Science of Gua Sha

Gua Sha is used with acupuncture all the time in my clinic. Gua Sha therapy provides immediate pain relief and improved range of motion, can stimulate a strong immune response to cold/flu, and reduces inflammation. This handout explains how it works and the research behind it! ~Kelly Gua Sha: How does it work? Traditional medicine for pain, inflammation and immune support.
 Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis. Gua sha is an important hands-on medical treatment that has been used throughout As

Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture during Cancer Treatment

A growing number of cancer centers in the U.S., such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are integrating acupuncture into cancer care. Once considered 'alternative medicine' the integration of acupuncture significantly improves patients' quality of life during cancer treatment and recovery. Reduced Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue According to the National Cancer Institute acupuncture can relieve nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Therefore, regular acupuncture treatment can improve tolerance of chemotherapy by mitigating side effects. Pain Relief The evidence base for pain relief fr

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