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 Queen Victoria has Cupping done and makes it so cool… (and Gwyneth Paltrow before her!) Run down Victoria Beckham reveals cold sore and welts on back from detoxifying ‘cupping’ treatment By Sara Nathan Last updated at 8:54 AM on 10th July 2010   On the morning after the night before, most of us opt for a […]

Cupping Therapy: The Ultimate Pain Relief!

Read this excellent article to get an overview of Cupping in general… How Cupping Can Help Your Pain By Katherine MacKenzie, L.Ac. What is cupping? Cupping is a simple method of pulling “stuck,” stagnant, and congealed blood and fluids out of the injured area. Plastic or glass cups are placed on the skin and then […]

Hijama Cupping Therapy is NOT "Bloodletting"…

Bloodletting is a medically based treatment, which involves cutting of the veins or nerves. However, contrary to common belief, Hijama is NOT bloodletting. It is not so invasive that it cuts veins or nerves. In fact, Hijama Practitionres are trained to stay well away from veins,vessels, nerves etc  and not cut the flesh or deeper tissues. Hijama […]

Types of Cupping-Dry to Wet (Hijama)

By Dr. Tamer Shaban, M.B.B.C.H, D.H.P., D.C.M.T, S.N.H.S Dip. (Nutrition), S.N.H.S Dip.(Herbalism) What is cupping therapy? Cupping is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial vacuum that is created in a cup(s), either by heat or by suction. Cupping has been used for thousands of years. Although it is often associated with […]

Dry Cupping in Acupuncture

By Jeffrey Singer, an excerpt from “Acupuncture, A Brief Introduction” Cupping is another type of treatment. This is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction through a metal, wood or glass jar, in which a partial vacuum has been created. This technique produces blood congestion at the site, and therefore stimulates it. Cupping […]

Wet Cupping in Acupuncture

Bleeding Techniques: Ancient Treatments for Acupuncture Physicians By Skya Abbate, DOM An ancient Chinese treatment technique that can apply to many conditions the modern-day practitioner may be hesitant to use in his or her treatment plans is bloodletting. Perhaps there is reluctance to use this method due to the drawing of blood, which can transmit […]