Gua Sha: An Ancient Healing Technique

Can "skin scraping" really help relieve back pain and other ailments? What to know before you proceed.

Gua sha

Gua sha—also known as skin scraping, scraping therapy, or press-stroking—is a traditional ancient healing therapy practiced in China and Southeast Asia that has made its way into integrative medicine practices in the West. It involves scraping and rubbing on the skin with a flat, smooth-edged...