Cupping therapy takes out acidic toxic waste which accumulates in our bodies, as we grow older. Sources of toxic waste include the polluted air we breathe, toxic chemicals found in our food, water, drinks, household chemicals & toiletries, junk food and smoking; waste products of normal body metabolism; and toxins from mental stress, anger, anxiety and depression. The blood stasis [stagnated or congested blood] slows downor block supply of blood via blood capillaries, which deliver much needed oxygen,nutrients, water, mineral electrolyte, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and Immune system cells & antibodies to your cells, tissues and organ. The blockage also prevents the removal of carbon dioxide, metabolic waste products and toxic substance which are excreted via our urine, lungs and skin. As a result your cells, tissues, and organs cannot function at its normal healthy level and become progressively weak, inefficient and easily overcome by germs. This would cause tissue or organ to malfunction and infection to take place. Therefore you will experience symptoms of diseases such as aches and pain, numbness, fever, cough, stomach ache, constipation, diarrhea and headaches.
Donít panic, Relax! The blood that comes out is from the surface of the skin, it is not from the mainstream. If you are thinking your blood system only contains hemoglobin, platelets, plasma and white blood cells you are wrong, there are so many other junks that fly around in your body such as dead blood cells, blood clots, different toxins and pathogen. Different people's body gives different responses, sometimes hardly anything comes out from a person's skin and that is a good thing. Because the cuts are very light the body heals the area very quick and automatically the blood stops coming out. We constantly analyze the patient if they are feeling well or not.
Depends how many cups you do, the standard five cups on the back takes approximately 45 mins.
It is totally up to you, some do it every month as a preventative medicine, some will do it with the gap of 2 or 4 months or even after a year depends. Hijama is a detoxification therapy
No, you cannot do hijama if you are pregnant.
If you had a miscarriage recently we do not recommend hijama because after a miscarriage the body needs to rejuvenate itself, it can take close to 6 months to a year depending on the individual and how serious the miscarriage was, you must see your doctor before you try to conceive again. For sisters who had a miscarriage we strongly recommend to have a good nutrition diet with multivitamins everyday, believe me it will make a difference to your body. Avoid eating too much of carbs and spices e.g. rice, spice and red meat. Some shiekhs recommend for a woman after giving birth to wait at least 2 years before planning to get pregnant, because the body needs to fully recover and so on. You can try hijama after 6 months of your miscarriage (depending on what the doctor says and your situation), please make sure you are eating well and you do not need to fast before doing hijama. If you just ate we recommend for you to wait at least 2-3 hours before the hijama treatment.
NO SIDE EFFECTS ONLY EXTRA BENEFITS. However in some cases, possible side effects are feeling light headed, sick/nausea (especially in the morning on an empty stomach), fainting/blackout due to lack of energy and temporary bruising. These cases are very rare and only occur if the patient is very slim or unwell.