Benefits of Hijama / Wet Cupping Therapy
- Increase circulation
- Encourage tissues to release toxins
- Relive pain faster
- Reduce anxiety
- Relieve digestive issues
About Cupping/Hijama Therapy
Cupping therapy, also known as Hijama, is an ancient or alternative medicine that treats a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. At Nature Acupuncture & Herbs, our professional Hijama therapist places cups on your arms, legs, or back.
A suction force inside the cup pulls your skin upward and collects blood or fluids from the treated areas. The purpose is to break open capillaries or tiny blood vessels under your skin and remove toxins.
Hijama or cupping therapy triggers your body’s natural healing mechanisms to treat the cupping area like an injury. Not only does Hijama increases blood flow to the treated area to stimulate healing, but it also opens pores and releases toxins. Here are the benefits of undergoing a Hijama.
Cupping therapy is a traditional or alternative medicine that requires Nature Acupuncture & Herbs’ therapist to place special cups on your skin to create suction for a few minutes.
The purpose is to increase blood flow, trigger cellular repairing mechanisms, promote relaxation, and relieve inflammation and pain. Hijama is a type of deep-tissue massage that removes toxins from your body and increases oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood flow throughout the body.
Releases Muscle Tension
Cupping therapy or Hijama can loosen tight muscles and reduce inflammation in tissues. It removes connective tissue adhesions by providing essential nutrients to the affected area. The suction increases blood flow to relieve muscle tension, promote intercellular and intracellular repair, and trigger tissue regeneration.
Increases Range of Motion
At Nature Acupuncture & Herbs, our experience health professional uses cupping therapy to improve range of motion. If you can’t do stretching exercises and experience bad posture or related problems, you can undergo Hijama at our clinic to passively stretch your musculoskeletal structures, increase their stretch, and increase your range of motion.
Strengthens Digestive System
Several research studies have confirmed that Hijama therapy can aid digestion and clear colon blockages. It streamlines the peristalsis process and initiates contractions to push food through the digestive system. Hijama therapy encourages blood and fluids to move through your gastrointestinal tract, relieves constipation, cramps, and stomach pain, and reduces indigestion.
Increased toxins in your blood mean it has lower oxygen and nutrient levels. Hijama therapy can trigger your body’s lymphatic system to release toxins. It improves blood circulation to flush out accumulated toxins.
A strengthened and well-functional lymphatic system can quickly eliminate harmful compounds, waste, and toxins from your body. As a result, your body will fight infections by producing new immune cells and removing external pathogens, including viruses and bacteria.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Cupping therapy is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Production of new blood cells and more oxygenation to the brain releases endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin. At the same time, your brain suppresses cortisol production.
Dopamine and serotonin improve your mood, while endorphins relax your muscles and reduce discomfort and pain. Low cortisol production reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Contact Us Today
Hijama therapy at Nature Acupuncture & Herbs, Los Angeles, CA, is reliable, efficient, and cost-effective in increasing circulation and reducing muscle tension and spasms. It also promotes cellular repair mechanisms. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment with our Hijama expert to achieve your health goals.