What is Hijama?
Hijama, also known as ‘wet cupping’ or ‘cupping therapy’ is a traditional Arabic medicine where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes.
This therapy needs tighter regulation, say experienced practitioners. Hijama is used to treat a wide range of conditions including migraines and hay fever and involves cutting the skin and drawing blood with suction cups.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Does it hurt?
Hijama cupping for the entire body can make a significant difference in your health condition. Most of the people who never get it done are those who fear the procedure and think it will hurt a lot. Rest assured that slight incisions are completely harmless and painless when done by a professional. They don’t leave any mark on your body like a deep cut does.