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Will gua sha help with shoulder pain due to cartilage problems

Adi Barad (Winnetka, IL) on Mar 27, 2012
Gua sha has the ability to alleviate pain by facilitate the movement of energy and blood Every situation is different Ask your local Acupuncturist Gua sha should only be perform by an license practitioner
Kexin Bao (Rosemead, CA) on Mar 27, 2012
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Aram Akopyan (Glendale, CA) on Mar 27, 2012
Even though Gua Sha can be helpful in reducing overall inflammation and releasing the muscle layer. I recommend cupping. since there seems to be a deep cartilage or joint-related issue. Deep needling with electro-stimulation and flash cupping is an effective method for reducing the pain in that area. R emember that any damage to the physical structure also needs to be addressed. For this, you may need supplementation and herbal remedies.
Vanessa McKay (Orangeburg, NY) on Mar 27, 2012
Gua sha is more effective for muscular issues. Acupuncture would be a more appropriate treatment for cartilage issues.
Michael Julien (Solana Beach, CA) on Mar 27, 2012
Gua Sha can help with shoulder pain due to cartilage damage or degeneration. It helps to relieve muscle imbalances in the muscles supporting the shoulder joints. Relieving these muscle imbalances may improve mobility and allow the shoulder joint to be better aligned. Better joint alignment and mobility reduces uneven pressure on the joint cartilage.
Adam Graves (Castle Rock, CO) on Mar 27, 2012
It can depend on the degree of cartilage problems, but most of the time acupuncture and gua sha can help reduce pain and inflammation in the shoulder joint.