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Hijama Cupping Therapy

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.

What Are the Different Types of Cupping?

Cupping falls into two main categories:

  • Dry Cupping: This method utilizes suction alone.
  • Wet Cupping: It combines suction with controlled medicinal bleeding.

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.

Hijama & Complementary Treatments

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.

Conditions Treated with Hijama Cupping

  • Chronic Pain
  • Muscular Tension
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Blood Circulation Issues
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Skin Conditions
  • Allergies & Asthma
  • Insomnia
  • Immune System Support
  • Detoxification
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Acne
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Blood Disorders such as Anemia & Hemophilia
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bronchial Congestion
  • Varicose Veins
  • General Well-being
  • Preventive Health

Benefits of Hijama Cupping

Relieves chronic pain
Improves metabolism
Reduces stress & anxiety
Improves digestion
Enhances blood circulation
Eases stiff muscles
Treats headaches & migraines
Improves immunity


How does Cupping Therapy work?

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.

What are the main benefits for Hijama Cupping Therapy?

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.

Is Cupping Therapy safe?

Cupping Therapy is generally considered safe when performed by trained professionals. It is non-invasive and has minimal side effects.

Are there any 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.

Is Cupping Therapy painful?

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.

How many Cupping Therapy sessions are usually required for optimal results?

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.

Can Cupping Therapy be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Cupping Therapy can be used in conjunction with other complementary treatments like acupuncture, massage, and chinese medicine for enhanced therapeutic benefits.

What should I expect after a Cupping Therapy session?

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.

Can Cupping Therapy help with sports injuries?

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.

Are there any contraindications for Cupping Therapy?

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.

What are the benefits of combining acupuncture with Cupping Therapy?

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.

Is Cupping Therapy only for treating specific conditions, or can it also be used for general well-being?

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.

What is the difference between Cupping and Hijama?

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.


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