Hijama & What it is

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What is Hijama

Hijama is the Arabic term used for ‘Wet Cupping/drawing out/bloodletting’. Hijama Cupping Therapy is an ancient therapeutic therapy, which has been practiced for thousands of years but ordained in Islam over 1400 years ago. During the early 20th century the practice of Hijama subsided, however after many decades people are now resorting back to the natural method of healing once again. With the advancement of modern equipment and technology, practising Hijama has become much easier and safer to perform.

‘Hijama’ is a treatment that stimulates specific points on the body by creating a vacuum in a suction cup placed at various points on the body leading to an increase in the flow of blood in the area. This is thought to draw out ‘harmful’ excess blood from diseased tissues nearby and so to promote healing (S.M. Bondok).

Benefits of Hijama

  • Remove harmful toxin and waste materials from the blood
  • Promote good blood circulation
  • Purifies blood and increases red and white blood cells
  • Clears veins, arteries and capillaries
  • Clears blockages or stagnated circulation
  • Boost immunity – strengthens immune system and resistance against diseases
  • Rebalances body hormones
  • Promotes the flow of energy in the blood
  • Relieves pain
  • Increased suppleness of stiff tendons and muscles
  • Awaken the appetite, strengthen the stomach and digestion, improve the bile flow and metabolism, relieve constipation and promote regularity of the bowels
  • Improves overall general health
  • From a religious perspective Hijama is a practice that has more benefits than we can logically comprehend. A highly recommended Sunnah. Not only is it regarded as the best form of medical treatment but it is also an act of worship when performed with this intention.
  • Hijama combined with lifestyle changes, diet and activity levels has shown favourable effect and contribution to speeding up recovery. It is one of the best preventative measure against any diseases and also an effective way in bringing cure to various conditions by the will of Allah (SWT).

    However ancient the practice of Hijama may be, the effects of Hijama till date is as effective, surely whatever Allah (SWT) has decreed and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has prescribed to his nation is of absolute benefit.

    It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (SWT) said: “If there is any good in any of the remedies you use, it is in cupping.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)

    Conditions treated with Hijama

    • Pain and Inflammation

    • Headaches, migraines, back pain, arthritis, joint pains, nerve pain.
    • Digestive issues

    • Constipation, stomach ulcers, IBS, diarrhoea, loss of appetite.
    • Female issues

    • Menstrual pain, irregular period, PMS, infertility, endometriosis and other OBGYN issues.
    • Respiratory

    • Asthma, other breathing and lung issues.
    • Chronic illnesses

    • Diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol.
    • Psychological disorder

    • Depression, stress, anxiety.
    • Skin disorders

    • Allergies, eczema, acne, psoriasis and other skin condition.
    • Metaphysical issues

    • Black magic/sihr, evil eye, hassad.
    • Others

    • Gouts, weight loss, insomnia, epilepsy, incontinence, natural detoxification and MUCH MORE.