Get rid of your pain naturally with Al Shefa’s cupping / hijama services. Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of heated cups. Its practice mainly occurs in Asia but also in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The vacuum produced from cupping causes a localized expansion of the tissue. This facilitates a profound vasodilation reaction to increase circulation/blood flow to painful constricted areas.
During a cupping treatment, a cup is placed on the skin and then heated or suctioned onto the skin. The cup is often heated with fire using alcohol, herbs, or paper that’s placed directly into the cup. The fire source is removed, and the heated cup is placed with the open side directly on your skin.
Modern cupping is often performed using glass cups that are rounded like balls and open on one end.
There are two main categories of cupping / hijama services performed today:
- Dry cupping is a suction-only method.
- Wet cupping may involve both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding.
Your practitioner, your medical condition, and your preferences will help determine what method is used.
Make an appointment by calling us on our numbers in the following branches:
(D-Ring branch – next to Al Ahli Club): 44089888
Sun – Thu 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
(Al Kharaitiyat branch – Next to Al Kadi Beauty Saloon): 44660330
Sun – Thu 08:00 AM – 12:00 AM