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Dr. Arya Nielsen is an American researcher and acupuncturist taught in the classical lineage of Dr. James Tin Yau. She is the leading authority on the subject in the West. She defines Gua Sha this way:

“Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.” (Nielsen, 2013)

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