Wet cupping therapy (hijamah) sports and physical therapy through suction

Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

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Wet cupping therapy (hijamah) sports and physical therapy through suction

International Conference on Physical Education, Sports Medicine and Doping Studies

August 08-09, 2018 Osaka, Japan

Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi

Ministry of Health (MOH), UAE

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Sports Med Dop Stud

Abstract :

Wet cupping is a form of bloodletting that involves first making superficial incisions on the skin, then applying the suction cups to suck out small amount of blood. It is the application performed to draw out stagnant, congested blood and vital force, as well as other stagnant or morbid humors. Cupping therapy is an incredibly ancient and universal practice that spans both east and west. In the east, the Chinese have been practicing the art of cupping for at least 3,000 years. Cupping is applied to the acupuncture points to relieve the stagnation of Qi and blood, both locally and in the organ(s) activated by the point. Traditional healers have long recognized the association between pain and conditions of congestion, stagnation and blockage. An old Chinese medical maxim states: Where thereÔ??s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation and you remove the pain. Not only pain, but the vast majority of all illness and disease including a number of psychiatric conditions come from stagnation, congestion and blockage of energy, like the vital force or of vital fluids or humors, like blood, phlegm or lymph. The suction applied by cupping sucks out and breaks up that congestion, stagnation or blockage, restoring a free flow to the vital energies and humors of the organism. After falling out of favor with medicine in the modern era, cupping therapy is enjoying resurgence in popularity, promoted by acupuncturists, Unani (Greek) medicine physicians and other holistic healthcare practitioners. New and exciting variations on this ancient technique, like cupping massage are also being developed. One secret of cuppingÔ??s perennial popularity is its great ability to promote a state of deep pleasure and profound relaxation. Hopefully, cupping is here to stay.

Biography :

Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), India. He is the Registered Unani Medicine Doctor, Ayush, Ministry of Health (MOH), India. He is the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), USA. He is the Member of Examination Board, Department of Licensure for TCAM, Ministry of Health (MOH), UAE for more than 8 years. He has been awarded with the highly prestigious Ibn Sina (Avicenna) international award for excellence in Unani (Greek) Medicine, India (2018).



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