Dr. Lin Dan Zhu – Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist in California
Dr. Zhu provides effective and high-quality Gua sha treatment. Her goal is to make the patients feel amazing through the core services of gua-sha, fire cupping, and acupuncture. Call (415) 419-5574 or Book an appointment online.
Gua sha helps with pain, inflammation, and immune support. Gua sha is a hands-on medical treatment that has been used throughout Asia for centuries. Gua sha uses a smooth-edged instrument, such as a jade stone, porcelain spoon, or a lid. The purpose of gua sha is to remove pathogenic blood stagnation from the body.
“Gua” means to rub and “sha” refers to the little red dots called ‘petechiae’ that appear when Gua is applied in repeated strokes on the skin. The red dots are transitory and therapeutic.
One may immediately feel pain relief even before session ends.
Gua sha is good for pain, inflammation, and immune support. Most individuals seek out gua sha for muscle tension and pain, but it can be helpful for many other conditions, such as headache, common cold, cough, and asthma.
It depends on the individual and condition. Acute symptoms may only need 1-2 treatments. We typically recommend once a week for chronic conditions. We can include gua sha into your acupuncture session. We also offer full visits that focus only on gua sha.
Gua sha is an effective technique to release toxins to the surface of the skin from tissues deep within.
Usually, gua sha is not painful and many find it to be relaxing. A few people have reported some minor temporary discomfort over tight knots during the treatment.
Yes! When gua sha is generally applied on the face, it can relieve facial tension, strengthen muscle tone, increase blood circulation and improve lymphatic drainage. Please note that at this moment, we do not provide facial gua sha.