Cupping Therapy / Hijama
Cupping is a kind of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow because of movement of fascia.
Proponents also claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. A famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong, reportedly first practiced cupping. He lived from A.D. 281 to 341.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions. We at C7Physio Healthcare have certified therapist for the usage of cupping. We believe in original concept of cupping and use it purely for muscle relaxation only but enhancing blood circulation. With muscle relaxation we achieve body mobility as well as as decreased pain.