Gua Sha; Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction. Second Edition.

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This second edition adds to the evolution of my clinical experience and understanding of this intriguing and often misunderstood technique. Gua sha is the 2000 year old Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that predates all methods of treating soft tissue with an edged tool.  It is evidence based and effective with regard to chronic soft tissue pain. This manual provides an introduction to gua sha using a Western Medical perspective with the information needed to master the technique.

Learn theory and effective treatment protocols with Gua Sha: Clinical Applications for Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and Dysfunction. Second Edition. This manual provides a tutorial for beginners and advanced technique for the seasoned clinician.

Chronic Lateral Elbow Pain; A Clinician's Guide is included in an expanded chapter regarding treatment of tennis elbow. 

  • Essential for client education, several color photographs are included demonstrating the normal appearance of petechiae.
  • Evidence based treatment guide relies on research, physiology, clinical experience, and case studies to effectively teach applications of gua sha for common soft tissue injuries, myofascial pain, nerve entrapment syndromes, unresolved pain following surgery, joint sprains, muscle strains, and trauma.
  • The reader will be able to explain how gua sha eliminates pain, restores function, improves flexibility, and facilitates healing from a Western medical perspective. 
  • Spiral bound
  • Printed on 5.5 X 8.5 inch pages.
  • 92 pages, 12 pt font

©2022, Author: Matthew Lott, MS, OT/L, CHT.

ISBN 978-0-9850117-1-0


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