Northeast Florida's Premier Acupuncture Facility
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Located next to Mayo Clinic
An ancient Chinese medicine scraping technique was usually performed with a jade stone, antler horn, or porcelain spoon. The friction from the scraping tool causes adhesions to break up and aids in the circulation of Qi and blood; thus promoting healing. Gua Sha can also be used at the first sign of illness to reduce future severity.
When done properly petechiae and ecchymosis will appear. Petechiae are small red or purple spots on the surface of the skin because of micro bleeding in the vessels of the skin. With continuous Gua Sha, the petechiae gradually blend into areas of ecchymosis, which is skin discoloration caused by the escape of blood into the tissues from the ruptured blood vessels
Conditions treated by Gua Sha: include asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, muscle strains and sprains, muscle spasms, Fibromyalgia, and general pain. Gua Sha may also be used on the face using a gentler scraping technique. Facial Gua Sha encourages lymphatic drainage, collagen production, relieves facial muscle tension, and improves blood circulation.
Contraindications: in areas of abrasion or bruising or in extremely deficient patients