Cupping therapy (also known as Hijama) is an age-old medical practice for many ailments, now reviving with scientific principles. It has not only curative but also preventive effects to human body. In past era, different manual methods were used to practice cupping therapy but now it is done in aseptic conditions by many qualified physicians. It is most effective among all detoxification methods used nowadays. That’s whycupping therapy is still alive after hundreds years of development, perfection and improvement in medicine. Several research studies showed the scientific basis of Hijama therapy and mechanism of action as well. Since the field of application of cupping therapy is wide, its efficacy is good, its cost is low, without any/minimal side effects, it is popular in all socio economic groups and all culturesworldwide. Even the Olympians and celebrities are now enjoying its benefits.In our country it is widely practiced and proved to be one of best treatment methods for patients living here. Many people search cupping therapy near me and get hijama done from even non-medicos nearby. We strictly advise to get hijama therapy from a qualified expert doctor because it is not only the process of hijama but right indication and avoiding complications are important things for consideration.
Hijama Treatment description:
Hijama Treatment is a simple surgical procedure in which Hijamacups are applied at selected sites of the body with negative pressure and morbid blood is drawn out by minor cuts made on the surface of skin.Being superficial procedure the pain is easily bearable and much lesser than one think. So be relaxed, don’t fear looking at photos.This procedure has to be done in sterile condition by qualified physician who is well versed with medical knowledge like anatomy, physiology, pathology and related medical information. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. After removal of cups the area is thoroughly cleaned using cotton soaked with antiseptic solution to avoid any chances of infection. Dressings with bandage may be done if necessary on the site of cup application.
Hijama Therapy Indications:
Cupping therapy is helpful in treatment of many diseases like Joint pain Back pain, Frozen shoulder, Acute lumbar sprain, Strain or spasm of lumbar muscle, Sciatica, Stiff neck, Tennis elbow, Cervical spondylitis, Gouty arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Allergy, Dyslipidemia, rashes, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Mental stress and anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Insomnia, Migraine headache, Piles, Dysmenorrhea, Recurrent Common cold etc. There are several evidences and data supporting better effects of Hijama in these diseases. Your Hijama physician can only decide where and when to do Hijama according to your complete clinical condition, age, vitals, Mizaj and seasons etc.Preferable time for preventive purpose is mid days of lunar months (17, 19 and 21 are Mustahab). In diseased condition there is no date restriction.
Hijama benefits are briefly described here. Cupping therapy cleanses impure blood. It detoxifies body removing toxins and waste metabolites from the body. It gives the body a sense of strength. It is helpful in treating tiredness and lethargy. Hijama rejuvenates the whole body providing mental relaxation and peace. It boost the immunity and natural body power. Hijama is far better than pain killer tablets and injections. The effect it gives is permanent not symptomatic. It is both curative and preventive regime. We call it curative for diseases because it removes the waste metabolites and toxin which are causing inflammation and pathological changes. Its preventive role helps normal individuals remain in the pink of health and not falling ill. So those want to flush the toxins and reboot themselves may get Hijama done after physician’s advice.
Dr Mohammad Yasir
MD Unani (Medicine)
Consulting Physician at Al-Hakeem Unani Medicare Center, Mumbai