Hijama is the practice of removing dirty blood from the body. It is an excellent remedy for alleviating aches, pain and general bodily fatigue. This is because these problems are mainly caused by blood that has become stagnant in various parts of the body. By releasing these blockages, proper blood flow is resumed and health improves.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The best treatment is Hijama Cupping; it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” (Reference: At Tirmidhi, 3053) If you have a desire to learn how to do Hijama, and become certified as a licensed Hijama practitioner, there is now an opportunity for your to realize your dream.
Blood viscosity, or blood thickness, plays a key role in heart health. If you’re at all concerned about heart health, you probably have a good understanding of cholesterol and blood pressure, and likely know your numbers. But there may be another critical blood-related issue to consider — blood viscosity, or blood thickness. According to a health report from Harvard University, people with thicker, more viscous blood may be at a greater risk for a heart attack or for developing heart disease.
That was the case for Sarah Klena, a schoolteacher in Orange County, Fla. Despite living a healthy, active lifestyle, she had a heart attack at age 31. Her doctors suspected blood thickness is partly to blame. “The doctors aren’t really sure what caused it, although they did say I have the stickier type of blood,” she says.
New research has confirmed findings that ginger root can relieve premenstrual pain and associated symptoms, without some of the side effects associated with NSAIDs.
Medical doctors from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran studied 70 female students between 18 and 35 years old in a three-month long double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The women had regular menstruation cycles and were not taking medications, but they each had at least five symptoms of PMS during their normal cycles.
Article by Bahar Gholipour, published in Live Science on Aug 2014. Edited for HijamaHerbs newsletter by Amin Shah.
It may be common for psychiatric patients who are Muslim to attribute their hallucinations or other symptoms to “jinn,” the invisible, devilish creatures in Islamic mythology, researchers in the Netherlands have found.
In Islamic mythology, Jinn, or djinn, are supernatural creatures made of smokeless fire. They are frequently found in Islamic folklore and are mentioned in the Quran, the religious text of Islam. Historically, they are portrayed as menacing creatures that can harm humans, or drive them mad. People in Muslim societies have traditionally seen Jinn as the cause of mental illness and neurological diseases, especially epilepsy.
Hijama is the method of pulling out dirty, stagnant or congealed blood from the body. Small incisions are made on the skin and then cups made of plastic or glass are placed and pumped to create suction. Cups are left for a few minutes during which time the dirty blood flows out into the cups. Hijama relaxes and releases tight, painful muscles and increases blood circulation.
New research on pre-diabetics reveals that fasting can guard against cardiovascular diseases, eliminate “bad cholesterol” and reduce weight. The study, whose results were presented at the 2014 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, in June of this year.
Evil Eye (ayn al-hasad or nazar) is harm, sickness, injury or even death by someone who is envious or jealous or even a pious person from among man or jinn. It could affect children, adults, livestock, and any kind of materialistic items. The most vulnerable are the very young, the wealthy and the beautiful.
A few days ago, I had a client who came to me for Hijama to resolve his health problem. He looked so frazzled and stressed out that it reminded me of the Prophet’s saying “Don’t let your blood boil with rage that it kills you. Seek relief with Hijama”.
Anger, frustration, disappointments, setbacks, unfulfilled expectations can make the blood boil. When left resolved, this can bring about chronic stress which can be lead to a whole range of diseases and illnesses.
A couple of weeks ago, a women called us and made an appointment for Hijama. On the day of the appointment, when she arrived, my wife Nusrat welcomed her in and took her to the room to perform Hijama.
At that same time, I was performing Hijama on a male client who was suffering from sciatic nerve back pain. As I was treating the man, I suddenly heard some unusual noises coming out of Nusrat’s hijama room.