When Should You Not Cup?

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Hijama or cupping therapy is an ancient alternative healing therapy originated in the Middle East to ease pain and treat diseases. During this treatment, the Hijama therapist places cups on the patient’s target area such as the back, stomach, arms, legs, etc. The cups create a vacuum that pulls the skin upwards. In most cases, Hijama posts no side effects. However, people with certain health conditions experience different adverse reactions to the treatment. Here are the health conditions that will dismiss you from getting a Hijama treatment.

  • Hemophilia 

Hemophilia is a condition where a site of a wound or injury does not heal properly since blood does not clot at a normal pace. It is an inherited bleeding disorder that leads to extensive bleeding of a cut or wound due to the underdevelopment of blood clot. However, internal bleeding happens too. It occurs in the muscles and joints such as hips and knee joints. The condition is caused by certain blood clotting factors that do not work correctly.

  • Deep vein thrombosis 

Deep vein thrombosis is a health condition that happens when a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, which can lead to the blockage of blood flow through the vein. Deep vein thrombosis usually happens in the lower leg, pelvis, thighs, arm, brain, intestines, liver, or kidney. 

There’s a chance that the blood clot can detach and flow through the bloodstream, potentially blocking the blood vessels of the lung, also known as pulmonary embolism, which is a life-threatening condition. A swift diagnosis and treatment is optimal. 

  • Eczema and psoriasis 

Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis. It is a condition that causes dry, red, itchy, and bumpy skin. One of the different types of dermatitis, this condition affects the skin barrier function, making the skin more sensitive and prone to dryness and infection.

Psoriasis is a long-term skin disorder that causes thick, pink, patches on the skin covered with plaques—white and thick scaly patches. Starting at adulthood, this disease can affect people of any age, gender or race. The best that people with psoriasis can do is to manage its symptoms. 

  • Epilepsy 

Epilepsy is a long-lasting condition identified by recurrent epileptic seizures triggered by abnormal or excessive electrical discharges from the brain cells that alter the brain function.

  • There are different types of seizures, different types of epilepsy syndromes, and different causes of epilepsy.
  • In general, medicines can control seizures in about 70 percent of epilepsy patients.
  • For patients with uncontrollable epilepsy, epilepsy surgery can provide a “cure” by eliminating the source of seizures and epilepsy.

Hijama in Abu Dhabi

Adam and Eve Cosmetic Medical Centre cares about our clients. That is why our Hijama therapist evaluates the health condition of our clients before starting their Hijama treatment. Book a Hijama treatment with us today.   

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