Treating Endocrine Disorders with Soft Tissue Gua Sha

  • October 25, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Swedish Institute 226 West 26th Street, Floor 5 New York, NY 10001

Treating Endocrine Disorders with Soft Tissue Gua Sha

As an effective therapeutic method, Gua Sha has been used in TCM practice for treating various conditions, including diseases related to the endocrine systems such as hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues as well as adrenal issues.

Gua Sha is a precise technique that includes the use of a smooth tool and a "scraping" motion to release toxins and break up blood stagnation, thereby promoting the smooth flow of blood to the areas and ultimately readjusting the local area to an ultimate balanced state. The methodology of Gua Sha is very similar to cupping, and the effect it has on relieving the stagnation of qi and blood and clearing the energy meridians that links the body’s internal system makes it an invaluable technique in the armamentarium of any massage therapist or acupuncturist.

In this class, Dr. Ping Zhang – Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine -- will teach students how to properly perform Gua Sha using a specially designed soft tissue massage tool, along with a deep tissue Tui Na program, to enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of this treatment. Her Jade stone board is the result of years of research and customization, designed for pressing firmly down on the muscles and along acupuncture meridians to perform a stroking motion in the local area. The course is structured with step-by-step instructions and demonstrations, followed by hands-on practice and application of the soft tissue massage tool with deep fascia Tui Na protocols to treat various conditions including the following:

This workshop will teach you how to incorporate the techniques of this powerful healing treatment in your professional practice and add a new dimension to how you can help treat these common conditions.

Required Materials:

1 sheet, 1 towel, 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, unscented oil/cream, pen and paper, comfortable clothing.

The patented Jade Stone Gua Sha Tool will be provided by the instructor for use during the class, and will be available for purchase at the end of class, if you choose. For those interested in purchasing the tool from Dr. Zhang, please bring $65 cash or check payable to Nefeli Corp.

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