Cupping Therapy is a therapy applied with the help of plastic or glass mugs to take precautions against diseases that may occur in the body, to get rid of harmful toxins accumulated in the body and to clean the body. The vacuuming of these wastes accumulated in the connective tissues with the help of a cup pump and then cleaning them with intradermal scratches and throwing them out is called wet cupping (hijama).
Types of Cupping Therapy;
Dry Cupping Therapy: The first type of therapy is dry cupping therapy. It is a therapy that is done only with the help of mugs without drawing blood or scratching. It is good for respiratory system problems, digestive system problems and immune system problems.
Wet Cup Therapy (Hijama): It is a wet cup therapy, known colloquially as Cupping. It is one of the recently trending treatment methods recommended by the Prophet. After the acupuncture points of the body are determined, the cups are vacuumed. Then, with the help of scalpel, scalpel or razor, scratches are made and inert blood is taken. The benefit is quite a lot.
How is Age Cupping Therapy (Hijama) done?
Before the Age Cupping Therapy (Hijama) is performed, the points are determined. After the spots are determined, the skin is cleaned with the help of antiseptic liquids such as alcohol and vinegar. Cups are fixed to the points where hijama will be made by vacuuming with a mug pump. After waiting for 3-5 minutes on average, the cups are removed. Scratches with an average depth of 0.5-1.0 mm and a width of 0.50-0.75 cm on the points vacuumed with a scalpel or razor blade are quickly removed. After the scratches, the cups are vacuumed again and put on the points. After waiting for 6-10 minutes, the cups are removed and the inert blood is removed from the body. And it is taped by cleaning with centaury oil. In this way, the Age Cup (Hijama) ends.
Things to Consider While Performing Wet Cupping Therapy (Hijama)
The patient should be well analyzed while hijama is applied. It should be a sterile room. A stretcher should be used and it should be a quiet, calm environment. Diaphragm breathing should be taught to the patient to be treated. If the patient does not have an urgency, the efficiency is increased by following the hijama days. Materials should be disposable and sterile. Care should be taken to vacuum.
What are the Benefits of Wet Cupping Therapy (Hijama)?
It is known that cupping is good for all diseases related to blood. Hijama opens the blockages that occur or may occur in the capillaries. It facilitates the excretion of toxins and gases formed in the blood and tissues in the body. It helps to get rid of edema in the body. It is good for dermatological problems such as acne, psoriasis and acne. It is included in some sources that it is also good for forgetfulness. It can be used in the symptomatic treatment of pharyngitis, cold, flu problems.
Head Hijama is very good for migraine and occipital neuralgia.
Who Cannot Make the Age Cup (Hijama)?
Hijama can be done to anyone between the ages of 2 and 63 with peace of mind. It should be done very carefully in patients aged 63-80 years. It is not done because it will not benefit patients over the age of 80. Hijama is also not applied to patients with pacemakers. It should not be done to a patient who has had an organ transplant. It is not applied to the patient who has left the surgery and has not passed 65 days. Hijama is not applied to hemophilia, anemia and cancer patients. It is necessary to be very careful when Hijama is applied to pregnant women.