What is Hijama?

Everything you need to know about Hijama

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What is Hijama Therapy? 

Also known as Wet Cupping Therapy, Hijama has become popular in recent times due to its holistic healing effects on the mind, body and soul. However, this ancient therapy has been around for thousands of years and was introduced to Islam by the recommendation of the Prophet Muhammad to use cupping as a medicine.

"The best treatment which you get is cupping" Muslim 1577b

The practise involves using a negative suction pressure to apply cups to the skin before making superficial incisions to allow the removal of toxins and stagnated blood. 

Is it painful?

Despite how it looks, Hijama is actually a therapeutic treatment that makes the patient feel relaxed and calm. By first starting with dry cupping, we are able to create a numbing effect on the body which reduces the feeling of the superficial incisions. The level of pain or discomfort experience can vary depending on the individual's pain threshold. It is generally considered to be a safe, well-tolerated procedure and many people find it to be a relaxing and beneficial experience. 

What are the benefits of Hijama? 

Ease Musculoskeletal pain: Hijama is often used to relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints. It may be helpful for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Headaches and migraines: Hijama may be used to relieve headaches and migraines, as well as tension in the neck and shoulders that can contribute to these conditions. "No one complained to God’s messenger of a headache without his telling him to get cupped" Mishkat Al Masabih 4540
Respiratory problems: Hijama may be used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and allergies by helping to clear congestion and promote better breathing.
Digestive issues: Hijama may be used to treat digestive problems such as bloating, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by stimulating the digestive system and promoting better circulation.
Skin problems: Hijama may be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis by promoting circulation and removing toxins from the body.

Before and After Care for the treatment

- Fast from food for 2-3 hours prior. According to Ibn Qayyim, it is best to have cupping done in the first few hours of the day and not on a full stomach.
- Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated can help with blood flow during your session and prevents dehydration
- Have a warm bath or shower one hour beforehand. You wont be able to have a shower for 24 hours after your treatment so it is recommended to shower beforehand. The heat can also help to allow your blood to flow to the surface of your skin, making it easier to extract.

- Rest and hydrate: After undergoing hijama, it's important to rest and drink plenty of water to help your body recover.
- Avoid strenuous activity: It's recommended to avoid strenuous activity, such as exercise or heavy lifting, for at least 24 hours after hijama to avoid aggravating the treated areas.
- Eat a nutritious meal: Eating a nutritious meal after hijama can help provide energy and support healing.
- Avoid caffeine: It's recommended to avoid caffeine for at least 24 hours after hijama, as it can dehydrate the body and interfere with the healing process.
- Apply Olive oil to the treated areas and avoide exposure to extreme temperatures.

Be sure to follow these instructions carefully to promote optimal healing.

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