This article will explore the significance of the water element in TCM.
Gua sha is a form of TCM therapy, frequently used to relieve muscle tension and soreness.
Gua sha seeks to circulate energy around the body, also known as qi or chi. The therapy involves rubbing the skin in long strokes with a tool, together with herbal oil or essential oils, such as lavender oil, to promote blood circulation, cleansing of toxins, and clearing the meridian channels for better energy flow.
The treatment has no major negative effects, however it is not recommended for people who have specific medical issues.