Frequently asked Questions (FAQs):
• Is Hijama a painful process?
Hijama is a very simple procedure. It can be a bit uncomfortable but not painful if performed by a trained and experienced therapist. As a matter of fact, some patients have said it feels like a massage or feel ticklish while getting Hijama performed.
• Is hijama only good for physical healing?
Hijama can be a source of physical, psychological and spiritual healing (including metaphysical issues).
• Why should I get hijama if there is nothing wrong with me?
As we know prevention is better than cure. Hijama is the best way to detox and stimulate all your major organs and is recommended at the change of every season, 3-4 times a year. The best part is that by performing hijama you are also getting the reward of reviving this beautiful sunnah.
• Who should perform Hijama?
Please make sure that the Hijama is only performed by an experienced and trained therapist. Hygiene is very important specially when dealing with blood. Cups should always be new and disposed off properly. We only use nitrile, latex and powder free gloves to avoid latex allergies.
• What do I need to do before getting hijama performed?
It is recommended not to shower for 24 hours after hijama. It is better to take a shower before coming for hijama. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. For men that have hairy back, please shave or trim your back hair before coming for hijama. If you are getting head hijama performed, please shave your head completely (men only).
• How often should I get Hijama performed?
A healthy person should repeat it every 3-4 months for a general detox. However, if you have any health issues like high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes, fertility issues, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), auto immune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, or any other issues then a treatment plan will be created based on the needs of the patient.
• What is Healing Crisis?
Healing Crisis is a medical term which is a normal reaction that some of the patients will go through after their initial treatment. A healing crisis, or healing reaction, is a temporary worsening of symptoms that occurs when the body is going through the process of healing itself through the elimination of toxins. It occurs when the body “retraces” old injuries, wounds, infections or other imbalances from its past. Usually the patient starts feeling better after 3-4 days.
• Should I get hijama if I am healthy?
Hijama is like your flu shot. It is best to get Hijama regularly as a preventive. Most importantly you will get the reward of reviving a forgotten sunnah insha'Allah.
• Who should avoid hijama?
If you are pregnant or currently on your monthly menstrual (period) cycle, you should not get hijama performed.
• Is there a separate arrangement for men and women to get their hijama?
Yes, for ladies there is completely separate arrangement and hijama is only performed by a female and for men the hijama is performed by a male.
• Is the process of getting hijama performed hygienic and clean?
Yes, hygiene and cleanliness is very important to us. We ensure that we keep ample supply on hand and use only new cups and sealed blades for every patient. We never re-use the cups or blades. They are disposed off in front of the patient after every use.
• How long does it take for the hijama treatment?
Hijama usually takes anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes.
• Can I drive after if I get hijama performed?
Most people feel energetic and revived after hijama.
• Is hijama similar to donating blood?
No, hijama only removes the toxic blood from your body that is around the tissues and organs. The intravenous blood is not touched or drawn during hijama. After donating blood most people feel light headed or weak, on the contrary, after hijama, one feels very light and energetic in most cases.
• Do I see the effects of hijama immediately?
In most cases yes. However, sometimes you see the positive effects of hijama after few days. Please refer to the above question regarding "healing crisis".
• Why do I need to fast for at least 3 hours before hijama?
It is highly recommended that you should get hijama performed on an empty stomach based on the following hadith. Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger ﷺ said, "Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing" (Ibn Majah 3487). In addition, sometimes you can feel nauseated during hijama and it is imperative that you are empty stomach to avoid stomach contents to enter the lungs, potentially blocking airflow and putting patients at risk for serious infections like pneumonia.