Gua Sha Treatments

Gua Sha

Gua sha is an ancient technique which is commonly used as a complimentary therapy during an acupuncture session for working on scars, tight muscles and areas of pain. Gua Sha breaks up adhesions in the tissue that block the flow of Qi which can restrict full range of motion, cause pain and lower circulation. Gua sha is used to reduce muscle tension, anywhere on the body, but is excellent for the upper trapezius muscles that many people tense from every day stress. Gua sha is also used for reducing headaches, helping coughs, releasing tension that causes nerve compression on the neck and is excellent for facial sculpting by increasing circulation to the skin, toning, promoting lymphatic drainage and relaxing the tension in the muscles of the face.

Modalities Used in Acupuncture Treatments

At Yin Acupuncture, we take a holistic approach to acupuncture in order to treat the whole person. This means that in addition to using acupuncture needles, we will often employ other complementary modalities along with acupuncture. The common modalities used include:

Gua Sha

When and Why We Use Gua Sha in Combination with Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been a central component to Chinese Medicine used in the treatment of many conditions. Acupuncture continues to be widely practiced in both the east and west in the treatment of Anxiety and Depression, Orthopedic Conditions, Respiratory/Asthma, Sinus Conditions, Allergies, Hormonal Imbalance, Fertility, Stress Reduction, Headaches/Migraines and TMJ Syndrome.