Hijama – Simple yet Effective
Since the ancient time, cupping (hijama) has been known to people and practiced for a long time to cure many diseases. As the medical science started to advance, new ways of treatment and new techniques began to take hold of the traditional treating methods. This heavily influenced the ancient ways of treatment that include herbal remedies and cupping as well. Now, the current medical approach is considered a well-established way to deal with diseases and medical conditions. However, many disadvantages of modern treatments helped some traditional therapies to regain their lost position, and hijama or cupping is one of them.
Now people started to realize the advantages of hijama, which has proved itself as a simple yet effective way to deal with many diseases and bodily disorders. The safer approach and effectiveness of hijama have helped it prove its worth in the modern medical science, and it is now being allowed to be practiced even in non-Muslim European countries. Hijama is now gaining popularity as an alternative treating method that can help faster recovery in many diseases and can help as a preventive measure for many medical conditions or the disorders of vital body organs.
Hijama, a much-Stressed Sunnah of the Prophet
When we look on the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW or go through his noble guidance, we find many authentic ahadith in strong support of hijama. We find many instances when the Prophet SAW had undergone hijama. We find several citations that indicate how strongly the Prophet SAW had recommended hijama to the people. For a believer, an authentic hadith deserves no further support of any kind, and following such hadith or Sunnah means rewards both here and hereafter. The same goes with hijama, if we adopt hijama, not only we get the desired cure from a disease, we can also get high rewards in return of adopting a Sunnah.
Before and After Hijama
In order to get the desired results and to avoid any complications, you have to follow certain instructions as what you have to do while you are given some medicines to treat a disease or if you have undergone a surgery. There are certain DOs and DON’Ts in every treatment and hijama is no exception. If you want to get the best from hijama, you have to follow some instructions. Though some instructions may be specific to the medical condition of a person, we brief here some common guidelines that may help people get the best from hijama and avoid any health complications as well.
Consider cupping both as a Sunnah of the Prophet SAW and as a cure or prevention from a medical problem. Therefore, maintain cleanliness and respect the act.
Wet cupping needs certain care to be taken seriously. You should therefore select a therapist who has enough knowledge of hijama and who has the due respect for Sunnah of the Prophet SAW. You should realize that improperly done hijama can lead to several health complications. Finding the right source to do hijama is essential.
Soon after a hijama session, some people may feel light-headedness, dizzy, or very sleepy. You should, remember, never go to sleep for at least few hours after the session. Sleeping soon after hijama increases the risk of blood clotting.[pullquote_right]Sleeping soon after hijama increases the risk of blood clotting.[/pullquote_right]
If you are suffering from some serious kind of ailment or medical conditions, you should consult your physician before undergoing hijama. Your doctor may inform you what precautions you have to take in case of need. You should know that people with certain medical conditions might need to approach cupping differently. Moreover, inform the therapist if your blood count is low or if you are under some blood thinning medications.
You should ask the hijama therapist what to eat and what to avoid before a hijama session. This must be decided according to your individual condition.
Well, there are some other things that you should know as ‘before and after’ hijama necessities that have to be decided according to your own medical condition. A well-experienced hijama therapist can guide you properly and can make the hijama session a success.