What is Hijama?
Cupping Therapy is an alternative form of medicine in which small sterile heated cups are used to create local suction on the skin. Hijama or wet cupping is one such form of cupping therapy.
Hijama is an ancient holistic method also known as “medical bleeding”. It is also known as the “Sunnah” way of treating diseases. This treatment method was first reported in the Islamic history and hadith stating that this method was used by Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (ﷺ). For this very reason, wet cupping has remained as one of the popular medicinal remedies in various parts of the Muslim world. However, the earliest record of this wet cupping therapy is also present in ancient Egypt and China.
What does a Hijama Specialist do?
A hijama specialist is a specialist healthcare practitioner who treats diseases and conditions using wet cupping therapy. This therapy is believed to relieve the pain because the hijama cups are thought to provide negative pressure on the skin. Hijama is considered an alternative therapeutic and medicinal method to cure diseases.
Following are the three major types of cupping therapy:
Dry Cupping- This makes use of the heated cup to be placed on your skin on the area of the abdomen, chest, back, and buttocks.
Fire Cupping- This involves using cotton balls. The cotton balls are soaked in pure alcohol and are lit using a lighter or match sticks. Then it is placed into the hijama cups and these cups are then placed on the skin. The fire cupping method has reported causing burns on the skin.
Wet Cupping- It is also known as Hijama. In this method small cuts are made on the skin and blood is drawn by local suction. The theory is that it is believed that by drawing out the blood this way, the body removes the toxin and pathogens.
When to Consult a Hijama Specialist?
Hijama therapy is believed to be quite effective in relieving pain and removing harmful pathogens from the body. The blood is drawn out by making small incisions and sucking it out using hijama cups. Hijama allows your body to increase the blood circulation throughout the body followed by boosting your immune system.
Hijama is considered a natural way to treat diseases and alleviate pain. The body heals on its own after hijama therapy. The treatment plan for hijama therapy varies from person to person. Your hijama specialist depending upon your condition will draft a personalized plan for you. You also need to follow the instruction of your hijama specialist before and after the treatment.
So, if you thinking of relieving your pain or want to opt for an alternative medicinal therapy to cure illness then hijama serves both the medicinal and sunnah purpose. While hijama therapy has many health benefits, it also has limitations and is not suitable for certain people.
Who is not suitable for Hijama Therapy?
Children under age 10 years old
Adults above 70 years of age
Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers
People who have recently undergone any surgical procedure
People suffering from anemia
People who have or had an illness such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart attack
People who use blood-thinning drugs
Cupping Therapy | Services, and Treatments by a Hijama Specialist
Hijama therapy has been used traditionally to treat various illnesses such as high blood pressure, pain management, hormonal imbalance, and mental health, etc. The Hijama specialist will provide you with the services and treatments of the following illness and conditions:
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Hijama specialists in Pakistan are the licensed medical healthcare practitioner having a degree of MBBS and then opting for hijama therapy certification or simply hijama therapy certified without MBBS Certification. Hijama specialists utilize wet cupping therapy to treat various diseases and illnesses.
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