Fire Cupping

Ideally Combined with Wet Cupping

What is Fire Cupping?

Wet cupping, also known as Hijama is a form of alternative therapy where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision. Wet cupping, unlike dry cupping, requires a skin incisions, made using a sterile surgical blade. The cups are used to suck out any impurities in the body which may include blood, toxins, fragmented blood cells, and tissue fluid.

Benefits

Ideal For

When we or someone we care for is sick or needs medical attention, we want the best care possible in the shortest amount of time. Simply walk in and you will be seen as quickly as possible

Chronic Back Pain

Back pains can arise abruptly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy . It can also develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine.

Full Body Detox

Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin colour within three treatments.

Fertility Treatment

Cupping is the ideal treatment for female fertility related complications. Hijama/ Cupping removes stagnant blood allowing the body to make a greater supply for fresh oxygenated blood which in turn improves the circulation in the reproductive area.

Knee Pain

Hijama therapy can relieve knee pain by reducing inflammation, flushing out toxins from the affected area, and improving joint mobility.

Combine Other Therapies

All our alternative therapies go hand-in-hand, you can therefore combine any of our therapies to achieve maximum results.

Fire Cupping FAQs

Why Fire?

There are many types of cupping, but fire cupping is the most traditional, original form of Chinese medicine. It uses glass cups (also traditional) and the fire “creates a better suction with glass cups,” Fire cupping removes the “cold” in the body — cold is considered one of the “evils” in Chinese medicine of which practitioners aim to rid the body.

What About Marks?

The marks left after cupping is nothing to worry about because they are painless. Depending on the patient and what they suffer from, some marks may be darker than others. However, this usually heals within 2-5 days.

Treatment Process

Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton ball in almost pure alcohol. The cotton is clamped by a pair of forceps and lit via match or lighter, and, in one motion, placed into the cup and quickly removed, while the cup is placed on the skin. The fire uses up all the oxygen in the cup which creates a negative pressure inside the cup. The cup is then quickly placed onto the body and the negative pressure “sucks” the skin up. Massage oil is applied to create a better seal as well as allow the cups to glide over muscle groups (e.g. trapezius, erectors, latissimus dorsi, etc.) in an act called “gliding cupping” or “sliding cupping”. Dark circles may appear where the cups were placed because of capillary rupture just under the skin.

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