Cupping (Hijama) Dry and Wet Cupping

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects around 2.2 million people in the United Kingdom and millions more in other parts of the world. Researched are conducted to find the best treatment as this disabling disease destroys your quality of life. The discovery of wet and dry cupping therapy added new insights in dealing with this ailment.

Cupping therapy techniques

Many cultures worldwide have been using the techniques of cupping therapy to treat certain type of ailment, including diabetes. There are two main kinds of cupping therapy: the wet cupping and the dry cupping. Studies proved that they are highly effective in healing some ailments and are used today as one alternative therapy.

Cupping (Hijama) is of three types:

1. Dry cupping (hijama) The process applied a vacuum to various body area to gather the blood in that area without using incisions.
2. Dry massage cupping (hijama) – The process is similar to dry cupping but before applying the cup, olive oil is massage to the skin, it allow the cups to move easily.
Note: This therapy has no restrictions as it can be administered any time of the day, any day of the week or month.
3. Wet cupping (hijama) – A vacuum is used at various parts of the body but there is incisions made on a specific spot to eliminate ‘tainted’ blood that stays under the skin. Only a certified therapist can do this.