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Cupping


At Oslo Akupunkturklinikk we offer the traditional treatment cupping, also known as cupping therapy. It, is an alternative medical practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create a suction. This technique is believed to promote the flow of "qi" (energy) in the body and to stimulate the flow of blood, thereby improving overall health and well-being. The cups used in hijama can be made of materials such as glass, bamboo, or silicone and are typically placed on certain acupuncture points or areas with muscle tension. The suction created by the cups is believed to draw out toxins, reduce pain, and alleviate various ailments such as headaches, muscle soreness and digestive imbalance. It is a traditional practice that has been used for centuries in different cultures around world. Cupping has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for pain relief. It can help alleviate conditions like back pain, neck pain, migraines, and muscle soreness.


Cupping can help to promotes blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, aiding the body in eliminating toxins and waste materials.


Cupping stimulates the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells and antibodies. This can enhance the body's natural defense mechanisms and make it more resilient against infections and illnesses.

Cupping therapy can activate the veins, arteries, and capillaries, enhancing blood circulation. Improved blood flow can provide nourishment to tissues and muscles, promoting faster healing and recovery.


Many of our patients find cupping to be deeply relaxing and stress-relieving. The process can help release tension from the muscles, promoting a sense of calm and well-being.


By improving blood circulation and reducing inflammation, hijama can help to accelerate the healing process of injuries, wounds, and scar tissues.


Cupping can also help improve the appearance and health of the skin. It can minimize acne, cellulite, and other skin conditions by promoting blood flow and lymphatic drainage.



Some steps to follow before you have a cupping session:





Hydrate well: Proper hydration can make the cupping process more effective. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to the session to ensure your body is well-hydrated.


Avoid eating a heavy meal at least 2 hours before the session. It is recommended to have a light meal or snack beforehand to avoid feeling lightheaded during the treatment.


Wear loose and comfortable clothing: Choose loose-fitting clothes that can be easily rolled up or removed to access the areas where the cups will be placed. This allows the therapist to apply the cups without any hindrance.




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