Hijama the cupping Therapy

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“Indeed, the best of remedies you have is Hijama (Cupping)…” the Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) reportedly said, according to the Hadith Anas ibn Maalik (r). Scroll of Bukhaaree (537).

The Quran commands Muslims to: “..take what the Messenger (PBUH) gives you and abstain from what he forbids you..” Therefore, Muslims practise hijama and hold it in the greatest regard—section 59:7.Explain hijama.

  • The term “Hijama” comes from the Arabic word “Hajm,” meaning “sucking.” In this form of wet cupping, the practitioner uses cups to create suction and negative pressure and then makes tiny, shallow incisions in the skin to remove toxins and stagnant blood.
  • Hijama cupping therapy is a preventative therapy to stay healthy and a curative treatment to get better from disease. It involves applying cups to certain areas of the body, such as affected areas, muscles, and organs, in order to circulate blood and eliminate stagnation, inflammation, and pain.
  • It helps the body produce more red and white blood cells, which strengthens the immune system and gets rid of dangerous pollutants.

Is it effective?

The Research on Cupping

  • A hijama works by using a suction pump and a cup to create negative pressure, which expands blood vessels and increases blood flow.
  • Toxins are eliminated.
  • The area is oxygenated.
  • The lymphatic system is activated, which boosts immunity.
  • Forty blood samples were collected from healthy individuals; each patient had two samples of blood (Hijama and venous) for haematological examinations. Data analysis revealed that cupped blood contained much more contaminants and poisons than venous blood across a number of haematological parameters. [Dr. Ghazala Mulla’s 2015 presentation at the Z.V.M. Unani Medical College & Hospital in Pune, India].
  • Researchers found that uric acid and other harmful chemicals were significantly more prevalent in cupped blood samples compared to venous ones. This demonstrates that Hijama is effective in removing pollutants. With contributions from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Faculty of Medicine at Mohsen Naseri Shahid University and Tooba Ghazanfari, Marjan Aghajani, and Farideh Danyali.

Modern Hijama for Health Concerns

In response to a headache complaint, the Messenger of Allah (saw) would recommend Hijama (Cupping), according to Salma, who was a companion of the Prophet (PBUH). Chapter 3858 of Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud.

Allopathic medicine often fails to meet patients’ needs. They have no choice but to seek solace and healing through alternative, natural methods. Because it purges the body and its cells of toxins, hijama therapy is among the most effective. Additional benefits include relief from:
• Infertility.
• Discomfort in the knees and back.
• Backaches and headaches.
• Heart and lung issues
• Problems with the skeleton and muscles.
• A few reviews (examples of our work on the blog).
• Body aches.
• Problems with the skin.
• When blood pressure is high or low.
• Elevated cholesterol levels.
• Problems with the skeleton and muscles.
• Cancerous

The Hijab in Different Societies

  • Hijama wet cupping has also been practised in Europe and the USA since the early 1900s. However, body and blood purification by cupping, bloodletting, or leeching has been practised in nearly every region and culture.
  • Wet cupping has its roots in China, Egypt, and Greece. The ancient practice of hijama wet cupping is still carried out today in many parts of the globe, particularly in Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.
  • You may find a Hijama or wet cupping spa just about anywhere in Turkey and Finland.

Post-Treatment Changes

  • Temporary skin discoloration and scabs at Hijama sites.
  • May feel temporarily tired.
  • May feel temporarily hungry.
  • Powerful detox and cleansing mechanism.
  • Improved cellular count and increased oxygenation levels.
  • A healing crisis is prevalent as the body adapts to changes after the hijama therapy.
  • Balancing of all the body systems.
  • Oxygenation.
  • Strengthening of the immune system and white blood cell production.
  • Pain relief.
  • Relaxation.
  • Improved spirituality.
  • Enhanced sleep.
  • Makes one more active and happy.
  • Improve the functioning of the digestive system.

Islamic Perspective

Hijama has been an esteemed method of treatment for Muslims due to the following reasons:

  • Ordered by Allah (swt)The Prophet was told to establish Hijama in the Ummah. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “I did not pass by any group of angels on the night of Al Isra’, except they said to me: “O Muhammad, tell your nation to do Hijama”. Ibn Majah (3477)
  • Practiced by Prophet (pbuh)Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions that the Messenger (PBUH) was cupped on his head when he was afflicted with magic and that it is from the best of cures for this if performed correctly. Zaad al Ma’aad (4/125-126).
  • Prophet (PBUH) Professed HijamaAbu Hurairah (r) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, “Whoever performs Hijama (Cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861).

“Hijama cupping on the back of the neck treats seventy-two illnesses” (Collected by At-Tabarani)

Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, ” Hijama (Cupping) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory…” Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3487).

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