The history of cupping (Hijama)
The use of Hijama (cupping) therapy has been documented in early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices. Originally it started as hollowed horns being used to suck out toxins from skin lesions and snake bites. In modern day society, Plastic disposable cups, Glass cups, sillicone cups, and bamboo cups are now used which equally and effectively present benefits exactly as hollow horns would do.
Is Hijama suitable for all?
While considered relatively safe, cupping therapy might cause bruising or swelling on the skin. The bruises are painless and disappear within a few days.
Hijama therapy should be avoided: