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What Is Gua-Sha?

Gua Sha Therapy: Benefits, FAQs, and More

Gua Sha is a popular Chinese healing technique that has been used for centuries to promote wellness and treat various conditions.

The practice involves using a smooth, rounded tool to massage your body. The goal is to release toxins, improve circulation, relieve pain, and promote healing. Gua Sha therapy is often said to be beneficial for both acute and chronic health problems, as well as for preventive care.

The scraping action of Gua Sha helps to break up stasis, move Qi and blood, and release toxins from the body. While the practice is generally safe, there are some side effects that you should take note of before trying it.
It may seem like a painful treatment, but many people report feeling relaxed and energized after a session of Gua Sha.

How Gua Sha Is Performed

Gua Sha is usually performed by a trained TCM practitioner using a smooth, rounded tool made from jade, bone, or horns. The TCM practitioner will lubricate the skin with oil and then stroke the tool over the area being treated. The strokes are usually done in a downward motion and are repeated multiple times until the area turns red.

This indicates that toxins have been released and blood flow has been stimulated. The redness will typically fade within a few hours or days. It’s important to clean the skin before and after the treatment to reduce the risk of infection.

The Benefits of Gua Sha

Gua Sha therapy promotes healing by breaking up blood stagnation and allowing the body to release toxins. The treatment is said to be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including headaches, colds, and fatigue.

Gua Sha is usually performed on the back, neck, and buttocks but can also be done on the extremities. The treatment is usually well tolerated, though some people may experience temporary bruising.

Gua Sha can help improve circulation and boost immunity. Gua Sha works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and promoting Qi (or life energy) flow.

Side Effects of Gua Sha

Gua Sha is generally safe when performed by a trained TCM practitioner using sterile instruments. However, Gua Sha is not recommended if you have any open wounds or skin infections. The scraping can cause the wound to bleed, which can lead to infection. In addition, the bacteria that cause skin infections can be easily spread through the blood. As a result, avoid using Gua Sha if you have any open wounds or skin infections.

Gua Sha is not recommended during pregnancy due to the risk of causing injuries to the developing fetus. In addition, the procedure can also trigger contractions, which could lead to premature labour. For these reasons, it is best to avoid Gua Sha during pregnancy unless it is recommended by a healthcare provider.

If you’re looking for a natural method to boost your well-being, Gua Sha is worth considering. Consult with your healthcare provider to see if Gua Sha is right for you.

Why is Thomson TCM the Best TCM Centre for Gua Sha Therapy?

If you are looking for a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) centre that offers Gua Sha therapy, we are the best choice for you. Our team of experienced TCM practitioners are able to provide you with the best Gua Sha treatment possible.

From the moment you walk into Thomson TCM, you’ll feel at ease with our friendly staff and comfortable setting. Our TCM clinic offers a variety of services tailored to your individual needs, so you can be sure you’re getting the best possible care.

Whether you’re seeking relief from pain or looking to improve your overall health, we’re here to help. Our combination of TCM practitioners and modern facilities makes us the best TCM centre for Gua Sha therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can Gua Sha get rid of the double chin?

The answer may surprise you, but Gua Sha therapy can actually help to slim down the appearance of a double chin. This traditional Chinese healing technique involves using a smooth, curved tool to massage the skin in slow, firm strokes. As the strokes are repeated over the course of several minutes, they help to break up fatty deposits and promote lymphatic drainage.

As a result, Gua Sha can help to temporarily reduce the double chin. Of course, it is important to take note that this is not a permanent fix. For best results, Gua Sha should be performed on a regular basis. With consistent use, however, it can help to give your chin and neck a more youthful and contoured appearance.

3. How often should you Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is commonly used to treat pain and other conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, and headaches. There is no definitive answer to how often Gua Sha should be performed, as it depends on the individual’s needs and goals. However, many TCM practitioners recommend doing it 1-3 times per week.

Gua Sha therapy is an interesting and unique way to promote healing within the body. If you are interested in trying Gua Sha therapy, be sure to talk to us now so that we can answer any of your questions or concerns. Gua Sha therapy has been used for centuries and has a variety of benefits that can be enjoyed by everyone!

2. Can Gua Sha cause wrinkles?

Gua Sha is said to improve circulation and help the body to expel toxins. It is often used to treat pain, bruising, and stiffness. Some people believe that Gua Sha can also help to reduce wrinkles, but there is no scientific research conducted to support this claim. In fact, Gua Sha can actually cause wrinkles if it is not performed correctly. When the skin is scraped too hard, it can damage the collagen and elastin fibres that give the skin its elasticity. As a result, the skin becomes loose and wrinkled. If you want to try Gua Sha for yourself, be sure to consult with a trained TCM practitioner who can perform the treatment safely and effectively.

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    Ms. Chai Wen Fei graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her scholarship was sponsored by the Beijing Government to complete her degree in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. During her period of studies, Ms. Chai received Clinical training in The Third Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ms. Chai was also under the tutelage of Prof. Fan Ying Yi, who specializes in treating mammary gland disease and postpartum disease using Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Ms. Chai amassed rich experience working in the galactophore (breast), paediatric and gynaecology departments of The Third Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

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    Ms. Chee graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Upon graduation, she continued her studies in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a year and was awarded her China National Medical Licensing Examination (NMLE).

    During her period of study, Ms. Chee had her clinical study at The First Teaching Hospital and Second Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China where she learned the essence and specialty of clinical methods practiced by the local TCM experts. Ms. Chee was also under the tutelage of Prof Li Shi Jun, who specializes in treating stroke rehabilitation and depression using acupuncture treatment.

    During her studies, Ms. Chee received the award of “National Acupuncture and Massage Clinical Skills” held among colleges and universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ms. Chee won awards in the Tui-Na and Acupuncture categories, displaying her solid foundation and knowledge in both disciplines.

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    TCM Physician

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      北京中医药大学中西医结合临床(妇科)硕士学位
    • Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
      北京中医药大学中医学学士学位
    • Registered TCM Physician
      注册中医师
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    Ms Soo Wee Min holds a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of Professor Guo Zhi Qiang (one of China’s leading experts in gynaecology of Chinese Medicine) and Wang Bi Qin, the Chief Physician of Dongzhimen Chinese Medicine Hospital. Her Master’s Degree specializes in Clinical Science of Integrative Medicine, with sub-specialisation in Gynaecology.

    She was sponsored by the Beijing Government to complete her Degree in Chinese Medicine in Beijing University and was awarded as the best foreign student. Ms Soo has extensive experience both internationally and locally. In the international front, she has amassed huge experience working in the gynaecological, emergency, cardiology and paediatric departments of Hospital Dongzhimen.

    Locally, she was the Leader of Local Chinese Department in Tung Shin Hospital. She has also been trained to interpret Western medical reports for treatments under traditional Chinese medicine.

    Ms Soo’s strengths lie in using acupuncture to treat male and female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. She also practices traditional treatment such as acupuncture, electro acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and prescribing Chinese medicine to improve her patient’s health. She has treated many patients with musculoskeletal problems, tennis elbow, migraine headache, insomnia, stroke, Bell’s palsy, frozen shoulder, knee pain, trigger finger, neck pain, dizziness, carpel tunnel and many more. Due her wealth of experience, she has been invited by the media to share her speciality in treating menopause using traditional treatment. Ms Soo also actively participates in charity activities and talks.

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