This seminar prepares a participant for the hands-on portion of the Certification Course with Dr. Nielsen.
Clinical indications for Gua sha are discussed as well as guidelines for safe and adept application of the technique. Clinical indications include signs and symptoms as well as how to palpate to confirm sha is present and Gua sha in indicated. How to position a patient, how to position oneself, how to grip a Gua sha tool, what direction to press-stroke and how are described. Details and practice of communication skills are as important as good hands for effective Gua sha.
There are no handouts of slides to download for this course
Dr. Arya Nielsen purposefully did not include any slides for downloads for this specific module. Your required text, Gua sha, A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice (Chapter 6 pages 46-63) serves as your handout for this module.
Please Note: Chapter 6 from Dr. Arya Nielsen's textbook Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice, is required reading for this module and the certification program. The textbook is not included in the purchase price of this course. You are required to obtain a copy of her book. To purchase book click here.
This course is part of the Gua Sha Certification program by Dr. Arya Neilsen comprised of 11 modules.
You can choose to take the full certification program (all 11 modules and hands on training with Dr. Arya Nielsen) and be listed on the www.guasha.com website or you can choose a la carte and take just the modules that interest you and only receive continuing education credits.
If you have taken one or more of the modules below and you want to take all 11 modules and save on the bulk registration please contact Pro D Seminars directly and we can apply the fees you have paid for the individual modules toward the Complete 11 module program. It is cheaper to register for the complete program than to register for all 11 modules individually.
- Module 1 - The Science of Gua sha: Anti inflammation and Immune Protection
- Module 2 - History: acupuncture, bloodletting, Gua sha and cholera
- Module 3 - Terms and Tools for Gua sha
- Module 4 - Safety: Reports, Risks and Guidelines for Gua sha (press-stroking) and Ba guan (cupping)
- Module 5 - Safety & Medical Errors: 'Complications' & Contraindications for Gua sha
- Module 6 - Evidence for Gua sha: a Literature Review
- Module 7 - Colors of flesh, sha and significant Tongue changes
- Module 8 - Psycho spiritual effect of Gua sha
- Module 9 - Indications and Applications: Gua sha
- Module 10 - Results and Recommendations
- Module 11 - Treating Specific Disorders with Gua sha