Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument- assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally that results in the appearance of transitory therapeutic small red petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis, that will fade in 2 to 3 days.
Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc., and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis. 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.