Gua Sha is used to ease tension and pain in the body and promote the free flow of Qi and blood within the acupuncture meridians. A variety of muscular aches and pains seem to respond well to this treatment. As one of the traditional applications of Gua Sha is to release the exterior of the body, it may be useful for traditionally documented Lung conditions such as Exterior Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold Invasion (the Chinese medicine version of colds and flus).
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese healing practice that refers to scraping – Gua means to scrape or rub while Sha refers to the red raised spots that occur during the treatment. During the process, your skin is stroked in a unilateral direction with a smooth-edged tool like a porcelain spoon or jade stone.