What is Hijama or Cupping? “Hijama” in Arabic literally means “to suck” and to “return to a normal state” of internal balance. It ultimately helps the body to create a balance, healthy alkaline environment by removing acidity. This fixes any problem that the body has, by bringing it to its normal state. Hijama cupping therapy is a holistic, super powerful detox which removes toxic and stagnant blood from your body. It expels negative, unhealthy elements from the body, and allows it to replenish itself.

Cupping is one of the oldest methods of alternative medicine originated from China. This therapy uses cups to create local suction on the patient’s skin. The suction created by cupping pulls stagnant fluids to the surface, removes toxic pathogens and promotes fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich blood & lymph. The cups are usually made of glass or silicone.

What are the different types of cupping?
There are two main categories of cupping

  • Dry cupping is a suction-only method
  • Wet cupping may involve both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding

As more people in the community are looking for holistic ways to live healthily, we have opened the Department of Chinese Medicine that caters to all aspects of boosting your health.

Our board certified acupuncturists are passionate about helping you manage your chronic health conditions, prevent disease onset and boost general health. So far, our patients have booked sessions in acupuncture, craniosacral massage, moxibustion and energy work. Not only will you start to feel better, you will experience pain relief.

We are also one of the very few medical centres in Dubai that offers Hijama Therapy, a traditional Arab medicinal technique, also called wet cupping treatment. During your session, our acupuncturist will ensure that you are comfortable during the treatment so that you can feel better.

Is there any side effects?

There aren’t many side effects associated with cupping. You may feel light-headed or dizzy during your treatment. You may also experience sweating or nausea.

After treatment, the skin around the rim of the cup may become irritated and marked in a circular pattern.

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What can Cupping / Hijama used for?

The majority of research conclude that cupping therapy may be effective when people also get other treatments, like acupuncture or medications, for various diseases and conditions, such as:

  • Herpes Zoster
  • Acne
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Blood Disorders such as Anemia & Hemophilia
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility and Gynecological Disorders
  • Skin Problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bronchial Congestion
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Varicose Veins