Have you heard of the many Hijama benefits? Hijama also called cupping therapy, is an ancient treatment method for many illnesses. It is practised even today to remove toxins from the body. From athletes to celebrities, many use this method for its excellent benefits.
The History Of Hijama
The origins of Hijama date back to 1550 BC. It was initially used in ancient Egypt, China, Korea, Latin America and Tibet hundreds of years ago. Many different techniques have been devised for its use over the years, depending on the geographical location. In some areas, leeches were used to suck out the blood as a method of Hijama. Other people used either horns of animals, ceramic cups, bamboo, glass, or even plastic. But now, as we have progressed, silicone and glass Hijama cups are widely used.
During the Hijama procedure, a cup is placed on the skin and then heated or suctioned onto the skin. The cup is frequently heated with fire by putting alcohol, herbs, or paper directly into the cup. The fire source is turned off, and the heated cup is placed on your skin with the open side facing you.
There are two types of Hijama procedures; wet and dry. In dry cupping, the skin is pulled into the vacuum cup without any cuts on the skin. In wet cupping, the skin is lacerated and then sucked into the cup. This is done for three minutes. The skin becomes red and protrudes out.
Hijama In Islam
The origin of Islam goes back to the 7th century, founded by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He (PBUH) got Hijama treatment and recommended it to others to treat various health issues. It is found to be in the Sunnah. Although there are two types of cupping, wet and dry, only wet cupping is mentioned in the Sunnah.
According to a Sahabi, the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Indeed there is a cure in it (in Hijama)” (Sahih Muslim 2205). This clearly states the importance of Hijama in Islam. According to another reference, the Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is a cure in three things; the slash of a cupper or drinking honey or cauterization with fire, and I forbid my nation from cauterization” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 5681).
In a reference made by a close friend of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), He (PBUH) was treated with Hijama while he was fasting (Sahih Al-Bukhari 5694). Not only did He use it to treat medical problems, but He advised Hijama benefits for overall health.
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There are numerous Hijama benefits. Following are some of them:
Hijama Benefits For Pain Relief
Hijama can help with arthritis pain, lower back pain, and other aches and pains. It can also treat headaches, migraines, dental pain, muscle pain, sciatica, and other types of pain. Hijama improves blood circulation and mobility, making it an effective treatment for stiff neck and shoulders.
Hijama Benefits For Lung Diseases
Lung diseases such as asthma, cough, chest congestion etc., are prevalent. To treat these lung diseases, Hijama is found to be very effective.
Hijama Benefits For Chronic Fatigue
There is little time for relaxation in our fast-paced world. Even if we find time for physical rest, we are mentally overburdened by digital distractions such as smartphones, laptops, etc., leading to chronic fatigue syndrome. Hijama can effectively treat this condition.
Hijama Benefits For Migraine
Hijama is also done on the head. This helps to relieve migraines, headaches, anxiety and depression.
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Hijama Benefits For Healthy Skin
Your skin reflects what is going on inside your body. Hijama increases blood flow to the skin, increasing the supply of oxygen and essential nutrients required for healthy skin. It also aids in the prevention of acne and other skin diseases such as eczema and cellulite. Cupping therapy also aids in the expansion of blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow and the removal of toxins from the surface of the skin.
Hijama Benefits For Urinary Problems
To treat urinary issues, Hijama is done in the lumbar region. Urinary tract issues include kidney stones, urine retention or abscess. All these problems can be treated using Hijama.
Hijama Benefits For Faster Healing
As Hijama increases blood flow to specific regions, it can help in faster healing. But, to get this benefit, it has to be done strategically.
Hijama Benefits For For Men
According to a study, Hijama can help males with infertility issues. In addition, it can increase the libido, correct disturbed sexual performance, and enhance sperm production.
Hijama Benefits For For Women
A study revealed that Hijama might prove to be beneficial for infertile females. In addition, it is also advantageous for polycystic ovaries and symptoms of menopause.
Cupping or Hijama has numerous benefits and is a relaxing experience. Although it hurts a little, its health advantages increase if done regularly. But be careful of the quacks. Some people have no experience and set up their clinics for Hijama. In order to avoid being scammed, only contact professional Hijama specialists.
1. Does Hijama hurt?
No, it does not hurt a lot. But in the first session, you may feel discomfort or itching.
2. Is it possible to get bruised while Hijama?
No, cupping does not cause bruises. It only causes discolouration in the skin which is often mistaken as bruises.
3. How long do Hijama marks last?
Hijama marks start disappearing after the third day and completely vanish after a week.
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