New Course on Clinical Gua Sha at AcuMedic in London

As you are reading this, somewhere yet another social media influencer or star beauty blogger is showing the world how to use facial Gua Sha for natural rejuvenation.

Cosmetic Gua Sha videos have received over 1 billion views on TikTok while 1000s of #guasha photos are posted on Instagram.

Gua Sha is going mainstream, but people are barely scraping the surface of this ancient Chinese medical technique. If only there was somebody who could step in and explain all the therapeutic benefits Gua Sha can bring to the rest of the body.

If you are a healthcare professional, medical doctor, herbalist or acupuncturist then our upcoming Gua Sha workshop is your opportunity to take advantage of a big wellness trend—and enhance your skillset with a powerful time-tested therapeutic technique.

This practical course will explain the main Gua Sha Skills and protocols so you can learn these highly effective techniques.

How Gua Sha Treatment Works

Gua Sha, loosely translated, means 'scraping of the red marks'. The scraping is done on oiled bare skin, with a special tool usually made of Jade or horn, but often metal or ceramic tools are used depending on the strength of the treatment required.

The movement squashes the soft tissues bringing stagnated blood and toxins to the surface where the blood supply to the skin can carry it away more readily than if it were in the deeper layers. It also gives a deep tissue massage and can be very relaxing.

Clinical Gua Sha Workshop at AcuMedic

You will learn the theoretical why and the practical how of applying Gua Sha to treat common health problems:

  • You will get a complete equipment kit including a full range of traditional Gua Sha tools and oil (RRP GBP 25)
  • Learn how to use not only the tools provided but also others described in the course as well as when and where to use them and why
  • See exactly where Gua Sha treatment is needed and which areas can be left alone
  • You will be taught how to save time, avoid diagnostic mistakes and get straight to the problem
  • Opportunity to learn the authentic techniques as used in real Chinese clinics (unlike what many other UK courses do) that can provide you with the ability to give your clients the best results
  • Get trained through a practical session where you will be taught how to practise correct and safe protocol
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to you upon your completion of this course

Course Contents

  • Contraindications and Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • What is Gua Sha? Explained
  • How does Gua Sha do?
  • What can it be used to treat?
  • Issues and applications
  • Diagnostics
  • Where can it be applied
  • Tools and instruments
  • Directions of application
  • Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
  • Clinical protocol
  • Post-treatment care
  • Consent forms
  • Patient records
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Student practice of standard techniques and strengths
  • Student practice of standard protocols
  • Students own free practice of other treatments under supervision
  • Further questions and Q&A
  • Closure and further information

About Chris Davies

Chris Davies is a highly experienced, extensively qualified acupuncturist and, as a CEO of the board for the British Acupuncture Federation, a tireless campaigner for the rights of registered acupuncturists in the UK. He is sharing his expertise in acupuncture, Gua Sha, Chinese herbal medicine and energy healing around the world and we are excited to invite you to this learning opportunity. Find out more about Chris here.


Date: 9 July (Saturday)

Location: AcuMedic Centre - 101-105 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JN, United Kingdom

Investment: GBP 125 + VAT (price includes a set of Gua Sha tools worth GBP 25)

Book Your Place Today

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Call: 020 7388 6704 (extension 2)

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Don't miss this opportunity to upgrade your practice with the invaluable expertise of clinical Gua Sha.