WHAT IS CUPPING/HIJAMA?

WHAT IS HIJAMA OR WET CUPPING?
MEANING OF THE WORD
Hijama in Arabic originates from the word “hajm”. In English “hajm” means “sucking”. In English, Hijama is referred to as Cupping but the closest translation would be Wet-Cupping.
Hijama Cupping Therapy is a fast and efficient way to release the build-up of toxins from the body. Hijama Cupping Therapy is proving that in modern times it can provide positive results for most ailments and it is a powerful and natural alternative that many are now opting for. The therapeutic process involves the application of cups on various points of the body. A negative pressure (suction) is then created by using a hand pump. This is then followed by applying small, superficial scratches or incisions onto the same location point of the body. This is performed by using a sterile surgical instrument that is disposable. The cups are then re-applied and suction is applied again. The toxic blood is gradually drawn out and then safely disposed. The combination of cupping therapy and blood letting was a practice of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who promoted it to his nation. Islam greatly encourages the use of Hijama Therapy as a therapeutic and remedial treatment. Hijama works by creating a negative pressure in the applied area, thus relieving pain and pressure.  Hijama forces the body to increase its blood circulation and boosts the immune system allowing the body to use its natural resources to heal itself. It is a natural way to alleviate pain and treatment many illnesses.  We believe prevention is better than cure. Hijama Therapy is one of the best ways to avert illnesses and maintain good health. Today's diet and lifestyle choices are paramount in determining our risk for disease in the future. Combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise and having Hijama regularly can help prevent the occurence of illnesses in the future.
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