What is Gua Sha?

Category: Procedures

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Gua Sha is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of Alternative Medicine. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Neck pain 1 1
Pain in shoulders 1 1
Tendinitis 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gua Sha

Side effect Patients
Bruising 1
Pain 1
Swelling in ankles 1
Tenderness 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Gua Sha.