Gua sha DVD
Gua sha has been used for centuries in Asia, in Asian immigrant communities and by acupuncturists and practitioners of traditional East Asian medicine worldwide.
Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, 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.
Modern research shows that Gua sha produces an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single treatment accounting for the immediate relief that patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc, and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.
This DVD is a visual companion to the text on Gua sha by Dr. Arya Nielsen. It details the essentials of safe and effective Gua sha practice and shows the step-by-step application of the technique with patients from the First TCM Hospital in Kötzting, Germany. Information from the authors own research is shown including the diagnostic significance of the color of Sha, and immediate Tongue changes as a direct result of Gua Sha.
The technique is applicable in any hands on therapeutic practice and will be of particular interest to acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapists, physician and nurses practicing direct patient care. Practitioners are encouraged to learn Gua sha and its clinical applications from a qualified Gua sha instructor.
|Author||Dr Arya Nielsen|
|Publication Date||1 Jan 2014|
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