Hijama (wet cupping) has a rich and longstanding history across numerous civilizations around the globe. With an excellent safety record and multiple medical applications, hijama (wet cupping) remains an effective and therapeutic practice that can treat various health problems.
Your therapist will place cups on specific areas of your body. A flammable substance is ignited within each cup, creating a vacuum effect which draws skin and blood into them.
What is Hijama or Cupping Therapy?
Hijama Melbourne is an ancient holistic healing technique using cups to release toxins from the body and promote wellness and heal various conditions. People around the world have used it for centuries as part of their wellbeing journey and healing strategy. There are different types of cupping therapy such as dry cupping and wet cupping; both methods provide relief.
Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Cups may be heated or unheated; either way, their heat warms blood inside of them which sucks skin into them, stimulating an area and increasing blood flow to it. Once in place for several minutes they can help stimulate and increase blood flow to an area as well as break open tiny blood vessels (capillaries) underneath that may help speed healing at a cellular level.
Proper wet cupping can be done safely. Your provider will assess your vital signs and sanitize the area where they’ll apply the cups before following their predetermined hijama plan for application of cups.
Planned wet cupping may involve either using single or multiple cups to apply pressure to specific acupuncture points on the back. Common areas for wet cupping to be applied include upper back Meridian Lines T3& T4, Rhomboids and Trapezius muscles.
Why is Hijama or Cupping Therapy Effective?
Hijama can be an effective treatment option for many health issues. This natural procedure has been shown to assist with migraines, sciatica and weight loss – but before beginning hijama treatments it’s essential that proper research and consultation with a healthcare provider are conducted first.
Reducing risk for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) by decreasing fat accumulation on artery walls. Furthermore, it helps lower LDL cholesterol levels and can relieve arthritis pain by improving joint movement through increased blood flow and improved joint mobility. In addition, it can treat sprains and strains by relieving inflammation and loosening tight muscles as well as reduce chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms such as lack of energy and difficulty sleeping.
Hijama uses suction action to draw toxins closer to the skin surface for easier removal, helping eliminate spider veins and varicose veins by increasing blood flow through these vessels. Furthermore, hijama may assist with breaking up adhesions under the skin that form fatty deposits or cellulite and breaking adhesions that cling onto adhered fat deposits as well as improving digestion by eliminating toxins and improving circulation.
Hijama may help with depression and anxiety by regulating your hormones, detoxifying the liver by eliminating harmful heavy metals like mercury, cadmium and lead from your blood and interstitial fluid, and detoxifying cellular debris such as debris from plastic debris in your cellular structures.
How Does Hijama or Cupping Therapy Work?
Cupping utilizes suction force to expand and break open small blood vessels (capillaries) beneath the skin, stimulating your body to create healthier blood flow in that area and encourage normal healing at a cellular level. Furthermore, cupping also releases toxins.
Your practitioner will use bamboo, glass, or plastic cups that have been heated using fire or vacuum pumps to create suction that draws your skin into them and is left in place for several minutes before moving them around to stretch or massage muscles in affected areas.
Cupping therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can remove energy blockages that impede healthy qi flow, increase blood flow, loosen tight muscles or fascia and thus improve flexibility and mobility – helping relieve back and neck pain as well as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.
Your health care provider will conduct an initial physical exam and sanitize the area where the cups will be applied to ensure optimal treatment results. He/she will then place cups on your body and leave them there for several minutes; some practitioners may move the cups around to stretch and massage areas around your body – although this usually isn’t necessary for most patients.
What are the Benefits of Hijama or Cupping Therapy?
Hijama therapy is effective in treating an array of conditions, from muscle pain and stiffness, chronic fatigue, migraines, insomnia, high cholesterol, heart disease anxiety depression respiratory issues as well as anxiety depression respiratory problems and more. Hijama’s suction action draws blood toxins close to the surface where they can be easily eliminated; making your body healthier by eliminating excess toxins that could otherwise contribute to health issues.
Hijama therapy can also enhance circulation, thus decreasing coronary heart disease risk. By decreasing buildup of fatty plaque on arterial walls and increasing oxygen flow to organs such as the heart and other vital systems, Hijama helps lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while simultaneously increasing HDL cholesterol. In addition, its production of Nitric Oxide gas boosts response from insulin-sensitive tissues like livers and skeletal muscles for further diabetic neuropathy prevention.
Before getting a hijama done, however, always conduct careful research. Check that the practitioner you select is reliable, using cups that have been autoclaved and free from microbes. Speak with your physician beforehand regarding whether to undergo this procedure and continue taking medications as directed unless otherwise instructed; otherwise you risk worsening your health condition further.