Tuesday, 29 October 2013

My Hijama journey by Laila Rashid

The following is a guest blog-post by Laila Rashid, a female Hijama Practitioner in Ilford, England

My Hijama journey - by Laila Rashid


My name is Laila Rashid.  Approximately 3 years ago, I first received training in hijama with Health Means Wealth.  This was a one day workshop and gave me a brief insight into hijama.  I did this with the intention of reviving and following a sunnah.  I have since then by the permission of Allah swt helped family and friends in optimizing their health.

A year or so after this I suffered from severe stomach pains, many times the pain would become so severe that it would become unbearable to stand. I would have to go to A & E in hospital and would just be given a strong pain killer called Tramadol. The doctors did further tests including an ultrasound scan and found nothing that could explain the pain. Alhumdulillah by the grace and mercy of Allah swt, I found a Syrian sister who performed hijama on the spots behind my stomach on either side of the spine. A lot of clots were removed and cups filled quite quickly. I was extremely astonished to find that those pains never returned. So often we turn to western medicine before seeking help from Allah swt and his sunnah. This taught me a lot and since then I have been fascinated by the therapy and treatment that hijama brings as well as prophetic medicine that is completely perfect and flawless and comes with absolutely no side effects unlike western medicine. 
During this period I asked Allah to bless my work and further allow me to benefit my Muslim sisters allowing me to become more skilled and to place baraqah in my work. 

Alhumdulillah by the grace of Allah, I found Hijama Nation and decided to embark upon their course.  During my course with Hijama Nation, Alhumdulillah I have gained a great deal in terms of the history of hijama and where it originated. I was fascinated to know that cupping was once widespread throughout the whole of Europe and Asia and dates back all the way to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and the Chinese. I was also interested in the ruqyah and metaphysical links to hijama and have begun to incorporate the recitation of ruqyah ayahs whilst performing hijama on my patients. There is much shifaa in the words of Allah swt and I felt this was very important.

During the course, I gained a better understand into the physiology and anatomy of the human body and this allows a better grasp of human disease and the organs affected. This effectively allows to assess the patient’s needs better and provide a suitable treatment plan. Certain diseases and their correlating hijama points is interesting and is something that will always be referred to before each consultation and treatment along with the benefits of sunnah points. My understanding of the lunar cycle and its effects on hijama therapy is something new to me and I have realized the importance now of trying to adhere where possible to treatments being performed during the mid month time.

Its been a wonderful experience for me and I have gained so much understanding, I plan to study more hijama related literature in the near future and hope and pray to become more skilled and proficient through experience.  My practical day with hijama nation allowed me to gain the skill of cupping and ensuring the procedure is done with patient care being our fundamental concern.
I recite during each hijama session and take time to make dua for each patient individually.

As a hijama therapist, there is so much pleasure and satisfaction when people return to you pleased and to see how their lives have improved.  I always remind my patients that your treatment was from a sunnah and it is Allah who cures.   I fear for them to associate their relief to me rather than the all powerful , one of Allah’s attributes (Al Shaafi – the healer).

I like to also advise every patient that has received cure from hijama, to think of it as a kick start to a new way of life that involves more spirituality and worship.  A better and healthier diet and a more active lifestyle.

Laila Rashid (CHP)
Ilford, Essex
For appointments contact (sisters only) - 07515879750
Qualified from Hijama Nation 

Laila Rashid (CHP)

United Kingdon 

Telephone: 07515879750
Website: www.facebook.com/sistershijamacenter

Our thanks to Laila Rashid for sharing the above post. If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback, 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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Sunday, 20 October 2013

How to establish Hijama - A Webinar by Hijama Nation

The following is a webinar on hijama by Hijama Nation, who provide training in Hijama Therapy.

The topics covered in the webinar are:
1.         What is Hijama?
2.               Who should get it performed?
3.               When to get it performed?
4.               Where to get it performed?
5.                The procedure of Hijama
6.               How many times to get it performed?
7.                Some case study about patients
8.               Case study by our student
9.               How to learn Hijama?
10.          Details about our Hijama Course

Special Eid Ul Adha Promotion on the Hijama Nation course 
for Ahealth and Hijama Nation subscribers only
Regular fee: £975
Limited time only, 50% Promotion: £486
2 installment of £243
 Offer ends on 31st of October 2013
60 days money back guarantee

To apply, email us at info@HijamaNation.com by October 31st

Hijama Certification Course Information

1) The course is flexible which you do on your own pace and at a time that suits you.
2) The course includes online text and practical training instructional videos
3) The course includes live practical training in U.K and through Skype internationally
4) Our course is approved by CMA (Complementery Medical Association)
5) Our students receive certification that allows them to practice Hijama in many parts of the world (Check the requirements of your local City).
6) Our Certification allows our students to become members of CMA (Complementery Medical Association)

This course offers a well-rounded history of Islamic and Chinese natural healing methods. It also focuses upon the Lunar cycle and other issues that pertain to Hijama. Students will learn about;

1. Cupping Therapy: Definitions and types of general Cupping Therapy, rules and history of Hijama, equipment, how Hijama works and  benefits. Hadiths. Ibn-Sina (Avicenna) and other Muslim Medics.

2. Hijamaology: Introduction to Islamic Medicine, Ibn-Sina and Humoral Pathology (“Four Humors & Temperaments”), Ibn-Sina’s “Canons of Medicine”, “Quwwat e Muddabira” (or “Vital Force”), Four Humors and Temperaments, Introduction to pathology, medicine and surgery. Introduction to metaphysics, Ruqyah and energy work. Lunar cycle, moon phases, gravity, tides & oceans, and how they all affect Human behavior. Fasting and Hadiths. Hijama Theory, Sunnah points, Hijama point locations and treatments.

3. Physiology, Anatomy & Pathologies: Vital organs, glands and body systems, functions of blood.

4. Best Practices: Patient care and procedures, medical forms and clinic practices. Self care and protection. Health, hygiene and safety Practices. Business practices; fees, marketing, workshops and promotional techniques. Case studies Preparation. 

5. PRACTICAL TRAINING: Patient care and procedures. Self protection, basic, standard Ruqyah and metaphysics. Health and safety. Observations of methods and techniques of dry, massage and wet cupping application. How to use equipment safely and effectively. Practical training of Cupping applications and incision techniques. Case studies & practical exam.

Students will be tested with quizzes, multiple choice questions, essays and case studies at the end of each Unit. There will also be a final written and practical exam at the end of the course. Upon completion of all course requirements, students will be fully trained, qualified and prepared to Practice the healing art of Hijama Wet Cupping Therapy in the real world.

For FAQs about the course or to watch student feedback about the course, please visit http://HijamaCertification.com

Since this event is not public, don’t enroll through the website. To Apply, email us at info@HijamaNation.com

Hijama Nation

Email: info@HijamaNation.com

Our thanks to Hijama Nation 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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Saturday, 12 October 2013

My Hijama Course experience - A testimonial from a Hijama student of ICAHT

The following is a testimonial by Arif Malik on the Hijama Diploma course by ICAHT - The Institute of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy

My name is Arif and I am currently doing the Institute of Clinically applied Hijama Therapy (ICAHT) Hijama course. I have just completed month 4 of the diploma and inshallah have 2 months left on the course.
I thought it would be good to write down my own observations and personal experiences of my journey on the Course.I will be open and honest.
My journey I guess began about a year ago.I sort of stumbled into the Ruqyah profession...that’s another long story!!! Anyway I began to read a bit about hijama via some of the web pages that I had come across and thought this would be good to do as well ...It kind of went hand in hand with the Ruqyah I guess.
I have had hijama done myself, twice before a years ago. I remember I did it with the imam of the local mosque and some brother from Libya who had a blade in his hand and an empty plastic jug with cotton wool in it in the other. We sat on the mosque floor ...the rest is a memory.
Anyway back to the journey...I was introduced to ICAHT by a sister who was looking to do hijama, she had been a qualified nurse for 20 years and she wanted to get into something that would benefit people. She said she had researched the course and that it would take 6 months to obtain a diploma.
I thought great! It must be very good and quite intense if its 6 months. So I did my own research and thought you know what the course sounds good. I like the structure of the classroom learning, self learning, case studies and clinical sessions. Looks and sounds very professional and for me it was the fact that it was being run by highly qualified staff .i.e. doctors who knew what they were talking about.  In my mind this was the deal clincher.
So I registered and then went to Leicester for the first portion of the course which involved live lectures and classroom leaning at Leicester University. I attended and there were a mixture of people, most of them were from the medical field, nurses or health and beauty centres and a few doctors and dentists thrown in...Hmm I thought ...this is going to be intense as I do not come from a medical background at all in fact I was in the law profession for 20 years.
The initial few days of lectures was intense there was a lot of front loading sessions ...the practical of the Hijama i.e. the dry cupping was the good part. I enjoyed that bit and having the wet cupping done by other students was interesting too. I guess it depends on the confidence and ability of the other students. I was lucky I had a doctor practise on me and me on him. I think I was lucky ..well he did cut deep and slow...lol, However this was all under the supervision of the teachers and experienced doctors so all within acceptable limits.
So I completed the lectures and felt there was a lot of information to be digested especially as I was from a non medical background. So the next part was the self study section, we were sent assignments and video lectures every month and we had to complete them and send them back. This was ok in some parts, namely various topics each month explaining certain medical aspects to try and understand how it relates to the hijama that we would be doing later on.
My own feedback in relation to this was that I would have liked to have seen the learning objectives for the assignments. I felt at times I did not know how much depth was needed for each subject. I personally would have preferred a video of one of the instructors describing what the objectives at the start of each topic and explain more in detail some of the medical aspects.
I have 2 more assignments to do, they are very interesting. What I have learnt over the last few months has been fascinating. The human body is truly amazing. I guess it’s excited some passion in me to actually go and learn even more about the subject matter. It’s interesting to know how far I have come in terms of the knowledge base as a Hijama practitioner. Looking  back at the course materials that were given on day 1 of the lectures, I can honestly say it all fits in now and I can better understand the content after studying the various topics over these few months. What once seemed so hard and complicated now has become so simple and easy... I can actually understand all the terms and concepts we covered at the start with a comprehensive understanding of its relation to what I will be doing with my patients... this is because of the constant self study you have to do on the course. This is something that I will continue to do even after I finish inshallah.
Now we come onto the really fun part, the Clinical training. This is where we get an opportunity to do Hijama on real patients at one of the full time Hijama clinics associated with the institute. This experience was just breathtaking. Nothing beats real life on the job training. This was the real deal.
I arrived at the centre and was met by the doctors who told me what the structure of the day was going to be, they explained what they were looking for and marking and what we would be assessed on so in my mind I knew what I had to do to reach the standard required. Initially the doctors went and demonstrated what they were doing, talking through how and why they were doing it so I could see and try to understand. I then I began assisting and eventually I had a chance to take over some of the sessions while the doctors looked on. It was amazing to have this experience and be comforted with advice and guidance from experts with years of experience.
I had treated some family and friends before, but I guess you don’t really know how you do unless you compare yourself with the professionals. My first couple of patients were fine, no issues at all but I did notice that my technique was improving as I was being fine tuned by the doctors and through my own observations on the way they were working. This really gave me the knowledge and encouragement to proceed with confidence.  Within my first few days I had gained so much knowledge and experience seeing some really complicated and some not so complicated cases I started to understand how and why the doctor was working in the way he was and why he was treating patients in different ways depending on their case histories, blood pressure and other important factors. I had a eureka moment and thought to myself,  Yes! Voila!  I actually can do this!
Even on the practical side doing the Hijama, as time went on I noticed that I was doing much better, the cups were actually filling up properly (not that the amount of blood in a cup is a good indicator for a successful Hijama treatment) but the bottom line was that my cuts and the amount of blood coming into the cups was very very similarly to the doctors...so I knew I must be doing something right. I was allowed to practise myself and have almost completed my 20 hours ...I’m planning to go next week and finish it so that I can actually do my final stage of case studies. For me on a personal note the clinical experience is what it is all about, this is where you put what you learnt into practice and integrate all the aspects of learning together...I found it awesome!!
Another 2 months to go inshallah and hopefully get the Diploma ...I will write some further updates inshallah. I do feel sad and happy at the same time. Happy to see what I have accomplished and sad that its coming to an end. Although we are in the final stages we will soon have the ability to join the ICAHT membership in which we will stay in touch and continue our self directed learning to progress further. It is comforting to know that I have build relationships with the doctors, students and teachers and as an ICAHT member will always have access to them to refer back to, discuss and take guidance from in my new path as qualified Hijama practitioner.
I would like to say that ICAHT has delivered on what it set out to deliver. Despite not even completing the course I am already telling people to do the course in Jan 2014. At the start of the course the docors said that they wanted to create health professionals that could carry this practice of Hijama forward in the most educated, integrated and professional way and that it was quality and not quantity that they were looking for. They have created a professional framework that we must practice under with guidelines and standards of practice, they have provided the most detailed knowledge base to ensure that we as practitioners know what we are talking about in both the religious and scientific realms and have provided us with the confidence and practical experience to proceed further in the most professional way. I hope and pray that Allah makes me of the quality that they set out to create and that I can take this practice forward to help many more people in the future inshallah. I’m not on commission if you were wondering Lol.
Take care and my salaams 

ICAHT (Institute of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy)

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7533 446 373

web: http://www.icaht.co.uk


Our thanks to Br Arif Malik from England for sharing the above post. If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback on their training, 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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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

An Introduction to the BIHMC

 The following is a post by Br Ashiq Hussain of the BIHMC (The British Islamic Holistic Medical Council)

An Introduction to the BIHMC 

The British Islamic Holistic Medical Council (BIHMC) is a voluntary organisation representing and regulating Islamic complementary practitioners and therapists in Britain and Ireland. BIHMC is regulated by GRCCT  The General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies who are the UK Federal Regulator for Complementary Therapies.

Regulation and registration of complementary therapists in the UK is voluntary self-regulation. This means that there are no laws in place to protect the public from unqualified or incompetent therapists. For the past ten years and in accordance with recent government recommendations, the various professional associations in each therapy have been working together to agree standards and requirements for each type of complementary therapy.

We are dedicated to setting and promoting the very highest standards of complementary medicine and natural healthcare, to ensure best practice for practitioners and their clients. As a result, BIHMC members are recognised as leaders in the field of Islamic health. We administer a directory of practitioners.

The BIHMC supports any Islamic recognised therapy, providing training standards are high and our codes and disciplines are adhered to. We welcome all practitioners and associations that recognise the importance of working together within an umbrella group for the benefit of all. We embrace freedom of expression and respect for all, and we encourage the sharing of ideas and resources. We set out to protect the unique and holistic values of each therapy, within sensible regulatory parameters.

Another role of BIHMC with GRCCT is to provide a robust complaints procedure which in the event of a proven complaint has the option of removing the practitioner from the national register and and take legal action through with the local Environmental Health Dept in that city or town.

Practitioners on the National Register agree to abide by BIHMC Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics, are answerable to the BIHMC / GRCCT Complaints and Disciplinary procedures, maintain their training and knowledge with continuing professional development and have in force professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Please also bear in mind that the Complementary Therapies regulated by GRCCT are practised by in excess of 50,000 practitioners in the UK.

BIHMC provides the public with information services for the safe and appropriate choice of Complementary Medicine. BIHMC believes in promoting the standard of Best Practice in addition to the basic standard of Safe Practice for all practitioners and therapists who work within Complementary Medicine.

BIHMC actively supports the regulatory process for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). At present the BIHMC is assisting several Working Groups in the field that are considering both Statutory and Voluntary Self-Regulation.

Also important to know is that BIHMC courses / training are regulated by Ofqual who are regulator of qualifications, examinations. The main way they regulate is by setting the standards and rules that awarding organisations like us need to meet when we design, deliver and award regulated qualifications. they monitor awarding organisation like us and qualifications to make sure that standards are maintained




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Our thanks to BIHMC from England for sharing the above post. If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback on their training, 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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