What is cupping
Hijama also known as cupping and it is the Arabic name in traditional medicine for wet cupping where through small skin incision blood is drawn by vacuum for therapeutic purposes. Hijama is an effective treatment when body needs detoxification or when body is suffering from sluggish organs. Hijama therapy is even known to have helped women ovulate and thus, fall pregnant. Hijama is also known to get rid of pain like migraine and backache and is also the best preventive treatment available.
It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is hijama (cupping) and if there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is hijama (cupping)” (Al Jauziyah & Abdullah, 2003).
Why Have Hijama?
Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) said, “I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (Hijama), O Muhammad.””[Sunan ibn Maajah 2477]
The Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) said, “Cupping treatment /Hijama is the most helpful procedure for human beings to cure themselves.””[Sahih Bukhari 5357] [Sahih Muslimi 1577]
Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) also said, “If there is any good in your medical treatments, it is in the blade of the cupper, drinking honey.”.”[Sahih Bukhari 5356] [Sahih Muslimi 2205]
What Are The Benefits of Hijama?
Hijama helps in detoxifying the blood and stimulating the formation of new blood. We suffer from increased accumulation of toxins as we age that stem from poor diet and our lifestyle as well as pharmaceutical drugs resulting in different diseases. Some conditions in which Hijama was proven as an effective treatment are lower back pain, repetitive strain injury, sports injuries, poor circulation, varicose veins, emotional and psychological disorders like depression, stress and anxiety. Disorders of the bones, muscles, joints and nervous system, such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, neuralgia, migraine headaches, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and shoulder pain.
Hijama is a successful treatment for constipation, diarrhea, headache, backache, injuries, depression, skin problems, arthritis, weight loss and much more.
There have been many success stories with Hijama therapy. A women “Kisson” had a cancer patient in the UK who was laid up and the doctors had given up on her and she had come home to pass her last days. The doctors were about to send a doctor to her home to cut her spinal cord to stop her pain and of course this would mean that she would be paralyzed. After Hijama therapy this woman could stand up on a frame and the pain was much less. “This poor woman gained pain relief and immense strength,” says Kissoon, “and her husband and doctor were amazed.