What is Hijama or Cupping Therapy
Hijamah or Cupping Therapy is a safe, non-invasive and economical way of curing and preventing many diseases. Though Chinese use of this method was limited to certain medical complications like lungs infection, colds, to treat internal organs’ disorders, joint pain, etc, the scope of hijama benefits is much higher than this limit. It is the Islamic way of treatment and its a sunnah of our beloved prophet Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W. “Dry Hijama” Dry hijama is practiced on the body or, if there is any, the painful areas. The purpose of dry hijama is to increase blood flow as well as gather the blood in the affected areas. Sometimes, dry hijama is also done in combination with massage. In this treatment, the cups are applied after the skin is oiled using olive oil. “Wet Hijama” The process of wet hijama is more or less the same with dry hijama. The only difference is that wet hijama involves incisions.
These incisions are done using a small, sharp blade razor or needle. From the incisions, harmful blood that contains impurities like toxin will flow. Since wet hijama is must be done carefully, make sure that it is done by a professional therapist to avoid infection.