The Importance of Proper Care Before and After Hijama Cupping: A Comprehensive Guide
Discover our ultimate Hijama Cupping Before and After Care Plan to ensure a safe and effective treatment. Learn how to prepare for the procedure, and what to do after to maximise results.
Advice to Patients Before Hijama Cupping Treatment
🛁Please ensure you have taken a shower before treatment – Taking a shower before the treatment is important to maintain proper hygiene. It helps to cleanse the body and remove any dirt, oils, or sweat that may interfere with the cupping procedure. A clean body also allows for better suction and adherence of the cups to the skin, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment.
🌮Leave stomach empty for approximately 2 hours before the session – There is a weak hadith that states this too. It is also recommended to have an empty stomach before cupping therapy. From a medical perspective, this practice is supported by the consensus among healthcare professionals. By avoiding heavy meals or consuming large amounts of food before the session, the body can focus its energy on the healing process rather than digestion. Additionally, there is a weak hadith (narration) supporting this practice, which some individuals may consider.
🍶Hydrate plenty- water is the best drink for hydration – water is the best drink for hydration: Staying well-hydrated is crucial before any medical procedure, including cupping therapy. Adequate hydration ensures that your body is prepared for the treatment and promotes optimal blood circulation. Drinking plenty of water helps to maintain the viscosity of your blood, making it easier for the cups to create suction and stimulating the flow of fresh blood to the treated areas. It also helps to flush out toxins and supports overall well-being.
👕Wear loose comfortable clothing – It is advisable to wear loose and comfortable clothing for cupping therapy sessions. Loose clothing allows easy access to the areas where the cups will be applied, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience. Tight or restrictive clothing may cause discomfort and hinder the therapist’s ability to place the cups properly. Additionally, loose clothing provides freedom of movement during the session and allows the cups to adhere securely to the skin without any restrictions.
Advice to Patients After Hijama Cupping Treatment
🍇You may eat and drink lightly straight away give it a few hours for your body to settle down before full meal etc. – After the cupping session, it is generally acceptable to have light snacks or beverages. However, it is advisable to allow your body some time to settle before consuming a full meal. This gives your digestive system a chance to adjust, preventing any potential discomfort.
🍸Hydrate plenty to rebalance fluid levels – Following cupping therapy, it is essential to continue hydrating yourself adequately. Replenishing fluid levels helps maintain optimal circulation and supports the body’s natural detoxification processes. Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, can help rebalance the body’s hydration levels.
💦If you can please wait to shower until the following day if you must then make sure you do NOT use hot water, it should be very mild / Luke warm also ensure you thoroughly dry the cupped area – To promote proper healing and prevent any potential complications, it is advisable to wait until the next day to take a shower after cupping therapy. If it is necessary to shower on the same day, use very mild or lukewarm water to avoid any adverse effects on the cupped areas. Additionally, ensure the cupped area is thoroughly dried after showering to prevent moisture-related issues.
🍯If your skin feels itchy etc feel free to apply plenty of moisturiser can be cosmetic like Nivea or olive oil etc to encourage healing of the skin and prevent scarring – Cupping therapy may sometimes cause temporary skin sensitivity, including itchiness. Applying moisturizer, such as Nivea or olive oil, can help soothe the skin and promote healing. This moisturization can prevent excessive dryness and minimize the chances of scarring.
❌Do not rub or scratch the areas cupped – It is important to avoid rubbing or scratching the cupped areas after the therapy. Doing so can irritate the skin, disrupt the healing process, and potentially lead to complications or scarring. Gently patting or touching the area is acceptable, but avoid any vigorous rubbing or scratching.
❌ If close to 500ml of blood was extracted – we advise avoiding strenuous physical activity (such as weight training/gym workouts) for a day: If a significant amount of blood, close to 500ml, was extracted during the cupping session, it is recommended to refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities, such as weight training or intense workouts, for at least a day. This allows your body to recover and restore its energy levels.
🚯Avoid marital relations for a day to allow the body to recuperate – It is advised to abstain from marital relations for a day after cupping therapy. This allows the body to recuperate, as cupping may temporarily affect the body’s energy levels and sensitivity. Taking this precaution supports the body’s healing process and overall well-being.
🔊Note: Always listen to the body please allow rest and recovery time as this will ensure speedy and straight forward recovery. Do not push the body beyond limits as this will strain the natural healing process.
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