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What is Guasha?

Gua Sha involves scraping the lubricated skin with a soft-edged tool. Guasha increases the micro blood circulation, release the stagnation and eases off the muscle tension. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect locally and systematically. Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc.

Gua Sha might leave red marks after the application and it's a totally normal effect. 


*There are over 500 articles from the Chinese language database on Gua sha as well as randomized trials in the English language database. A complete list of citations is included in the text. To stay current with any research on East Asian medicine, acupuncture, gua sha and other topics go to

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