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Gua Sha and Its Benefits

Written By Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center on December 6, 2021

What Is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha Therapy Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center

Gua Sha is a traditional East Asian technique used as treatment for chronic pain and to release tension within the body. The term ‘gua sha’ comes from the Chinese word for ‘scraping.’ In performing gua sha, a healthcare professional scrapes and strokes a special massage tool along the surface of your body. The pressure applied to the skin, as well as the scraping motion, results in what appears to be light bruising as small red dots called petechiae are revealed. 

In addition to pain and tension relief, gua sha is also used to improve blood circulation. The ancient technique is also used to optimize the flow of energy within the body.

Dr. Shannon Nierman at Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center has received specialized training in this time-proven technique and has been utilizing it to improve the health of patients in Fort Wayne, Indiana. If you are looking for an alternative, non-invasive way to improve your overall health and wellness, gua sha might be your answer. 

Call us today to find out more about this technique or set up an appointment with Dr. Nierman. 

The Benefits of Gua Sha Treatment

Gua sha treatment with Dr. Nierman might result in any of a number of benefits. 

  • Gua sha improves blood flow and therefore helps alleviate circulatory issues.
  • The pressure and movement techniques involved in gua sha aid in muscle tension relief.
  • Gua sha is used to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain in the neck, back, and other areas of the body.
  • Gua sha might improve perimenopausal symptoms in women.
  • The ancient technique might be helpful in relieving migraines.
  • Gua sha may also help reduce inflammation. 

Experts are still doing research into gua sha to discover more about other benefits that it may provide. In the meantime, it is widely respected as a safe, effective way to improve health and wellness. If you give us a call, we can tell you more about gua sha at Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center. 

Gua Sha at Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center

At Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Nierman is our gua sha expert. During gua sha treatment with Dr. Nierman in one of our private and spacious treatment rooms, you will feel relaxed and at ease as the technique is applied to your body. Expect to experience an immediate difference in the health of your body after undergoing gua sha. 

Call Us for Gua Sha Treatment

We are pleased to offer this traditional, non-invasive health and wellness option at our facilities in Fort Wayne. Schedule an appointment to experience a different level of wellness.

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