Hijama therapy is a minor surgical procedure that is also known as Wet Cupping, it’s a therapy used to remove harmful toxins from your body in order to improve the blood circulation in the body. Moreover, it is a widely practised by Muslims as it is a Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Hence, cupping therapy is also known as a Prophetic Medicine, which has been prescribed to the nation as a means of treatment and cure.
The treatment involves a negative pressure or suction being applied by a cup in order to create a vacuum to draw the toxins to the surface of the skin, then applying small, superficial scratches i.e. making small incisions to excrete the toxins out of the body.
Hijama cupping therapy removes blood and tissue fluids mixed with potentially harmful substances.
Therapeutic benefits of Hijama cupping is not related to the amount of blood drawn out but to the number of excreted toxins.
Benefits of Hijama – Cupping Clinic
On a general, systemic level, cupping improves the circulation of blood and lymph. It also regulates and improves the functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
Locally, the most obvious benefit of cupping is a relief of pain and a relaxation and increased suppleness of stiff tendons and muscles. Cupping increases the cleansing flow of lymph, while removing congested blood from the muscles. If cupping is applied to the joints, the blood flow to the joint is increased and there’s an increased secretion of synovial fluid into the joint cavity.
Cupping’s effect on the digestive organs is to increase their digestive secretions and enhance their peristaltic movement. Cupping can increase the appetite, strengthen the stomach and digestion, improve the bile flow and metabolism, relieve constipation and promote regularity of the bowels.
Cupping has a dramatic detoxifying effect on the skin and circulatory system. By increasing the flow of blood and plasma through the veins and arteries, cupping enhances the cleansing and removal of toxins.
History of Hijama – Cupping clinic
Cupping is also referred to as hijama. The word Hijama in Arabic comes from the root al-hajm, which means “sucking”. Al-hajjaam is the name given to the cupper, and Hijama is the name given to the profession.
Cupping therapy is an ancient bloodletting technique which has been used to treat certain diseases or bodily disorders. Hijama is an ancient practice used by all nations including Babylons, Chinese, Pharaohs, Ancient Egyptians, Asians, Arabs and Greeks throughout Europe which was widely used in folk medicine around the world and is still used by modern practitioners.