Hijama is an Arabic Word for cupping, it literally means to draw out or suck.
Cupping is an ancient therapy dating back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt and China, it was used as a simple effective treatment for a range of health complaints, and it is still used in those regions today.
Cups are placed on the skin and negative pressure is applied to suck all the air out of the cup, this negative pressure will draw toxic blood to the surface of the skin, cupping pulls a fresh supply of blood to the area where the cup is and this will improve blood and lymph circulation allowing much-needed nutrients, hormones, and food to reach the organs, nerves and body tissues, stimulating the immune system to function more effectively thus improving the body function, removing stagnation, reducing pain and illness, toxins present will be removed and flushed away by the circulatory system.
I offer Hijama (wet cupping) and moving cupping and fixed dry cupping.
Wet Cupping is also known as HIJAMA, during the hijama after the vacuum is created the cups are removed and very small superficial scratches are made to the skin, cups are then replaced which allows a small amount of blood to be released: this is toxic blood and unhealthy for the body.
In Moving Cupping an oil is applied to the skin before light suction is applied to the cup, the cup is then glided over the skin, this type of cupping is particularly beneficial for pain relief and it’s also very relaxing!
Fixed Dry Cupping is simply having cups placed on the body, the negative pressure created using a pump the cups are left stationary for some minutes and then removed, this is suited for those who need a very gentle cupping treatment and it is also used along the wet and moving cupping.
Some of the conditions cupping can help with include muscle and joint pain, Women’s health issues, diabetes, blood disorders, inflammation, depression, anxiety, skin problems, headache and migraine and much more.
Hijama is a Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad sall Allaahu alayhi wasallam, the other cupping methods (moving and fixed dry) are also beneficial to improve blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, stimulate the immune system and can improve well-being.