  Talk to Carla or Julie at Durango Community Acupuncture to find out more.