Hijamah treatment is one of the oldest treatments known in many societies, from ancient Egypt in the west, all the way to the Chinese in the east and a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) who urged people to use cupping, He said “The best treatment is cupping, it removes blood, lighten the back and sharpen the eyesight”.
In narratives on this subject, the 17th, 19th, and 21st days of the lunar month are recommended. Hijama has been used in the treatment of many conditions, such as blood pressure, migraine, back pain, sciatica, and many other conditions.
The cupping procedure is a safe and affordable method of creating the vacuum needed. The vacuum or sucking effect can be achieved by many different methods of using glass or plastic “cups”, either with fire or a pump mechanism.
Nowadays plastic cups are commonly used for cupping, a partial vacuum by these means causes the tissues beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell, thereby increasing blood flow to the affected area and then small incisions will remove impurities and toxins.
Some of the benefits of Hijama: Removes dead blood cells from the cardiovascular system. Purifies blood and increase red and white blood cells. Clears veins, arteries and capillaries. Clears blockages or stagnated circulation. Strengthens the immune system. Promotes cell activities. Allows the release of local toxins. Stimulates the lymphatic system