7 Health benefits of hijama cupping therapy


Hijama also known as Cupping is gaining more popularity these days. It is said that American Swimmer Michael Phelps and many other Olympians had undergone cupping before the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Brazil 2016.

Cupping and Hijama
Cupping and Hijama

Could Hijama or Cupping therapy be possible reason for that? Many Athletes, Movie Stars and Sports Personalities are undergoing Cupping therapy. They say that it helps them to get relief from pain and aches and early recovery from their physical toil of constant training and competing. We all know about Michael Phelps. He has broken so many records in swimming, Olympics and has many Guinness World Records in his name.

History and Methods of Cupping

Wet Cupping or Hijama
Hijama or Wet Cupping's first usages are found in the Islamic hadith. Hadith from Muhammad al-Bukhari, Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj Nishapuri support its recommendation and use by Islamic Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). As a result Wet Cupping or Hijama has been a popular remedy in many parts of the Muslim World.

Wet Cupping or Hijama procedure involves cups being placed on your skin with mild suction. It is allowed to remain for 3 minutes and then the cups are removed. A small scalpel is then used to make tiny cuts on your skin and the cups are again placed on the skin with suction. The suction draws out small quantities of blood from your body.

Hijama and Cup therapist's say that this blood contains harmful toxins from your body. Once the harmful toxins are removed from your body, the body starts to naturally heel itself. Reports suggest that Wet Cupping were carried out in Finland from way back as 15th century. First documented medical text on Cupping was found in Egypt in 1550 BC.

Other Types of Cupping's are -
  • Dry Cupping
  • Fire Cupping
The cups can be made up of glass, earthenware, bamboo and silicone.

7 Health benefits of hijama cupping therapy

1. It's effective for emotional well-being

Hijama or Cupping balances the hormonal imbalance in the body which is necessary for your emotional well-being. If you are suffering from insomnia and stress it will get easily cured with Cupping. It gives you a feeling of relaxation. There are many people suffering from chronic fatigue without any presence of psychological or physiological disease. People who undergo Cupping show significant improvement in their fatigue problem.

2. Returns Body to Normal State

Cupping removes the toxins and stagnant fluids from your body through the blood sucked out. It thus helps your body to return to a normal balanced state by strengthening the alkaline environment and by removing the acidity. It lightens your back and makes you feel energetic.

Cupping helps to clean and unblock major arteries. Usually Cupping is carried out on upper body and neck. All our major organs such as heart, lung, brain and spine are located in this area and thus directly provide benefits to major parts of our body.

3. Has Anti-Aging Effects

Cupping is great for your skin. Cupping or Hijama has anti-aging effects on the wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines. It tightens the skin by bringing in more nutrition's and makes your skin soft and glowing. It gives you an experience of younger skin.

4. Improves Your Stomach Health

Cupping therapy has stress relieving effect which promotes healthy digestion. It is helpful to get rid of bloating and constipation. Cupping soothes all the discomfort in the stomach such as stomach cramps, gastritis, diarrhea, loss of appetite and many other complications associated to the digestive system.

5. Treats Rheumatic Diseases

Cupping helps to treat rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and joint pains. Hijama increases healthy flow of blood with more oxygen, nutrients, hormones vitamins and essential enzymes to the affected area than before.

6. Strengthens the Lymphatic System

The white blood cells which defend the body against germs are present in the lymphocytes of the lymphatic fluid. These white blood cells engulf the foreign particles and break them down in large numbers helping your body to fight against the viruses, bacteria and germs causing diseases and infections. These cells are distributed throughout your body and their fighting capacity depends upon number of factors. Cupping or Hijama opens the lymphatic nodes and enhances the lymph production throughout the body.

With the increase in the lymph production there is also increase in the production of white blood cells. Your body's immune system increases for fighting against the foreign particles. It prevents the viruses, bacteria's and other harmful pathogens from attacking your body tissues and thus helps you to remain healthy.

7. Cupping Prevents Liver Disease

Cupping removes the stagnant and senile corpuscles along with the rest of the impurities from the blood. This increases the volume of flow of blood to the liver, resulting in its increased productivity and functionality. As the liver performs its function with more efficiency and the chances of it contracting any diseases reduces significantly.

Other Benefits of Cupping and Hijama are as follows:-
  • Improves Memory
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Improves the Nervous System
  • Sharpens the Eyesight
  • Wet Cupping Therapy is useful to control hair fall, dandruff and premature graying of hairs.
  • Eliminates weakness within the body.
These are only few to mention. Cupping has many other health benefits which can't be ignored. Hope you got to know the health benefits of hijama cupping therapy. Do not shy to share it with your friends.

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