Wet Cupping, also known, as Hijama is an ancient bloodletting technique utilised in many parts of the Middle East, China, and Europe.
It has traditionally been used by many in the management of a broad range of conditions such as hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
The process of wet cupping involves making very small incisions on the skin prior to the application of sterilized cups. The aim of this process is to extract stagnated blood from certain points of the body that are affected. This practice is based on the understanding that the presence of stagnated blood may slow down the delivery of oxygen and important nutrients to cells, tissues, and organs.