Since ancient times, mankind has been looking for natural and painless ways to cure disease and illness. Be it Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Roman or Aztecs civilization- the thirst to discover or invent antidotes has been there long before we even realize. But, over time, many of the remedies became obsolete or weren’t good enough to be challenged by modern advanced technology and hence discontinued.
Hijama or cupping therapy on the other hand is among such alternative forms of medicines still exist today and is still practiced today. I got to know about the hijama when my doctor at the Masood hospital recommended me hijama therapy for my backbone issue and that’s how I got to know about it. Now, before I discuss the benefits of the Hijama, first let’s have a look at what Hijama is.
What is Hijama? How does it Work?
Also known as “cupping”, it is an alternative form of medicine since ancient times used for rehabilitation and detoxification purposes. In hijama, small sterile cups are used. These cups are heated first and then placed on the skin where small cuts are made. Then due to suction, it draws out the blood. This medical practice is based on the theory that it removes harmful substances such as toxins and pathogens from the body.
Who Can Perform Hijama?
There are various professionals that can perform hijama such as:
- Specialists of Hijama
- Massage Therapists
- Medical Doctors
- Physical therapists
5 Benefits of the Hijama
1. Pain Relief is Faster
Hijama is beneficial for relieving pain. It is a faster way to relieve back pain, lower back pain and arthritis. Not only these pain, other forms of pain such as headaches, sinus, cluster, migraines, muscle pain, dental pain and even sciatica etc can be treated by cupping.
In the case of arthritis, the hijama or wet cupping is done on the concerned joints. After the procedure, cupping or hijama improves the circulation of the blood. Therefore, it treats health conditions such as shoulders, stiff neck, lumbago and rheumatism.
2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cure
Current times are fast and nobody has the time to sit and relax properly because of the changing dynamics. And if somehow we get time for ourselves, the digital distractions are everywhere. This has become more concerning since the era of social media.
All these things cause chronic fatigue and if not taken care of properly, it affects health. Hijama again can help you in curing chronic fatigue.
3. Healthy and Young Skin
The first thing that you notice in a person is their skin. Your face can tell what’s going in your body. As per the doctors of hijama in Lahore, hijama therapy improves the flow of the blood in your skin. When the flow of blood is improved, it automatically enhances the supply of the nutrients and oxygen. This in turn is very important for a healthy skin. Cupping therapy improves the flow of the blood and removes the toxins from the body and blood. It also helps in fighting against the eczema, acne, cellulite etc.
4. Cure Digestive, Lung and Urinary Diseases
Hijama is helpful for curing chronic stress and malnutrition. Once the blood supply is improved, it also boosts the immunity of the body.
Asthma, pleurisy, chronic cough and bronchial congestion are some painful lung diseases and disorders but thanks to the hijama, which helps in these conditions.
People around the world suffer from painful urinary disease and disorders. Hijama therapy again helps in treating these diseases. Some common diseases cured by hijama are urine retention, kidney stones and abscess. Even by using the hijama cups, urine retention is treated as well.
5. Faster Healing and Relaxation
Your blood and energy flow increases after hijama. It is thus a form of massage and relaxing therapy as well. Since hijama therapy improves the blood flow, the specific areas of the body that need healing also receive enough blood. The healing of the wounds or your body overall is increased due to increased blood flow.
In the End,
Hijama has immense health benefits. It is such a relieving and relaxing experience. However, before you opt for hijama, you need to consult your hijama specialist about your health and disease history so that you get a customized hijama therapy plan.