Hijama or cupping is a type of regimental therapy practiced since time immemorial by traditional health practitioner in order to remove the waste material or toxins like substances accumulated in blood under aseptic conditions. With the increasing cost of surgical care and growing resistance to antibiotic organisms the governments around the world are emphasizing on preventive care through Alternative medicine. HIJAMA is a type of Regimental therapy traditionally done throughout the Islamic countries.
Dry cupping: By applying glass cups or silicon or plastic cups on the hijama points for various disorders the blood circulation is activated but without any scarification. usually dry cupping is preceded before wet cupping or it is done alone.Wet Hijama or Wet cupping:
After the dry cupping the cups are gently removed and duly following aseptic measures using a single use disposable surgical blade small scarifications are done on the Hijama points and again cups are applied on the same surface, because of the negative pressure applied on the cups the blood oozes out into the cups through the scarification.. Wet cupping is the most commonly practiced form of Hijama currently throughout the world. Wet cupping when done under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner is done in a aseptic environment duly following all the precautionary measures laid down by the Abudhabi health authority.(HAAD).
In almost all of the diseases. It is a miraculous treatment. The reason is that it is a prophetic way of treatment. Recommended by the Prophet of Allah.
There are three types of Cupping (Hijama):
Cupping (Hijama) is a cure for every disease if performed in its correct time. The Messenger said, “Indeed in cupping (Hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]. Said, “Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].
No, but you will benefit from it. Its like having your car tune up every 6 months so that it keeps trouble free. As there is no side effect of Hijama. Any one can have it done and one certainly feels good and fresh after Hijama. It improves your over all health.
Mildly painful to some patients but manageable. As the cuts are made very lightly. Ideally no pain should be felt. If the practitioner is experienced then this pain is sometimes not noticeable. Some of the patients do not even know that the cuts have made.
Yes both regular and wet cupping can leave round bruise like marks on the surface of the skin that can stay for approximately two weeks but do gradually fade. In wet cupping this is accompanied by the pin marks or scratches that will completely fade within a similar time frame depending on the individual skin type.
Highlighting the particular points where the Prophet himself got cupped, the following are regarded as the Sunnah Points:
Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger ( SAWS ) said, “Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory…”
“Indeed, the best of remedies you have is hijama (cupping)”.
“Hijama/Cupping is the most helpful procedure for human beings to cure themselves”