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Hijama (Wet Cupping)

What is Hijama (Wet Cupping) ?

Cupping therapy or Hijama has improved the lives of humans for thousands of years. Almost every civilization, from the east and the west, has utilized this great technique in one way or another. We at Healife, provide safe and hygienic hijama treatment with our experienced practitioners that are certified from the UK and have more than 19 years of experience.

Why Should You Do It At Healife?

At Healife, we practice clinical hijama. That is, we are well educated in both modern medicine and alternative medicine. We perform each treatment to the highest standards of hygiene and safety. Each treatment plan is carefully designed and every single position of every single cup is studied well – we are medical professionals that do not place cups randomly. Additionally, we offer packages for therapeutic cupping, cosmetic cupping and preventative cupping.

Safe:

Our trained practitioners safely applies the cups to all our clients. We are highly trained in both our medical and alternative fields. Healife practices alternative medicine at the highest of standards, where it should belong. Patients will first be screened to ensure all contraindications are followed to avoid any risks/ side effects.

Hygienic

Although this is an invasive procedure, high levels of health and hygiene is practiced. All treatment materials are sterile and new before use for each and every single session. All materials such as cups, blades, are disposed after each and every single session.

Not painful :

Our highly trained consultants follows WHO standards, when making superficial incisions that are up to 1mm deep. You may feel a tolerable ticklish, light scratching or mild soreness after the superficial incisions are made or cups have been placed. However, you will not feel any sudden, sharp or extreme pain. After the treatment, you might expect to have marks on the treated areas that lasts for a maximum of 7 days.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Love About us

Velove Ong

Came here for my first facial acupuncture and guasha experience and I absolutely enjoyed every moment of it. My face instantly looked lifted & I had the most amazing sleep after the session. Loved the natural lighting in the room and overall ambiance. So pleasant & soothing!

Alia Azan

Today I went to Healife to treat my sciatica nerve pain, after weeks went to other clinic only give me pain killer. I can't seat and walk properly coz of this pain. After only one session i can seat and walk like before. Definitely will suggest this place to everyone. Best decision ever 💯💯

Reshad Joomun

Went there for a Hijaama. Was impressed by their professional approach, since I first contacted them by mail until I left their office. Aqeel was so helpful, he even called a taxi to take me back to the hotel. Hygiene, cleanliness. Will definitely recommend and will not hesitate to go back.

    What Makes Healife Unique?

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    Safe and Hygiene

    We take pride in our high standards of safety and hygiene: each needle is sterilized and disposed immediately, we follow the regulations as per the ministry of health for needle depth and we employ only experienced practitioners to ensure your comfort.

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    Experienced Practitioners

    An outstanding team of experienced and professional practitioners dedicated approach let by a UKcertified management team that put authenticity and ethical practice at the heart of what we do.

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    Result Oriented

    We put all of our effort to produce tangible results for our

    Scientific Basis of Hijama

    Scientific Basis Of Hijama

    Immunological effects and hormonal adjustments​

    They can be explained by the activation of the immune system theory, through the regulation of immunoglobulins and haemoglobin. Cupping irritates the immune system by creating an artificial local inflammation, activates the complement system and increases the level of immune products such as interferon and tumour necrotizing factor. Cupping effect on the thymus increases the flow of lymph in the lymphatic system.16 Overall, activation of the immune system by cupping might explain its various effects including therapeutic outcomes in patients with autoimmune diseases.

    Releasing of toxins and removal of wastes and heavy metals

    The aforementioned effects might be explained by the Blood Detoxification Theory which addresses the removal of toxic substances from the affected area where the cups are applied. According to the theory, cupping therapy:

    • Decreases levels of uric acid, HDL, LDL
    • Adjust the molecular structure of haemoglobin
    • Excretion of old red blood cells
    • Removes heavy metals such as aluminium, mercury, silver and lead
    • Promotes the release of toxins and wastes, improves the local nutrition state, boost metabolism, and eliminate pathogenic factors.

    Muscle relaxation, changes in local tissue structures and an increase in blood circulation

    The aforementioned effects might be explained by the Nitric Oxide theory. Nitric Oxide (NO) is a signalling gas molecule that mediates vasodilatation and regulates blood flow and volume. NO regulates blood pressure, contributes to the immune response, controls neurotransmission and participates in cell differentiation and in many more physiological functions. Cupping therapy could cause release of NO from endothelial cells and, hence, induce certain beneficial biological changes The above information was primarily based on this literature review.

    For more information you may visit https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2225411018300191 for an in-depth understanding of the scientific basis of hijama.

    How Does It Work?

    Phase 1: Assessment

    Meeting The Therapist

    Phase 2: Performing The Procedure

    Step One: Primary Suction

    Step Two: Incisions Made

    Step Three: Secondary Suction

    • Step Four: Cleansing: 

    Phase 3: After Care

    Final Advice

    Cupping therapy has reported benefits in the treatment of:

    • Neck, shoulder, back, knee pain
    • Rheumatic disease such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
    • Skin problems such as eczema and acne 
    • Systemic disease such as diabetes or hypertension
    • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
    • Strokes and facial paralysis or bell palsy
    • Blood disorders such as anaemia and haemophilia
    • Fertility and gynaecological disorders
    • Fertility and gynaecological disorders
    • Migraine, anxiety and depression
    • Bronchial congestion caused by asthma and allergies
    • Autism and ADHD

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