Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Hijama Case Studies on High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Asthma, & Pneumonia by Hijama Nation Practitioners

The following is a guest blog-post by Mudassar Raja of Hijama Nation who are hijama training providers. 

The following are some more case studies by Hijama Nation practitioners.

Note: Hijama Nation respects their students and their patients’ privacy so we are not declaring any of the names. These are real case studies, which have been submitted by our students.

Hijama for High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol: A Case Study

Hijama Practitioner Location: Walthamstow, East London UK.

Br. A.R’s main illness is high cholesterol and high blood pressure (intermittent). He is on medication and has had hijama on Sunnah points only.

In the 1st session, I used a combination of different hijama techniques, e.g. massage cupping, hijama on Sunnah and kahil points as well as dry cupping on his liver, kidneys and heart points. I advised him to cut down on junk food which can be very harmful in this disease.

Br. A.R had some problem in his shoulders and could not twist his neck. So, I decided to treat his neck and shoulders through massage cupping in session 2. After massage cupping, Br. A.R was able to move his shoulders and neck. His pain was the result of using high pillows on his bed.

My patient’s shoulder and neck pain totally disappeared after 2nd session. Now, in the 3rd session, I treated him from his secondary Sunnah points, also his jagular (Al-Akhda’ain), tailbone, hips, middle thigh (on the back of legs), his calves, both feet and inner ankle. I suggested him to take manuka honey and cut down on junk food again.

Br. A.R felt tired on the day of cupping but after that he felt better and relaxed. In 4th session, I did head cupping on the crown ( yafookh ), used dry cupping on constipation points, general massage cupping and cupping to treat his headaches which were caused due to constipation. I advised him to drink lots of water, also keep fasting on Mondays , Thursdays or in the middle of month.

In the 5th session, I did hijama on Sunnah points and heart points which improved my patient’s overall health and gave him a positive and energetic feeling. Though, I advised him to keep him away from junk food and chocolates which can make him hard to cover the disease.

For 6th session, I decided to work on his pressure points, dry cupping on head, forehead and on kidneys. I advised Br. A.R to get a regular hijama treatment every month, or at least every 2 months.

How did Br. A.R feel after the treatment?

Br. A.R says,’’ my health has improved a lot after wet and dry cupping by the practitioner. Now, I feel less pain in shoulders and feel less headache than before. My blood pressure has turned from high to lower blood pressure point. The cholesterol level has also improved much’’. Br. A.R further explains, 
‘’I would like to continue hijama regularly as I have benefitted from the treatments.”

Hijama for Asthma – A Case Study

This is a case study by one of our students from East London, UK
The patient’s name is G.A, a female, aged 37. She had been suffering from asthma. She took inhalers only when needed. She had back pain and pain in the chest area due to asthma. She had a weak bladder. Her general muscle tone and posture were also poor.
G.A had Hijama a few months back, and as a result of previous session her asthma was better than before. But she still had some mild wheezing at night now.

In the 1st session, I used fixed cluster cupping on the patient’s body to assess the toxins. I also did massage cupping on her back. At the time of second session, the patient’s lung points were very dark. After the session, her asthma was better and she had only mild wheezing at night. I advised her to cut down sugary drinks and to drink water instead.

Over a period of six treatment sessions, I performed hijama therapy on her neck sunnah point and lung points on the patient and as a result, the patient felt lighter, better and active than before. I advised her to take black seed oil with milk. Later,  I worked on secondary hijama points to boost her immune system. I  worked on tailbone area, back of the legs, middle thighs, calves, and the inner ankles and advised the patient not to eat bananas and oranges at night. By the third treatment, the patient had no wheezing that week.

She only felt aches and pain in her legs and shoulders. So, in the 4th session, I did massage cupping on the back, on the muscles of the chest, arms and legs. As a result, the patient’s muscle pain was much better. She had only mild wheezing now. Finally,  hijama was done on the upper back (sunnah ‘kahil’ area) and lung points. Generally, the techniques of massage cupping, dry cupping and fixed cupping were used to clear the stagnation and to improve blood and lymph circulation. After the 6th session, I advised her take regular cupping, to cut down sugary drinks and to take mild exercise. By the end of the course of treatments,  the patient had no wheezing that week so she didn’t need to use the inhaler for quite a while. 
Patient Testimonial by Sr. G.A:

“I enjoyed  my Hijama sessions a lot with Sr S. Her kind and gentle manner has put me at ease before and during hijama sessions. I always got advice from her about what to do before (e.g, no food before having hijama), during and after these sessions.

I found them very beneficial as I suffered from asthma. I noticed my wheezing was very minimal and I felt very well mash Allah. I also had a general well-being, more active and well Alhamdolillah.

The marks after the hijama faded quite quickly. Sr S advised me how to look after them with black seed oil. I am very happy that the Sunnah of hijama is being revived and I am passionate about letting others know of the benefits of hijama.

I am also pleased that Sr S asked me to have these hijama sessions regularly. I myself feel that I have benefitted from them very much. May Allah reward Sr S and everyone else involved in reviving this Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (SAW)”.
Jazakallah Khairun - Sr G.A

Hijama for Pneumonia-Case Study

This a case study by one of our students. The student is from Nelson, UK

I am a Hijama Therapist and my name is ‘’X’. Today, I am going to narrate my own cousin’s  story whom I know since my childhood. My cousin is a 37 years old married male, living with his wife and 2 kids.

The Problem

My cousin has been a personal coach, helping long-term unemployed people to find a job. He has been quite healthy up to around 10 years ago, then his health started to seriously deteriorate. As he is my cousin, I know a lot of his personal situation without asking him.

Although, during consultation he has mentioned that stress from his job, family problems, and caring for disabled relatives, all has seriously affected his own health. There is also evidence of metaphysical activity on him and his household. His wife had a stillborn baby a few years ago, and this also has had a great effect on his mental health as well as that of his wife.

He is overweight (19 stones), easily catches infections and does not sleep well at all. He also broke some bones in his right hand when he was involved in a fight about 10 years ago. The doctors have not been able to repair his hand, which is still swollen to this day, and causes moderate pain.

His diet is poor, consisting of lots of fast food and sugary foods, and very little exercise. He is currently being monitored for Diabetes Type 2. He has suffered many lung infections (at least once a year) and has been on several courses of antibiotics and pain killers, and finally has been referred to a specialist who diagnosed him with Pneumonia with a blockage in one of the lobes in his lungs. He has been off work almost 6 months recovering from Pneumonia.   

The Treatment
In the first two sessions, I performed hijama for the Pneumonia, third session for Diabetes, and last three sessions for general health. In all sessions, the blood flow was initially slow, but a lot of blood was removed. It was close to the maximum of 400ml per session. 

The Result
Since the first session, mentally he felt a lot more positive and motivated to improve his health. He has joined a gym with a personal fitness instructor, and, Alhamdulillah started going back to work.
His blood glucose has been more in control and he has not had any headaches at all since having hijama. He will continue to have regular hijama sessions, maybe once a month to further improve and maintain his health, insha’Allah.

He is very happy with the treatment he receives, as he is obviously seeing the benefits, and has referred several of his friends to Hijama treatment. This was my most challenging client, as there were a lot of health problems; every session was wet cupping; there were a lot of points cupped in all sessions.

I also had to do a lot of research about the illnesses, (Pneumonia and Diabetes). The client has a long way to go before he fully regains his health, but this treatment has been a turning point for him and he is taking good steps to improvement, insha’Allah.    


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