What is hijama or cupping therapy?
Cupping (hijama) is the process of applying cups to various points on the body by removing the air inside the cups to form a vaccum.
This therapy increases innate and acquired immunity, haemolises old rbc against high pressure gradient and enhances natural excretoey function of the skin.
Human body is kept under physiological homeostasis by the bodys system and organs. Disease etiopathogenesis iccurs against physiological homeostasis and this varies according to etiology of each disease.
1 dry cupping
2 wet cupping
Dry cupping is just applying cups and making a vaccum
Wet cupping here after applying cups it is removed and small pricks are made by using sterile lancet whicb is quite painless a slight ant bite sensation is sensed by the patient and after incision again the cups are placed at the same area and stagnant blood and impurities are withdrawn.
Benefits of cupping in diseases as follows