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Time Out Chicago Article

Scratching the surface

Even among the Chinese, gua sha has a bad rap for hurting. The ancient treatment employs (mostly) round-edged tools and applies them, pumice-style, usually to the back. Gua means "to scrape" and sha is the bright-red rash that rises to the surface, the result of dispersing stagnant blood-evil chi. In western parlance, pathogens rise and are expelled. Traditions vary, but it's believed that if conditions are caught at the onset it can be effective for anything from muscular problems to infections. Lucky you, we found a practitioner who gets results gently and effectively. Larisa Turin, 1150 N State st between Division and Elm Sts (312-399-4919, www.chicagoacupuncture.com).-RS