Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Sunnah Days for Hijama January 2010 / Muharram 1431


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BismiLah Arrahmaan Arraheem

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The Sunnah days for wet cupping (hijama) in this month of Muharram are as follows:


Tuesday 19th Muharum 1431
= Tuesday 5th January 2010

Thursday 21st Muharum 1431
= Thursday 7th January 2010




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Cupping (Hijama) In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease


Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

The Best Days For Cupping (Hijama)

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory. It improves the memory of the one memorising. So whoever is going to be cupped then on a Thursday in the name of Allaah. Keep away from being cupped on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be cupped on a Monday or Tuesday. Do not be cupped on a Wednesday because it is the day that Ayoub was befallen with the trial. You will not find leprosy except (by being cupped) on Wednesday or Wednesday night." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3488)].

* 'alaa ar-reeq in Arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

As for the Islamic day and night, the night enters before the day. So at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday night comes in. Cupping (hijama) is best performed during the daytime between the athaan of fajr and the athaan of maghrib because yawm in arabic means daytime.

Cupping (Hijama) Is A Preventative Medicine

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping (hijama). Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you." [Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].

The Sunnah days for cupping (hijama) every month are when the 17th or 19th or 21st of the lunar month coincide with a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. These are the best and most beneficial days for cupping (hijama). If one is not able to be cupped on 17th, 19th or 21st (coinciding with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month.

Dry and massage cupping may be performed at any time.

We pray you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or feedback.

JazakAllah khair for your support.

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…" [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

JazakAllah khair.

Health Means Wealth
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If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

A Cupping Therapy Workshop for Health Professionals in London, England


A Cupping Therapy Workshop for Health Professionals - by The British Cupping Society

The following is an announcement by the British Cupping Society

'Cupping Therapy: Al-Hijamah - An Introduction Workshop'

Following the success of our summer workshop in Istanbul, we are delighted to introduce our next workshop 'Cupping Therapy: Al-Hejamah - An Introduction Workshop'.

EVENT DETAILS
Event: 'Cupping Therapy: Al-Hijamah - An Introduction Workshop
Date: Saturday 30th January, 2010
Venue: St.Georges Hospital Medical School University of London (5th Floor, Hunter Wing, Physiotherapy Labs).

This workshop has been carefully tailored to meet the needs of health
professionals wishing to expand their clinical skills and portfolio as
well broadening their knowledge of Medicine of the Prophet. The workshop consists of 4 self directed study days capped by a final day involving practical demonstrations and application of Cupping Therapy.

This workshop will be run by medical professionals and will encompass both theory and practice providing an excellent opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ experience with the different types of Cupping Therapy on volunteer subjects supervised by a team of specialists. The BCS team has decades of experience in complementary medicine. Having established themselves in the UK as Cupping Therapy specialists, some of our practitioners have earned international recognition. You will have a chance to observe, ask questions and then practice yourselves.

Your participation will ensure that the workshop is both interactive and enjoyable and most importantly, beneficial. Our practitioners are aware that this will be the first exposure to Cupping Therapy for some, whereas others maybe more familiar with it, and thus the workshop has been carefully tailored to cater for all needs.

Registration details are below. You are advised that the demand for places on the course is high so do register early to avoid disappointment.

Please feel free to pass details on to fellow health professionals.

We look forward to your attendance.

Yours,


The British Cupping Society

MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORMS:
President's Welcome Letter
Workshop Registration Form: Cupping Therapy: Al-Hejamah - An Introduction
Workshop Overview


FEATURED ORGANISATION:
British Cupping Society

LOCATION
81 Corbet Close,
Hackbridge,
Wallington,
Surrey,
England
SM6 7AR

COURSE DETAILS:
Workshop January 30th 2010 - Cupping Therapy

CONTACT DETAILS:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8669 6639
web: www.britishcuppingsociety.org

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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Hijamah Services in UAE by Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed


Hijamah Services in UAE by Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed

- Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up getting involved with hijama ?

I am a qualified Unani medicine doctor from India. It is also known as traditional Islamic medicine as the treatments are based on Islamic principles like using Honey, vinegar, hijama etc. Bachleor in Unani medicine & Surgery (BUMS) is a 5 years course similar to MBBS. Hijama is a part of this professional medical course.

- What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?

Unani medicine is a type of herbal medicine which utilizes herbs, minerals and animal extracts in treatment of diseases. Most of the diseases can be cured through unani medicine. since herbal medicine cures diseases slowly hence most people prefer these medicines for chronic conditions. I am expert in treating vitiligo, piles, sexual problems, Psoriasis, arthritis, Asthma, Eczema, migraine, sinusitis etc etc.

If you want me to restrict to Hijama, research has proved it to cure Migraine, Spondilitis, sciatica, back pains, haemorrhoids, hyperlipidemia. On sunnah basis it is cure for all diseases except death.


- And do you find that in your experience, the conditions/illnesses that you have come across respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy? And if so, what are they?

All the above mentioned diseases respond well to hijama.

- Also what would you say about using cupping as a general preventative therapy (which by getting rid of bad blood/ toxins in the body may help prevent conditions like high cholesterol/ heart disease / cancer in the long term)? And how often would you recommend this (once a month? once/twice a year?)

According to Unani concept body comprises of four humours. 1. Dam (Blood) 2. Balgam (Phlegm)3. Safra (Yellow Bile) 4. Sauda (Black bile).

Sauda or black bile is supposed to have maximum toxins of the body. In Hijama this sauda is removed or in other words toxins are removed from the body. Hence after hijama many feel they have become much younger than their age.


- How often do you get hijama done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

Once a year as a preventive measure. My wife is also a qualified doctor and has good experience in this procedure.

- What is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in UAE? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?

In UAE, Ministry of health (MOH) has started licensing exam for medical practitioners since 2005 to practice Hijama and it has to be performed in clinics and hospitals only. Since the ministry is strict in the licensing very few licensed Hijama practitioners are available in UAE.


- Where is your Hospital / Clinic located?


I practice in Hind Medical Centre, Sharjah. The complete address is as follows

Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed,
Unani Medicine & Hijama Practitioner,
Licensed by MOH & DOH,
Hind Medical centre,
Near cricket stadium
Sharjah,
United Arab Emirates.

Ph.NO : 009716-5670309,
Mob : 0097150-7243620.


FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed

PRACTICE LOCATIONS:
Sharjah
United Arab Emirates (UAE)

CONTACT DETAILS: 009716-5670309 / Mob : 0097150-7243620
Website: www.unanidoctors.com

Below is a video of an example treatment by Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed.



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Our thanks to Dr Syed Asaduddin Ahmed from Sharjah, UAE for sharing the above post. If you have any questions for Dr Ahmed or indeed have been treated by him and want to leave him a testimonial(!), then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

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Monday, 14 December 2009

Sunnah of Cupping (Hijama) - A FREE Introductory Course this Friday in Leicester for women


Sunnah of Cupping (Hijama) - A FREE 1 Day Introductory Course this Friday in Leicester for women



Free course for Sisters:
Sunnah of Cupping (Hijama)
10am-12pm Friday 18th December 2009
Venue: Darul Arqam 1a Atkinson Street
Near Jame Masjid.

Enrol on line at: www.darularqamtrust.com, at the following specific link:
Enrol Courses Page

PLEASE NOTE: If the course is over-subscribed you may not be able to get a place, however the organisers may then provide a repeat of the course next Friday if there are enough people on the waiting list.

Sunnah of Cupping Hijama Sisters class (dc088)
Teacher: Hajar
Date: 18th December 2009
Day: Friday
Duration: 10 am to 12 pm
Entrance Requirements: Females only
Fees: Free
Venue: Darul Arqam, 1a Atkinson Street, Leicester, LE5 3QA

Description

Sunnah of Cupping (Hijama) Sister`s class.

This session will just be an informative session outlining Hijamah and what it entails.

There may be a possible demonstration.


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Friday, 11 December 2009

Hijama for the treatment of headache and lower back pain - by Alireza Ahmadi


"Hijama for the treatment of headache and lower back pain" - by Alireza Ahmadi

Interview with Alireza Ahmadi, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Alireza Ahmadi, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran, co-author of research entitled: "The Efficacy of Wet-Cupping in the Treatment of Tension and Migraine Headache" and "The effectiveness of wet-cupping for nonspecific low back pain in Iran: A randomized controlled trial"

- Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up getting involved with hijama?

Well, I am Alireza Ahmadi, MD, with anesthesiology background in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran. My interests are in developmental therapeutics for chronic diseases such as headache, Low Back Pain, Immune Disorders, etc., by Complementary and Alternative Treatment (CAM), especially by wet-cupping. Moreover, I have worked extensively in the area of social medicine, especially in prevention of suicide. Furthermore, I am Board Director Member of International Society of Violence and Injury Prevention (ISVIP) (http://www.isvip.org/page.asp?cat=1&documentID=444), Chair of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (ISCAIP) www.iscaip.net), Adjunct researcher of safety promotion and injury prevention research group at Division of social medicine in Karolinska Institute - Sweden, Deputy Editor and founder of the Journal of Injury and Violence Research (JIVR)(www.jivresearch.org), and Member of International Cupping Society (www.internationalcuppingsociety.com).

When I was a general practitioner (about 2001), I participated in a short course about traditional medicine in the Hejamat Research Institute of Iran. It was my first experience with wet cupping and it has continued to date.


- What particular illnesses/ conditions have you researched with regards to treatment with hijama/ wet-cupping?

As I said, chronic diseases such as headache, Low Back Pain, Immune Disorders, etc.

- Please explain briefly how the studies were carried out? How many patients took part and how long did it take?

Well, the first is about the effects of wet cupping in treatment of migraine and tension headache. It was a case series of my experiences with before-after methodology. The participants were about 70 patients and the positive effect of wet cupping was significant. The result was published in Am J Chin Med. 2008;36(1):37-44.

The second one was about the effects of wet cupping in treatment of low back pain. It was a progressive in our method. We used the RCT method. It was registered in www.irct.ir. The method was acceptable, participants were about 106 patients and the results were significant, too. This work was published in Complement Ther Med. 2009 Jan;17(1):9-15.


- What was the outcome/conclusion from both these studies: hijama for headache and hijama for lower back pain?

The effects on relief of the pain were significant – patients reported reduced pain following the wet-cupping treatment.


- Are you planning any other hijama-related studies in the near future?

Yes, we are focusing our work on the study of the cellular reaction and immune cytokines, right know.

- If you have hijama done yourself, how often do you get it done, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

Oh, funny. Nice question. Yes, I got severe low back pain about 7 years ago. The effects of wet cupping were very good and I returned to work very soon. I recommend to my patients to do a prophylactic wet cupping, according to their age. For example, if they are 40, I recommend doing wet-cupping each 40 days and if they are 65 years old, I recommend to do wet cupping each 65 days. This is for adults. In babies and children, I recommended two times per year (the first day of spring and the first day of autumn). And in adolescence and young adults, my recommendation is somewhere between these two. Parts of these recommendations are according to the Hadis of Imam Reza and parts of these are from my experiences and the protocol of the Hejamat Research Institute of Iran.

I try to do my wet cupping in the appropriate time according to these plans that I mentioned. My son, Mohamad Sadegh, who is expert in wet cupping, always does the wet cupping for me.


- What is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in Iran? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?

A lot of people, especially those with a strong religious background, get wet cupping done regularly. No it is not available in the hospitals or governmental clinics. But in research centers or in private clinics, it’s available.

- Finally where can readers obtain or purchase your above research papers from?

The abstracts are available in almost the indexing services similar to www.pubmed.com . But the full text is available in the website of the journals.

At the end, I’d like to appreciate your hard effort and I hope for successful results for you. I’d like to thank my friend and colleague who is David C. Schwebel (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA). He has a significant effect on the progression of my research. Moreover, I appreciate his wife for all her support (since we started our collaboration and throughout these years).


FEATURED RESEARCHER:
Alireza Ahmadi
Research Abstracts available at:
- The efficacy of wet-cupping in the treatment of tension and migraine headache.
- The effectiveness of wet-cupping for nonspecific low back pain in Iran: a randomized controlled trial.

LOCATION
Iran

CONTACT DETAILS:
Email: ahmadiar1012@yahoo.com
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Our thanks to Alireza Ahmadi from Iran for sharing the above post. If you have any further questions that you want to ask Mr Ahmadi about his research then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.


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Monday, 30 November 2009

Sunnah Days for Hijama December 2009 / Dhul Hijah 1430


Sunnah Days for Hijama December 2009 / Dhul Hijah 1430 - Information provided by Health Means Wealth

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BismiLah Arrahmaan Arraheem

Assalumu alaikum wa rahmatuLah wa barakatuhu

The Sunnah days for wet cupping (hijama) in this month of Dhul Qida are as follows:



Tuesday 21 Dhul Hijjah 1430
= 8 December 2009




AlhamdIlah the Sunnah Days are also posted on our website every month:

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Cupping (Hijama) In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease


Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

The Best Days For Cupping (Hijama)

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory. It improves the memory of the one memorising. So whoever is going to be cupped then on a Thursday in the name of Allaah. Keep away from being cupped on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be cupped on a Monday or Tuesday. Do not be cupped on a Wednesday because it is the day that Ayoub was befallen with the trial. You will not find leprosy except (by being cupped) on Wednesday or Wednesday night." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3488)].

* 'alaa ar-reeq in Arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

As for the Islamic day and night, the night enters before the day. So at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday night comes in. Cupping (hijama) is best performed during the daytime between the athaan of fajr and the athaan of maghrib because yawm in arabic means daytime.

Cupping (Hijama) Is A Preventative Medicine

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping (hijama). Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you." [Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].

The Sunnah days for cupping (hijama) every month are when the 17th or 19th or 21st of the lunar month coincide with a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. These are the best and most beneficial days for cupping (hijama). If one is not able to be cupped on 17th, 19th or 21st (coinciding with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month.

Dry and massage cupping may be performed at any time.

We pray you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or feedback.

JazakAllah khair for your support.

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…" [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

JazakAllah khair.

Health Means Wealth
Remedies From The Sunnah

enquiries@healthmeanswealth.co.uk


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FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPISTS:
Health Means Wealth

LOCATION
Health Means Wealth
PO BOX 2870
Purley
Surrey
CR8 2WL
UK

CONTACT DETAILS:
Email: enquiries@healthmeanswealth.co.uk
Website: www.healthmeanswealth.co.uk
_________________________________________________


Our thanks to Health Means Wealth, from Surrey, England for sharing the above post. If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback for them, then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A Hijama experience from London, England


A Hijama experience from London, England - By Umm Ayub

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Umm Ayub about her experience of hijama therapy in London, England.

- What condition did you suffer from (if any)?


I don’t suffer nor do I have any health problems (Alhamdulillah) but I came across Hijama from a friend who highly praised the outcome of performing Hijama. This allowed me to embark on a journey of tracking down a therapist and I came across Sister Anisa Kissoon of Natural Health Natures Finest

- Where do you live and where did you go for the hijama therapy?

I reside in London (UK). For my first ever Hijama as stated I went to Sister Anisa Kissoon of Natural Health Natures Finest, it was performed in her house which is converted into a clinic, and had a rather large living room to accommodate many people, it was quite nice because the therapist explained every stage in detail prior to performing anything and also gave us a brief introduction on nutrition.

- What did the treatment involve?


The treatment involved learning about and carrying out wet-cupping on the main general spot on the back of the neck and learning the reasons why we should perform there.

- What was the result?

I felt some pain on my neck, the similitude of a graze, then a little faint. But after some light snack and drink I felt much better.

But I realised that night that I slept quite well and felt a little energetic throughout that month.


- What was your overall impression of the therapist and her practice?

The therapist was amazing, as she possessed a lot of knowledge in relation to her field and an added bonus was the aspect of health and fitness which she briefly explained. She left a lasting impression on all of us. I still call her till this date if I am in doubt, and Mashallah she is always at hand to reply to our concerns.

- How did the therapist get to learn hijama therapy (was it a course she attended or was it something handed down from generation to generation in their family)?


What amazed us all was the concept behind why she and her family wanted to build www.nhnf.co.uk . She suffered from health problems and medicine and other means of curing oneself did not work for her and she therefore started searching for answers and found Hijama, but what was more surprising and unique is that she truly wanted to revive the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). And it is evident now in the UK (in London to be specific) that their work has not gone to waste and they are slowly but surely reviving the Sunnah by providing people with the key by which they can open many doors. With regards to what courses she has attended or undertaken, as far as I know the sister is fully qualified and is now running yearly professional, accredited courses in Hijama which can be viewed on their website www.nhnf.co.uk .

- Umm Ayub
http://sabrlikeayub.wordpress.com


FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
Anisa Kissoon of
Natural Health Natures Finest

LOCATION
Croydon
London

CONTACT DETAILS:
Tel: 0207 060 7166
Email: info@nhnf.co.uk
Website: www.nhnf.co.uk
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Our thanks to Umm Ayub from London, England for sharing the above post. If you have any further questions to ask about her experience, then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

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Monday, 16 November 2009

Hijama in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and in Hyderabad, India



Hijama in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and in Hyderabad, India - by Tanveer Ahmed

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Tanveer Ahmed - a male cupping therapist based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

- Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up being a hijama therapist?

My name is Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed, I am an Indian by nationality and my birthplace is Hyderabad, India. I am currently working in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since almost 21 years in many hospitals as a paramedic.

Since I had cupping therapy for my depression, neck pain and vertigo when I realized the result of hijama is excellent and unbelievable which kept me away from using medication. After that I decided to learn hijama as I had good medical background specially surgical side. After a lot of struggle I learned from Dr Abdul Jawad Al Sawi who is quite popular and a religious personality, at the same time I certified from Madina Munawara as a hijama therapist.


- What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?

Pain management, vertigo, depression, stress, migraine, sexual related problems.

- And do you find that in your experience, the conditions/illnesses that you have come across respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy? And if so, what are they?

Migraines, Pain management, depression, stress, sexual related problems. burning in the feet.

- Also what would you say about using cupping as a general preventative therapy and how often would you recommend this (once a month? once/twice a year?)

Yes, cupping is useful as a preventative therapy and I would advise this twice a year.

- As a hijama therapist, how often do you get hijama done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

Every six months prophylactic (ie as a preventative treatment) by my teacher Dr. Abdul Jawad.

-What is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in Jeddah & in Hyderabad? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?

If you ask me about Hyderabad India, it is available in many cupping centers practiced by Unani doctors. As about Saudi Arabia hijama therapy is banned by the Ministry of Health and only two or three centers in Madina Munawara have licenses for cupping therapy.

I visit India often to perform hijama in Hyderabad and nearby areas, although my basic aim was to educate people about this beautiful sunnah of our prophet Mohammad (PBUH).


- Do you have a clinic set up in Hyderabad?


Since my job is in Saudi Arabia it is not easy for me to manage a clinical setup in Hyderabad, I only go on visits every quarterly and ha a good tie-up with hospitals and medical centers.

FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed

PRACTICE LOCATIONS:
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Hyderabad
India

CONTACT DETAILS: +966-502384013
E mail: mtanweer@mednet.com.sa
Mtanweermcc@yahoo.com

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Our thanks to Tanveer Ahmed from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for sharing the above post. If you have any questions for Br Tanveer or indeed have been treated by him and want to leave him a testimonial(!), then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Are you a hijama (cupping) therapist?


Are you a hijama (cupping) therapist?

Quick question: Are you a hijama therapist, or do you know of a local hijama therapist in your part of the world?


Reason for asking is two-fold:

1) Since starting this blog about a year ago to provide hijama-related information, we get many enquiries from different parts of the world, asking if we know their nearest local therapists. To date we are still trying to locate therapists in Bahrain, Kuwait and other parts of the world. If you can help, please email me on hijama.mail@gmail.com or leave a comment* below.

2) Secondly, there is a hijama directory being compiled at www.hijamadirectory.co to address this very issue, i.e. Have all therapists worldwide on one directory so people can easily locate their nearest therapist. To add your details to this directory, please fill the form at this link: http://www.hijamadirectory.co/new-therapists/




15 MARCH, 2014: UPDATE : There is now an annual charge of £15 per entry to cover running and maintenance of the new map-based directory.

Similarly if you are looking for a hijama therapist near you, please leave a comment* below with details of your location so other blog readers who may be able to help can reply to your query.

And finally, if you are a hijama patient treated by your local therapist who you would like to recommend to others in your part of the world, again please leave a comment* with their details below.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sunnah Days for Hijama November 2009 / Dhul Qida 1430


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The Sunnah days for wet cupping (hijama) in this month of Dhul Qida are as follows:



Thursday 17 Dhul Qida 1430
= 5 November 2009
Monday 21 Dhul Qida 1430
= 9 November 2009




AlhamdIlah the Sunnah Days are also posted on our website every month:

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Cupping (Hijama) In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease


Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

The Best Days For Cupping (Hijama)

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory. It improves the memory of the one memorising. So whoever is going to be cupped then on a Thursday in the name of Allaah. Keep away from being cupped on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be cupped on a Monday or Tuesday. Do not be cupped on a Wednesday because it is the day that Ayoub was befallen with the trial. You will not find leprosy except (by being cupped) on Wednesday or Wednesday night." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3488)].

* 'alaa ar-reeq in Arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

As for the Islamic day and night, the night enters before the day. So at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday night comes in. Cupping (hijama) is best performed during the daytime between the athaan of fajr and the athaan of maghrib because yawm in arabic means daytime.

Cupping (Hijama) Is A Preventative Medicine

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping (hijama). Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you." [Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].

The Sunnah days for cupping (hijama) every month are when the 17th or 19th or 21st of the lunar month coincide with a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. These are the best and most beneficial days for cupping (hijama). If one is not able to be cupped on 17th, 19th or 21st (coinciding with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month.

Dry and massage cupping may be performed at any time.

We pray you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or feedback.

JazakAllah khair for your support.

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…" [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

JazakAllah khair.

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Hijama in Sri Lanka - by Imran Razeek


Hijama in Colombo, Sri Lanka - by Imran Razeek

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Imran Razeek - a male cupping therapist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka

- Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up being a hijama therapist?

My name is Imran Razeek, currently residing in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I am a lecturer in Chemistry, teaching Chemistry for London O/L & A/L Examinations. Myself & my wife got Hijama treatment from Dr. Noordeen Yousuf of Thailand on his visit to Sri Lanka. I was suffering with chronic migraine for 15 years & my wife was suffering from cervical spondylosis. Alhamdulilah with Allah's permission, we got instant relief & gradual cure after Hijamah.

Since then we wanted to learn & awaken this great sunnah among the laymen.My wife & I learned the art of Hijama from Dr. Noordeen. We got training under the doctor for nearly one month & handled more than 300 patients during the training period Alhamdullilah.

Since then we have been practicing this great missing therapy among our friends, relatives & family. But now I conduct free Hijama sessions at our local masjid once/twice a week for the general public. And my wife conducts sessions at home.


- What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?

Alhamdullilah I have seen great improvements in my patients specially with joint pains, lower back pain, body pains, headaches, sinusitis, Gastritis, Varicose veins, cervical spondylosis etc.

I also have handled patients with paralysis, Neuro fibro metosis, Skin rashes, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Trigger finger, Hypertension, poor vision, Infertility, wheezing, Addiction, Haemorrhoid, Speech difficulty, poor memory, Heel pain, Lymphoedema, Laryngitis, Elephantitis, Mental Disorder, Poisoning due to animal bites, carpal tunnel syndrome.



- And do you find that in your experience, the conditions/illnesses that you have come across respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy? And if so, what are they?

Migraine, Joint pains, Back pain, sinusitis, Gastritis, Throat infection, Varicose veins, cervical spondylosis, Poisoning due to animal bites, carpal tunnel syndrome.

- Also what would you say about using cupping as a general preventative therapy (which by getting rid of bad blood/ toxins in the body may help prevent conditions like high cholesterol/ heart disease / cancer in the long term)? And how often would you recommend this (once a month? once/twice a year?)

As a general preventive therapy I recommend cupping to be done once a month/3 months on the sunnah days of 17th, 19th & 21st of the lunar month, as per the hadith: Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

- As a hijama therapist, how often do you get hijama done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

Once a month on the 17th/19th/21st of the lunar month. My wife does it for me.

- As a non-Muslim country with a significant Muslim population, what is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in Sri Lanka? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?

Most of the people are unaware about Hijama. It is not available in hospitals. But some Muslim doctors do practice in their clinics but its not very common.

Whereabouts is your clinic or practice located in Colombo?

At the moment I do not have a clinic, I conduct sessions at my residence & at our masjid in Colombo.

Residence : 33/2B, Ambagahawatte Road, Off Temple Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwela, (opposite Kalubowila Teaching Hospital)

Masjid: 300, Hospital Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwela.



FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
Imran Razeek

LOCATION
Colombo
Sri Lanka

CONTACT DETAILS:
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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Cupping: A Prophetic Therapy By Dr. Sahbaa M Bondok

The following article is reproduced and adapted from http://www.islamonline.net with the kind permission of the author.

Cupping: A Prophetic Therapy By Dr. Sahbaa M Bondok, a Physician and Writer in Egypt and Author of "Cupping Therapy The Ancient Art of Healing"


Almighty Allah has sent the Qur'an as a book of guidance and a book of revelation, it is not originally a book of science, yet within its pages you would find numerous ayahs which have scientific bases. Allah has sent these ayahs as a proof of the Quran's Divine nature and as a challenge to the opposing people. Similarly Prophet Muhammad was not a scientist or a physician yet his words would carry a lot of scientific and medical signs that prove his truthfulness and prophethood.

The great Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) recommended the use of cupping in about 28 hadiths. According to a hadith narrated by Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says, “Cupping is the most helpful act for human beings to cure themselves.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

And,

"Healing lies in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing), but I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire." (Al-Bukhari)


The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used cupping on his honorable head for migraine and on his honorable hip joint, back of the neck, lateral sides of the neck and between shoulders.

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was treated with cupping, and he paid the cupper his fee.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Hijama or cupping is one of the therapies that has become increasingly available to the public. It is an ancient art of healing, which is still being practiced in many rural areas exactly as it was practiced thousands of years ago.

Therapeutic effects of Hijama had been rediscovered in the twentieth century and its popularity has seen great renaissance. Hence, this age-old technique serves both public and scientific communities. It is just now gaining publicity in the Western World and United States.

In Germany, between 1987 and 1992, many patients, 32 to 64%, with chronic polyarthritis had tried Hijama as one of the unconventional procedures for treatment. Moreover, 60% of medical schools in the U.S.A have begun teaching Hijama as a part of Complementary Medicine (CM). Bloodletting is also being practiced at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical Center, two of the most prestigious medical centers in the world.

What is really surprising is the fact that Hijama is one of the most famous medical prophetic recommendations!!

Both he (peace and blessings be upon him ) and his companions performed Hijama.

Ibn `Abbas said: "The Prophet was cupped on his head for an ailment he was suffering from while he was in a state of ihram, at a water place called Lahl Jamal." Ibn 'Abbas added: "Allah's prophet was cupped on his head for migraine headache while he was in a state of ihram." (Al-Bukhari)

And Jabir bin 'Abdullah paid Al-Muqanna a visit during his illness and said, "I will not leave till he gets cupped, for I heard Allah's Prophet say, "There is healing in cupping." (Al-Bukhari)


What is Hijama?

Hijama is a treatment that stimulates specific points on the body by creating a vacuum in a suction cup placed at various points on the body leading to an increase in the flow of blood in this area. This is thought to draw out harmful excess blood from diseased organs nearby and so promote healing. When Hijama is combined with bloodletting this is called "Wet Hijama” or “bloodletting cupping". In “Wet Hijama ” the skin is previously cut, so that blood would actually ooze into the cup where it could be removed.

Hijama in Old Practice

Originally "Bloodletting" (phlebotomy or Al-fasd in Arabic) was only referred to in cases of polycythemia, a condition where due to the rapid formation of blood cells, it is medically warranted to bleed or reduce the amount of the patient’s blood volume. But due to its simplicity and its therapeutic effects, the applications of Hijama were endless. It was used to drain blood and pus from abscess and for sucking blood from poisoned wounds, poisonous snakebites, and boils. Later on, since this therapy is simple and its therapeutic effect is good, the range of indications has been expanded to cover problems in the internal organs.

The publications of old physicians corroborate the ability of Hijama to speed up healing of many diseases. It has been used successfully to help in treatment of some illnesses belonging to internal medicine, such as, lung infections, pulmonary tuberculosis, abdominal pain, stomachache, digestive problems, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, hypertension, common cold, dysmenorrhea (painful menses), swelling and pain in the eye. It was also used to treat painful joints, muscular spasms, particularly in chronic low back pain, numbness of the skin, and many other pain conditions.

Many Hijama practitioners have reported that the most important mode of action in Hijama is to get the blood to move. Therefore, it was used particularly for conditions of blood stagnation, poor circulation, cough, and asthmatic conditions.

Hijama in Modern Medicine

Although the mode of action of Hijama is still under investigation, practically speaking -on the therapeutic level- it has proven to be a remarkable success in many fields such as:

Hijama for pain control. Qingdao and Guying had reported that shallow puncture and Hijama are very satisfactory in treatment of pain and may yield distinct analgesic effect. The ratio of curative effect was 97.12%.

Headache and migraine. Duo has treated 100 cases of intractable migraine by acupuncture and Hijama. Seung an experienced Korean medical doctor recorded that insertion-bloodletting therapy is an effective treatment for headaches. Bleeding up to 100 ml of blood can be helpful in treating hypertension, one of the commonest causes of headache.

Rheumatic diseases. The following rheumatic disorders, when treated by Hijama either improve or come to healing successfully after just a few sessions: arthritis, low-back pain, muscular Fibrosis, spondylosis and chronic fatigue syndrome

Common colds and influenza. Folklore remedies and oral traditions in many cultures do certainly include Hijama as their main treatment for common colds. Dispelling cold is one of the traditional indications for Hijama. It is interesting to note that as the barbers in the early twentieth century created window signs advertising "Cups for Colds". Hong reported good results following the application of sliding Hijama (a type of cupping) for 250 patients with common colds.

Chest diseases. He et al had reported that treatment of cases with bronchial asthma using acupuncture plus Hijama lead to an immediate relief and improvement in pulmonary function. In some cultures the technique is also used on the back to treat asthma in children.

Dermatologic diseases. In 1993, Chen had reported treatment of acne by puncturing acupoint in combination with Hijama. Examples of dermatologic conditions, when treated by Hijama, either improve or come to healing successfully are: boils or abscess, herpes zoster, acne, cellulite, and urticaria.

Psychological diseases. There are also reports of using Hijama in conjugation with mental sedatives to treat schizophrenia. This method had a reported success rate of 91.68%. It is also employed to ease depression.

Faith and Science; the Ultimate Integration

Modern scientific knowledge therefore allows us to understand certain hadiths in the light of science, which until a recent time, have been impossible to interpret. This proves that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), hasn’t talked being driven by his feelings, as this was only a revelation sent down and none other than the Divine could have produced the Holy Sunnah.

What is initially striking is the complete agreement of the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) with modern scientific data and yet it is unthinkable that a man from Muhammad’s time could have been the author of them.

He (peace and blessings be upon him ) was neither a physician nor a scientist, as he was an illiterate person, but an envoy who received and transmitted Allah's Message and revelations.

Almighty Allah says,

(And thou (O Muhammad) wast not a reader of any scripture before it, nor didst thou write it with thy right hand, for then might those have doubted, who follow falsehood. But it is clear revelations in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge, and none deny Our revelations save wrong-doers.) (Al-`Ankabut 29: 48,49)


Sources

Qingdao L and Guying H (1984): The clinical observation of treatment of pain by shallow puncture and cupping.The second National Symposium on Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Acupuncture Anesthesia.Beijing.China. August 7-10, 1984

Duo X "(1999):100 cases of intractable migraine treated by acupuncture and cupping." Jornal of TCM. 1999 Vol 19.

Seung W (1998): Headache; difrential diagnosis and treatment by traditiondl Korean medicine, Paper 1st presented at World Congress of Natural Medicine,Malaga Spain. Brit.J.Acu.11:2.

Hong Z (2000): "Cervical spondylosis: 100 patients treated with sliding cupping." J Chin Med Issue2000 64 p. 40-41.

He JZ et al (1988): Observation on the therapeutic effect of laser-AP in 101 cases of infantile enuresis and its influence on constitution of the patient. 16:180, ex CAP&M 1988; 8 (Feb):17-19.

Chen D, Jiang N, Cong X (1993):47 cases of acne treated by prick-bloodletting plus cupping. J Tradit Chin Med; 13:185–6.

Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Ettner SL, Appel S, Wilkey S, Van Rompay M et al "(1998): Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States", 1990-97. JAMA; 280:1569-1575.

Skaar E (2004): "Why Blood letting may actually worked" .Science, Sept. 2004 vol 305: pp 1626-1628.

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Cassileth B (1998): "The Alternative Medicine Handbook." New York , NY1998: W. W. Norton & Co


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Sahbaa M Bondok holds a B.A. in Medicine and Surgery,Cairo University, 1997. She submitted the first thesis about the effect of Cupping Therapy on the Immune System for M.SC. Degree, Department of Microbiology, Al-Azhar University, She has a degree in Islamic Studies, Ijazah in da`wah and a member in The Commission on Scientific Signs of Qur'an & Sunnah.

FEATURED THERAPIST:
Dr. Sahbaa M Bondok

LOCATION
Egypt

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Email: sahboob19@yahoo.com
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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Hijama in Pakistan - by Usman Baloch


"Hijama in Lahore, Pakistan" - by Usman Baloch

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Usman Baloch - a male cupping therapist based in Lahore, Pakistan.

- Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up being a hijama therapist?

My name is USMAN MUEEN UD DIN BALOCH, I did my MS in Computer Science in 2000 and did my masters in commerce from Punjab University Lahore and then started my career as CONSULTANT OF TAXATION in my father’s firm which in his business for over 35 years now, I had an interest in alternative medicine as my grandfather was a famous "HAKEEM" (herbalist) in his area and forefathers were also from the same field and my uncle is still in this field. After studying so much in hadith books about hijama, for example I found over 300 hadith in 7-8 books of sunnah of the prophet, I started looking for this knowledge around the country. I travelled to villages, towns, cities, and found many persons who know / or were practicing this (most of them are dead at the time of writing this on 1/10/2009).

I come across a person named “Hakeem Ghias ud Din“ from India who is running 2 hospitals in Delhi, India, and this is their family business. In early 2003 I treated my first patient of acute skin diseases and that person slept just after 30 minutes of his 1st treatment after many weeks and months of insomnia. Then till today I am learning hijamah and fasd and practicing in villages, towns, cities and so far I have dealt with hundreds and hundreds of patients alhumdulillah


- What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?

All kind of pains from head to toe, in arms, shoulders, neck , backbone, legs, feet, heels. I have most success in pain relief alhumdulillah, and I have experienced very few patients who show very little recovery and that is just because they did not repeat the treatment a third time, but most of the patients experience relief in a very short period of time specially patients who were unable to get relief with pain killers they get relief in just 1 or 2 treatments and they stop taking medicine after 2nd treatment usually.

Reduction of weight without being hungry all the time is one major thing many of my patients reduce 20kg of body weight in one month and much from their thighs, belly and backside.

Sleep problem is another major thing that gets relief, usually patients who complain that they have no sleep even after taking pills usually have sound sleep with out any pills.

High blood pressure and diabetic patients stop taking all kind of medicine after getting treatment and they are living a healthy life now.


Addiction is another thing, I have one addict patient who was taking 15-18 injection of biprofeen every day for his addiction along with some sleeping pills for over many years, he came to me on 15/9/2009 and in just 16 days he is no more an addict. He so far had about 10 treatments and with controlled diet, he is having normal sleep and doing exercise now, and I hope this becomes a great success story for the treatment of addicts in the world.

- And do you find that in your experience, the conditions/illnesses that you have come across respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy? And if so, what are they?

Hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, cancer, diabetes, skin diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer, migraine, back pain, all kinds either it is related to disks or just heaviness, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, eye infection, throat infection, ear infection, muscle aches and pain, addiction

- Also what would you say about using cupping as a general preventative therapy (which by getting rid of bad blood/ toxins in the body may help prevent conditions like high cholesterol/ heart disease / cancer in the long term)? And how often would you recommend this (once a month? once/twice a year?)

Someone from UK asked me "do you get hijamah for yourself?" I said: "I don’t find a second person around who get this much treatments of hijamah and fasd like me, and I am very happy, healthy person since I am getting hijamah treatment, and person who once get treatment from me for any diseases never need to go to a doctor for some sickness except flu or fever, he would just come back to me for treatment whenever he needed it.

Yes I prefer it for myself on every 17, 19 or 21 of every lunar month but some time I miss one or two of these dates, so recommend for everyone to get one treatment on any of these days as a general prevention and getting rid of bad blood /toxins from the body, this help many conditions of heaviness in head and legs and back, where the patients can not give any name to it or nothing bad comes in lab test results they recover in just one or 2 treatments of hijamah or fasd (whichever is needed)


- As a hijama therapist, how often do you get hijama done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

As mentioned above I get it done every 17, 19 or 21 of every lunar month from students or my elder brother who is always with me and helps me with patients

- As a Muslim country, what is the overall prevalance of hijama therapy in Pakistan? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy ?

As a Muslim country , people don’t resist to hijama but as they don’t know about Islam or hijamah hadith they feel weird at first, you have to convince them and now the point come for me that patients bring other patients from their family and friends and convince them before they bring them to me, or patients who are tired of having too much medicine tablets and injections from doctors and no results, they see themselves the results of my patients and they come to me convinced.

But yes it is not available in hospitals or clinics, I am the first person who is doing this as a profession in this decade and I have established clinics and many persons who are practicing alternative medicine in the country now willing to learn and practice hijamah and few are actually now practicing in different cities


- Whereabouts is your clinic located in Lahore?
Al hijamah Center located:
1. Opposite Shahnai Marriage Hall, Main Road Gulshane Ravi, Lahore, Pakistan
2. Dera Usman Kulachi , 139 Tda , Ada 5 mile Layyah , Punjab Pakistan

I visit many clinics of hakeem and alternative medicine professionals when they invite me and gather their patients usually once in a month.


FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
Usman Baloch

LOCATION:
Opposite Shahnai Marriage Hall,
Main Road Gulshan-e-Ravi
Lahore
Pakistan

CONTACT DETAILS:
Email: musenett@gmail.com / info@cupping.ws
Website: www.cupping.ws

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Our thanks to Br Usman Baloch from Lahore, Pakistan for sharing the above post. If you have any questions for Br Usman or indeed have been treated by him and want to leave him a testimonial(!), then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

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Friday, 2 October 2009

Sunnah Days for Hijama Oct 2009 / Shawwal 1430



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BismiLah Arrahmaan Arraheem

Assalumu alaikum wa rahmatuLah wa barakatuhu

The Sunnah days for wet cupping (hijama) in this month of Shawaal are as follows:



Tuesday 17 Shawaal 1430 = 6 October 2009
Thursday 19 Shawaal 1430 = 8 October 2009




Cupping (Hijama) In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease

Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

The Best Days For Cupping (Hijama)

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory. It improves the memory of the one memorising. So whoever is going to be cupped then on a Thursday in the name of Allaah. Keep away from being cupped on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be cupped on a Monday or Tuesday. Do not be cupped on a Wednesday because it is the day that Ayoub was befallen with the trial. You will not find leprosy except (by being cupped) on Wednesday or Wednesday night." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3488)].

* 'alaa ar-reeq in Arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

As for the Islamic day and night, the night enters before the day. So at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday night comes in. Cupping (hijama) is best performed during the daytime between the athaan of fajr and the athaan of maghrib because yawm in arabic means daytime.

Cupping (Hijama) Is A Preventative Medicine

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping (hijama). Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you." [Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].

The Sunnah days for cupping (hijama) every month are when the 17th or 19th or 21st of the lunar month coincide with a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. These are the best and most beneficial days for cupping (hijama). If one is not able to be cupped on 17th, 19th or 21st (coinciding with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month.

Dry and massage cupping may be performed at any time.

We pray you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or feedback.

JazakAllah khair for your support.

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…" [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

JazakAllah khair.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Interview with Dr Tamer Shaban, author of "The Complete Guide to Cupping Therapy"


Interview with Dr Tamer Shaban, the author of "The Complete Guide to Cupping Therapy"

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Dr. Tamer Shaban - a physician and author based in Egypt.

- Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up getting involved with hijama ?

My name is Dr Tamer Shaban. I am a physician. I got my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree before I got to know about cupping therapy. My father suffered from low back pain and Sciatica. He tried a conventional medicine without any success. A practitioner of cupping therapy did the procedure for him, and his symptoms disappeared. He was in need of doing cupping therapy every month for three months and then whenever the pain would appear. I learned cupping therapy from a university professor, and got a certificate in Cupping therapy and another certificate in acupuncture to treat my father. Then I studied many other complementary medicine therapies such as herbal medicine, hypnotherapy and nutrition.

- What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?

All types of pain conditions, asthma and infertility

- And do you find that in your experience, the conditions/illnesses that you have come across respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy? And if so, what are they?

Yes, the success of cupping therapy in pain conditions is about 90%, and in infertility about 60%. I do not recommend to do cupping therapy for diseases without any evidence of its effectiveness for that disease.


- Also what would you say about using cupping as a general preventative therapy (which by getting rid of bad blood/ toxins in the body may help prevent conditions like high cholesterol/ heart disease / cancer in the long term)? And how often would you recommend this (once a month? once/twice a year?)

Cupping can be done as a preventive therapy (as a type of sunnah) but until now there is no study conducted to show if the cupping therapy prevents the body from any disease. There is no bad blood in our body, it is a collection of old red blood cells and inflammatory cells which produce pain. It can be done once per year.

- How often do you get hijama done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

A physiotherapist professor did hijama for me to treat migraine, and it was very effective

- What is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in Egypt? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?

Hijama is a well known therapy, there are good practitioners especially physiotherapists. Cupping therapy is still under research, it is not available in hospitals. Egyptian universities made a great contribution in the field of cupping therapy with many positive results. Many researches were conducted and submitted for master and MD degrees in the field of cupping therapy in Egyptian universities.

- If you know of any clinics / hospitals that provide hijama therapy in Egypt then where would you recommend people to go for this therapy, if they are visiting Egypt?

I recommend to do cupping therapy in your country (UK), and you can contact International Cupping Therapy Society for the available clinics in your country.

- You are a founder member of The International Cupping Therapy Society, please tell us a bit about that, who the members are, what you have achieved so far, and how therapists can join this society.

International cupping Society is one of my achieved dreams , I worked with Dr Munir Ravalia of Zakariya Health Studios (www.zhijama.co.uk) to do that. We have now members from all over the world, from USA, UK, Croatia, Netherlands, Egypt, Australia, India, UAE and other countries.

We will publish a magazine in the field of cupping therapy (Cupping Today) from 1st January InShaa allah. We have organized an International Cupping Society Diploma. Cupping therapists are welcome to join the society. Please visit the Society website for more details www.internationalcuppingsociety.com


- How long did you research this therapy before writing your book: "The Complete Guide to Cupping Therapy"

About five years.

- Finally, where can people buy your book/s

You can find them here:
www.cuppingtherapy.info
http://stores.lulu.com/doctor2000


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Monday, 14 September 2009

A review of Cupping by Dr. Rehan Zaidi, a licenced Naturopathic Physician


Cupping - Written by Dr. Rehan Zaidi from Amman, Jordan

The following article is reproduced and adapted from http://www.mysticmedicine.com with the kind permission of the author.

INTRODUCTION

Cupping, like many natural treatments, adheres to a paradigm of body physiology that is dissimilar to our modern day understanding of physiology. As in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is thought to have channels of excess and deficient energy that require balancing. Cupping is a method of manipulating this energy to achieve balance and consequent cure.

TYPICAL SESSION

The following is a typical cupping session:

* The practitioner asks the patient about his or her chief complaint and associated symptoms.

* Based on this picture the practitioner confirms the diagnosis by asking seemingly unrelated questions about the patient's temperament, likes and dislikes, sleeping patterns, and possibly diet.

* The patient is then instructed to sit or lie in a position depending on where the cups will be applied. Cups are usually applied to large, flat body surfaces such as the back, but other limbs can be included depending on the need.

* The practitioner ignites a ball of cotton held with tongs. With the other hand he holds a special cup at a slight angle near the patient's skin. The burning cotton ball is inserted deep into the cup and then removed,and immediately the rim of the cup is placed fully onto the skin. The flame has warmed and expanded the air in the cup and suction is created as it cools, pulling toxins from the skin.

* These cups are placed on the body for 5-15 minutes.

* For the blood-letting portion the cups are removed and then slight superficial incisions are made to the skin. The air in the cups is reheated and this time venous blood is suctioned from the cuts. Up to 250ml of blood could be taken from the body per session.

* Bruise-like welt marks remain on the skin where the cups were placed, but they disappear within 2 weeks. The cuts may take a bit longer to heal, often with minimal or no scaring.

* People usually describe a sensation of wellbeing and lightness in the body following the session, but discomfort during the blood letting procedure is expected.

ENERGETICS

Hijama is an ancient method of healing that dates back 281 A.D. Commonly called cupping, it is actually a combination of both cupping and blood-letting. Cupping alone is the application of vacuum filled cups to specific areas of the body. Blood-letting is usually performed with cupping, although cupping is often performed without blood-letting. Blood-letting is the part of the treatment that drains the body of "excess" blood. Both methods provide their own therapeutic effects according to Eastern medical sciences such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, but the full hijama treatment is believed to be stronger in its effect. Nevertheless, blood-letting is not indicated for all people receiving cupping because it may be more than certain patients can handle. According to the energetic theory of the body, the body may have deficient or excess energy. Excess-type conditions would benefit from the draining effect of blood-letting, but a person suffering from a deficient-type condition may be harmed by the procedure. An excess condition, for instance, might be seen in a young man who has developed a strong barking cough, has a large robust body and full red face. On the other hand, a deficient type condition may be seen on a thin and weak elderly woman who complains of a chronic cold that she can't get rid of. She may be a candidate for cupping, if it is indicated, but not for blood-letting.

WHY USE THESE ANCIENT METHODS?

Despite Modern Medicine's dismissal of the practice as crude and uncivil, cupping is revered for its healing capacity throughout the Far and Middle East. But does cupping genuinely work or have all these millenniums just been filled with false claims?

Although these therapies were known to the Arabs long before the Islamic era, prophetic traditions promoting their practice may be one reason hijama continues to be widely used. Sayings such as "Blessed is a servant who practices cupping (hijama). It cleanses the blood, dries out internal inflammations, and brightens the vision," and "Cupping (hijama) is one of the best medicines," are just two among many in sahih hadith collections like Bukhari.

Another possible reason for the continued use of hijama in the Middle East may be that it has become part of an Eastern cultural tradition which has been passed down over the years by various classes of people, from those with no medical training all the way to physicians. Formal training for the practice is rare and regulation is unheard of in the Arab World. So many people have seen hijama used in their own households that they feel comfortable enough to administer and likely teach the practice to their family members.

In China, North America, Australia, and parts of Europe however, integrative practitioners that use cupping are formally trained in the practice and it is a regulated act. The practice makes sense physiologically, and this is perhaps the reason for the medical support it receives. Applying a vacuum to the skin and drawing blood can both stimulate the bone marrow to produce new, healthier blood, and both can increase blood circulation and decrease chronic pain in localized areas of blood stagnation. Nevertheless, these basic physiological explanations fall far short of explaining the incredible array of conditions that cupping has claimed to cure over the years. As such, it is fair to say that there is a lot to the body that we still do not understand and thus may have to learn from other paradigms that provide explanations such as the Eastern medicines that recognize energies as real forces acting within the body.

THE CRUX

As we begin to investigate alternative medical approaches, many physicians will dismiss non-conventional practices as unscientific. Keep in mind, however, that Western medicine admits the use of many conventional drugs whose effects are still not fully understood. What all this means is that there is a lot going on in the body that we don't quite understand yet. Recognizing patterns of how the body reacts to certain interventions is the only way to discover new treatments. Although anecdotal evidence does not prove that cupping works, it definitely draws attention to the subject for further investigation. As such, cupping's long track record and the large number of people who faithfully stand behind the practice warrants scientific studies to be performed on the subject. Until then:

* Do not abandon any proven conventional treatments in favor of cupping.

* Avoid hijaama if you have a phobia of seeing blood, have a bleeding disorder, or are on anticoagulant therapy.

* If you decide to go the alternative route, find an experienced practitioner, or ask about qualifications and training if possible.

* Do keep an open mind especially if conventional medicines are not helping as much as you would like.

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