What Is Hijama or Cupping? In Arabic, “Hijama” translates to “suck” and restoring the body to its natural equilibrium. It helps the body achieve a balanced, healthy alkaline environment by eliminating acidity.
This process restores the body to its normal state and acts as a powerful detox, removing stagnant and toxic blood. It purges harmful elements from the body, allowing it to rejuvenate.
Cupping therapy stimulates the lymphatic system, promotes blood vessel clearance, and activates and stretches the skin.
Cupping falls into two main categories:
We proudly offer Hijama Cupping Therapy, a traditional Arab medicinal technique, also known as wet cupping treatment, making us one of the few medical centers in Dubai to do so. Our center also offers dry cupping.
Cupping therapy may be most effective when combined with other treatments like acupuncture or medications for various diseases and condition.
Our board-certified acupuncturists are dedicated to helping you manage chronic health conditions, prevent diseases, and promote overall health. Many of our patients have already scheduled sessions in acupuncture, craniosacral massage, moxibustion, and energy work, resulting in improved well-being and pain relief.
Cupping involves creating localized suction on the skin using cups. This suction draws stagnant fluids to the surface, eliminates toxins, and encourages the circulation of fresh, oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood and lymph.
Hijama Cupping offers various benefits, including detoxification, pain relief, improved circulation, stress reduction, muscle relaxation, enhanced immunity, balanced energy, skin health promotion, potential respiratory and digestive health support.
Cupping Therapy is generally considered safe when performed by trained professionals. It is non-invasive and has minimal side effects.
Cupping is generally associated with minimal side effects. Some individuals may feel light-headed or dizzy during the treatment, and there may be instances of sweating or nausea. After the treatment, you may notice skin irritation and circular markings around the cup's edge. This subsides in a few days.
Cupping Therapy is not typically painful. Patients may feel a sensation of suction and mild pressure during the session, but it is generally well-tolerated.
The number of sessions needed varies depending on the individual's condition and goals. Some people experience relief after just one session, while others may require multiple sessions for sustained improvement.
Yes, Cupping Therapy can be used in conjunction with other complementary treatments like acupuncture, massage, and chinese medicine for enhanced therapeutic benefits.
After a session, it's common to have temporary circular marks on the skin where the cups were applied. These marks usually fade within a few days.
Cupping Therapy is often used to address sports-related injuries, as it can help reduce muscle tension, promote healing, and alleviate pain associated with such injuries.
While Cupping Therapy is generally safe, it may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or during pregnancy. It's essential to consult with a qualified practitioner to assess your suitability for the treatment.
Combining acupuncture with Cupping Therapy can provide a holistic approach to addressing various health concerns, as both treatments aim to balance the body's energy and promote healing.
While Cupping Therapy is beneficial for treating specific health issues, it can also be used as a preventive measure to promote overall well-being and maintain optimal health.
Cupping, an ancient form of alternative medicine originating from China, involves creating localized suction on the skin using cups. This suction draws stagnant fluids to the surface, eliminates toxins, and encourages the circulation of fresh, oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood and lymph. Typically, these cups are made from glass or silicone. Chinese cupping therapy shares many similarities with the traditional Arab wet cupping method known as Hijama.