Hijama Cupping Therapy Frequently Asked Questions


What is Hijama (Cupping)?
The word "hijama" is derived from an arabic word "hajm" which means "sucking." Cupping is the process of applying cups to various sunnah points on the body by removing the air inside the cups to form a vacuum. A Remedy encouraged and prescribed by the Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam who said, "Indeed the best of remedies that you have is cupping ..." (Sahih Bukhari).

Cupping therapy uses suction to bring out toxic blood, phlegm to the surface of the body, then the immune system discharges the waste naturally in the days that follow. It is one of the best technique which heals many internal conditions, chronic diseases and musculoskeletal pains. It helps in prevention of diseases and strengthening of immune system.

Why Cupping Therapy?
Cupping activates the dormant immune system which helps the body to heal itself. Cupping Therapy help in detoxification of blood which helps remove pain. Treatments through allopathic medicines, homeopathy, and physiotherapy often have side effects or some times they are ineffective on certain individuals. Hijama Cupping therapy offers an effective and immediate treatment for patients suffering with pain, chronic and other conditions too.

For certain problems, A single session can provide a long lasting cure for severe health issues, regular cupping helps strengthens the immune system which inturn helps in self healing of diseases.

How does Cupping work?
Cupping causes the release of endorphins in the body (natural painkillers) and other hormones such as serotonin which helps the body self heal and prevent itself from diseases.

Does Cupping work?
Quite simply yes! As the main form of treatment in the East for thousands of years, it could not have continued for so long if it did not work.

There are many evidence’s that demonstrates that effectiveness of Cupping in treating certain conditions such as back pain, knee pain, asthma, sinusitis, the list goes on. We highly recommend for you to ask the people who have had their cupping or try cupping to feel the immediate results it has on the body.

Does cupping hurt?
The blades used for cupping are much finer than those normally used and are not painful. The sensation felt while cupping is done is often described as a sharp scratch around the area where its done. Many Patients often report feeling relaxed or invigorated during and after the cupping treatment. Cupping is not a painful or unpleasant experience.

How long does it take for each cupping session?
The assessment which is carried out will normally be for around an hour as patient's full medical history is taken which includes all aspects of his/her health. We make sure that only a safe amount of blood is removed in each session. The subsequent sessions will be shorter.

Does one needs to get undressed for getting hijama done?
It depends on the area being treated, You may need to undress only the part of the body on which the cupping is to be done. Female Patients will be treated by our female doctors.

How many sessions does one need to get healed?
It differs from person to person as each one of them have a unique disease to be healed. After each session you will be able to notice many improvements, for chronic conditions such as asthma you may need cupping once for a few months and then less often.

Is Hijama safe?
All of our doctors are well experienced in Hijama(cupping) and many are trained physicians. We have a strict code of practice which governs our standard of care as well as our level of conduct. we never compromise with hygiene of our clinic and makes sure that medical items used are sterile and disposable once the treatment is over. Our doctors gives you after care advice which helps you in the getting healed.

Does Hijama(Cupping Therapy) heals a person on whom magic has been done?
Yes, it heals him, in most of the cases the person on whom the magic is done will vomit after cupping and sweat much.

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