The ancient world is full of mysteries. Sometimes it unveils it so that we can get through it and often it covers itself behind the curtain of enigmatic the fog. There are lots of things in history which are equally mysterious and truthful. The medicines, medical procedures, treatment processes, etc. are surprisingly contemporary. Hijama cupping is one of those ancient practices of medicinal treatment which was popular in the early Muslim society. Nowadays, with the progress of hijama treatment centers, like Asshifa healthcare, this method has become popularised again and soon it becomes trendy. Before knowing anything about this treatment procedure, checking the background is important.
Hijama cupping therapy has along history of several centuries. There is historical evidence of its existence. Initially, it was believed that hijama is a religious practice by the Muslims, but historical incidents are the proof of its scientific base. According to several old manuscripts and papers, it is known that hijama was performed in the great civilizations of the ancient world, like by the Egyptians, the Arabs, the Greeks, the Chinese, and even by the Eastern European countries around 3000 B.C.
In the ancient world, bloodletting was a popular treatment procedure which was followed to remove toxic blood from the diseased body of the patient and fill it with energy and reduce all pain. Hijama is one of the best ways of bloodletting practice
ed at that time. The first book of Western Medical history, the Ebers Papyrus has the records of practicing hijama by the Egyptians and Saharan people. It was believed that wet cupping is the perfect way of bleeding to get rid of polluted materials in the patient’s body. This was a natural remedy to treat any type of disorder. Today, at Asshifa Healthcare, the traditional method has been modernized for the sake of people and used to cure lots of ailments. The Greeks learned the cupping method from the Egyptians.
The proof of Greeks to use cupping massage can be found from the records of ‘The Father of Western Medicine’, Hippocrates of Kos. Apart from him, the reputed names, like Glenn of Pergamon, a prominent physician, philosopher and surgeon; Herodotus, famous Greek historian have admitted the treatment procedure in their writings.
After its immense popularity in Greece and Rome, the treatment procedure was passed on to the people of Arabia and Persia. It was done by the Byzantines and by Alexander, the Great. Once the great prophet of the Muslim religion, Muhammad referred it as a religious act, the technique was improvised more by the Muslim physicians and scientists and still are practiced mostly by them.
Though it has got its worldwide true popularity by Muslims, this was a popular treating method in China too. There arerecords that the famous herbalist and alchemist, Ge Hong also practiced cupping. Another interesting historical fact of hijama is that if wet cupping has been derived from the Egyptian culture, it was Chinese influence which made dry cupping popular.
Cupping therapy of hijama treatment is based on the principles of production, flow, energy, and regulation. The basic fact of this treatment is to let the toxic blood flow out and the patient gets back his lost energy. There are different types of cupping are followed and all these methods are practiced by the professionals of Asshifa Healthcare. Once you share your problems, the therapist will consider those and also the geographic, climatic and seasonal factors of the patient before prescribing certain method. The popular methods of cupping are-
This is one of the most popular cupping methods of hijama treatment. In this method, a plastic cup is applied to the surface of the patient’s skin. A pump is used to remove air during suction. Through this method, blood and toxic fluid are drawn at the surface of the skin of the inflamed area. This method should never be applied to an area where there is an open wound. There are no such restrictions on performing dry cupping. It can be performed on any day, anytime. In this method, several cups can be attached altogether, but the therapist has to be careful enough about the attachment so that no blisters happen on the skin.
This method is quite beneficial for removing congestion and allowing blood to flow easily. To heal pain and inflammation, this method is great. Patients can administer the method at reachable parts of their body. Dry cupping can be followed regularly.
These are the basic types of cupping that are practiced by the top-class hijama centers. The dry cupping technique has three sub-categories; those are as follows-
This is a bit different than dry cupping. Here, small scratches or incisions are made on the skin surface with a sterilized blade. Usually, this method is followed by 3-5 minutes of dry cupping. Now, the cups are again placed on the areas and suction is created by adjusting the pressure. The blood that has been accumulated to the skin surface by dry cupping, now that is sucked through the cup. If you go through the therapy at Asshifa Healthcare, you will be treated by professionals and you don’t need to worry about any scarring or marks.
According to experts, wet cupping is best performed on empty stomach. So, if you are going through the treatment, avoid having foods 3-4 hours prior to the treatment. You should not do any intent workout, like swimming, running, cycling, etc. for next 24 hours after wet cupping. Also, you should avoid taking bath for 24 hours after the treatment. Often patients face itching on the surface. Instead of using any medicine, you should apply oil on that place. It will provide natural healing and soothe your skin. If plastic cups are used for hijama, those should be destroyed through clinical waste disposal program.
While performing moving cupping, oil is used generously. Usually, olive oil and black seed oil are used in the area to be treated. Oil is massaged well and then the cup is placed onto the skin by using a light tension so that they can glide through the area in circular movements. Like dry cupping here is also no restrictions are followed. It can be performed on any day and anytime and patients don’t need to be an empty stomach.
Often people seek the last help from hijama after suffering a lot from certain diseases. And there isevidence that they have been cured completely. Here are the diseases which can be treated well with hijama therapy. Read on to know more-
If there is any over-production of reticles-endothelial cells in the spleen, you may suffer from infections and inflammation. Cupping therapy is the best way to remove polluted cells from blood and filter your blood by removing unwanted materials.
Through cupping therapy, deep massage is provided to the tissue by creating reverse pressure. The tensed muscles can be relaxed by improving the flow of blood. Once you are going through the cupping therapy, you will feel relaxed as soon as the blood circulation is eased and it takes only 30 minutes.
For several reasons, your nerves can be stiffed and you feel fatigued. There can be an obstruction in the vessels which can be removed by cupping therapy. Through this system, blood flow is eased at the parts of the body where it is needed the most.
If you are suffering from skin diseases and all medicines have failed to treat it, go for cupping therapy at Asshifa Healthcare. Cupping therapy creates lymph fluids which can fight against the pathogens and bacteria which are responsible for treating acne, pimples, boils, skin debris, abscess, herpes, etc. By purifying your blood, this treatment strengthens your skin and makes t look younger. Usually, cosmetic surgery is followed by this treatment.
Earlier, it was believed that fever is causing just because of the influence of intoxicated blood. If that can be removed, fever can be remised. At that time, modern science wasn’t there, but surprisingly it has proved the truth of this fact.
This is another benefit, provided by cupping therapy. Through this treatment, stagnant corpuscles and senile are taken out along with the impurities of blood. Due to this, blood flows into the liver better. Not only that, but this treatment improves the functions of the liver by transforming cholesterol metabolically. It can also transform the triglycerides in the blood.
The powerhouse of a human body are the spleen, the intestine, and the stomach and they all together are responsible for generating energy and heat in the human body. If any of these parts get disturbed, the body creates more heat which brings changes in the enzyme production. Thus, your entire body gets shaken. Gastrointestinal diseases like ulcers and others ailments can be fatal if kept untreated. Cupping therapy can spike up the digestive fluids so that your body absorbs nutrients better and increase appetite.
This is one of the most crucial benefits one can get from hijama therapy. Once the pressure is created and toxic blood is removed. Thus, your entire body gets enough blood to function well. Along with that, this treatment also strengthens the arterial muscles by elimination any congestion in blood.
Cupping therapy is also useful for treating your nervous system. Nowadays, the climatic condition and the present lifestyle takes a toll on the nerves. People are suffering from complex psychological problems which are quite difficult to diagnose. Treatment is even more difficult. With cupping therapy, the brain becomes active about transmitting signals so that your entire body responds well. Thus, this treatment procedure is effective in treating epilepsy, depression, ischemia, and headache.
These are certain diseases that can be cured by hijama cupping therapy. If you are suffering from any of this trouble and tried all other methods, we will recommend coming to Asshifa Healthcare. Here you will be treated by the skilled professionals who are in this field for along time. They will listen to your problem carefully, study your medical history minutely and then will suggest the best treatment for you. At Asshifa Healthcare, all types of cupping are practiced and it is a center where the traditional method has been amalgamated with the modernized system. Their main aim is to treat the patients with the best care.