Hijama, also known as Wet cupping therapy, is a method in which your blood is drawn toward the skin through a vacuum. The therapist puts cups having vacuum pressure inside them over your skin, and it draws blood toward the surface, removing toxins and impurities from nearby tissues.
Hijama helps treat various illnesses and is being used for decades. It has its importance in Islamic history too.
Hijama (cupping therapy) can be of two types, dry and wet.
The difference between dry and wet cupping therapy is that in that dry cupping therapy no incision is made, but in wet cupping therapy incisions are made on the skin along with vacuum pressure application.
At the end of the procedure, you will notice a bruise and discoloration of the skin because of broken blood vessels just underneath the skin. This usually heals in a matter of 2 to 3 days.
Hijama Wet cupping therapy can be used to treat:
Blood disorders such as anaemia and haemophilia
Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
Fertility and gynaecological disorders
Skin problems such as eczema and acne
High blood pressure
Migraines Anxiety and depression
Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
Several types of research on Cupping therapy has uncovered several benefits such as: