With roots dating back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian times, cupping or hijama is one of the oldest known therapies for multiple illnesses. It is believed to treat diseases, remove toxins, reduce pain, and promote healing.
How Does Cupping Work?
In a regular session, round, preheated glass or silicone cups are placed directly onto the person’s skin opting for cupping. The heat of the cup creates a suction effect, which, in turn, forces the tissue under the cup to swell, enhancing the blood flow to the affected area.
This increased blood flow under the suction cups extracts toxins and impurities from the blood toward the skin for elimination.
What Are the Benefits of Cupping?
Cupping offers many benefits; including the following:
- Cupping is a safe and non-invasive treatment that rejuvenates body organs.
- Cupping increases the blood flow to sore muscles and organs, reducing pain and inflammation.
- Cupping promotes healing by providing the required nutrients to the area being treated.
- Cupping eases the symptoms of blood disorders, rheumatic diseases, gynecological disorders, and skin issues, such as eczema and acne.
- Cupping offers relaxation by reducing muscular restrictions, allowing a deep tissue massage.
Side Effects of Cupping
The only side effects associated with the cupping technique are skin irritation and bruising. The skin usually clears within 7 to 10 days after the therapy.
Is Cupping for you?
Considering that cupping is safe and offers quite a few benefits, there’s no downside in using the therapy in addition to your existing treatment plan. The therapists at Inner Ocean Center for Healing can answer any questions you have about adding this to your treatment plan.