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The Cupping Clinic specialises in all types of cupping/hijama therapies(wet and dry cupping, fire cupping and bamboo cupping), along with a diversity of other holistic wellness treatments such as acupuncture, fertility treatments, massage. The cupping clinic also services treatments like skin-tag and mole removal, laser teeth whitening, vitamin C and B12 injections etc. It is a neighbourhood-based London Hijama Clinic with qualified and experienced practitioners who provide a free, confidential consultation and recommend the best possible treatment. Every therapy uses high quality and hygienic equipment to offer a secure place for all your needs. We follow proper protocols at every time to provide first-class services.  

There are many types of cupping, but fire cupping is the most traditional, original form of Chinese medicine. It uses glass cups (also traditional) and the fire “creates a better suction with glass cups,” Fire cupping removes the “cold” in the body — cold is considered one of the “evils” in Chinese medicine of which practitioners aim to rid the body.

The marks left after cupping is nothing to worry about because they are painless. Depending on the patient and what they suffer from, some marks may be darker than others. However, this usually heals within 2-5 days.
Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton ball in almost pure alcohol. The cotton is clamped by a pair of forceps and lit via match or lighter, and, in one motion, placed into the cup and quickly removed, while the cup is placed on the skin. The fire uses up all the oxygen in the cup which creates a negative pressure inside the cup. The cup is then quickly placed onto the body and the negative pressure “sucks” the skin up. Massage oil is applied to create a better seal as well as allow the cups to glide over muscle groups (e.g. trapezius, erectors, latissimus dorsi, etc.) in an act called “gliding cupping” or “sliding cupping”. Dark circles may appear where the cups were placed because of capillary rupture just under the skin.

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