HIJAMA
Hijama is an Arabic word meaning ‘sucking or vacuum’. Originally Hijama was known as ‘cupping’ because of the use of cups as therapeutic tools.
Moving Cupping
This is the process where we keep the cups moving with the aid of oil. This is immensely relaxing and invigorating. Moving Cupping can be administered at any time and as much as the patient likes.
Dry Cupping
This is the process where the cups are placed on the body with suction however, unlike “Wet Cupping” (Hijama) blood is not removed from the skin.
Wet cupping (Hijama)
This is the process where the cups are placed on the body with suction (dry cupping) then small scratches to the superficial layers of the skin are made under the cup with a surgical blade which stimulates blood to rise to the surface.