Thursday, 27 February 2014

Hijama for sacroiliac pain post delivery

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with a female patient about her experience of hijama therapy in Qatar for the treatment of sacroiliac pain after delivery.

 Hijama for sacroiliac pain post delivery

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

I was suffering from bilateral sacroiliac pain (inflammation) on both my hips for the past 4 years after  delivery by Caesarean-section. My life was not normal. Getting up, from a lying down position, standing after sitting squatting down to play with my toddler was a pain which wouldn't let me enjoy my life as a normal person.

- What other treatment did you try before trying hijama therapy?

I had done all kinds of allopathic treatments in different genres ( ortho, neuro, rheumatology).
Tried numerous painkillers, ointments,oils massages. etc for 4 years. I was shunting between doctors and therapists.

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

I live in Qatar and I went to a female therapist after searching from Hijama Directory.

- What did the treatment involve?

My treatment involved wet cupping 5-6 points in first session and wet cupping along with massage cupping using aroma therapy  oils and some massage in second session.
- What was the result?

Alhamdulillah  I can feel tremendous change.
My pain has reduced to great extent, I never could think before hijama that this pain would go.

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

Alhamdulillah my result says it all..definitely my therapist did a great job in my case. She handled my feelings and my thoughts with utmost care and  hospitality.

After making sure I am not anaemic she started to brief me with the procedure and with great hygenie she started applying cups.

Before undergoing treatment I was bit nervous as to how much painful the procedure might be.

But when she told me that 3 points are over I couldn't believe it, I said when.??!!...
She advised me with pre and post conditions about hijama.

She even advised me few follow ups and some aromatic oils which would make me free of the minute pain which I have.
Jazak Allah Khair to her.

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

She had her Hijama course done from U.K.and learned with many specialists in Qatar and India.
She has even obtained a first class course in Emergency medical first aid from the sole local Hamad Hospital  recognised by the Supreme Health Council to handle any emergencies with her patients and advise them accordingly.

Hijama Care




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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Leicester Hijama Centre has now moved to ICAHT Centre of Integrative Medicine

This is an announcement by Leicester Hijama Centre who are hijama therapists based in Leicester, England:

"Oh Muhammad! Order your Ummah with Hijama."
[Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)]

Update to our previous post:

Leicester Hijama Centre now open in the East Midlands

After 3 years at our previous clinic, we have now moved to bigger and better premises within the ICAHT Centre of Integrative Medicine in Leicester

Our new address is:
Leicester Hijama Centre
ICAHT Centre of Integrative Medicine
83 Rolleson Street

Some examples of conditions that we may be able to address with hijama therapy.

- Low Energy
- Detox
- Poor Concentration
- Migraines
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Infertility
- Shoulder Problems
- Insomnia
- Neck Stiffness
- Period Pains
- Skin Conditions
- Arthritis
- Stress
- Tension
- Swellings
- Post Surgical Pain

Male & Female Therapists Available

Appointments* via advanced bookings only - call:

0116 3400 786
*Medical assessments may be required before treatment in some cases, assessments are performed by a Qualified  Medical Doctor. Please note that not all patients are suitable for hijama therapy & that we reserve the right to refuse treatment.

Leicester Hijama Centre

ICAHT Centre of Integrative Medicine
83 Rolleson Street

Tel: 0116 3400 786


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Thursday, 13 February 2014

An introduction to the Blackburn Cupping Clinic

The following article is by Mohammad Ehsan of Blackburn Cupping Clinic, a male and female team of Hijama Therapists in Blackburn England.

Blackburn Cupping Clinic is run by Dr Sahdia Choudry and Mr Mohammad Ehsan. Dr Choudry is a GP from Blackburn, having completed her hospital training and General Practise training locally. Mr Mohammed Ehsan also from Blackburn works as a Radiotherapist, specialising in Radiotherapy and Oncology. With over 15 years of experience working in the NHS, both are well aware of the he
alth needs of the local community and surrounding areas and the co morbidities that exist.

As healthcare professionals we encounter many patients on a daily basis who suffer from chronic diseases, often multiple illnesses and patients who are on a variety of medications. These patients have often seen specialist services yet are still troubled by ill health. We have found that these patients are seeking alternative treatments for their illnesses to provide relief from the symptoms which have a huge impact on their daily lives.

With this in mind Blackburn Cupping Clinic located at Blackburn Healthcare, 1 Blackburn Street, was established. Having researched different types of therapies, Cupping stood out as a viable alternative to conventional medicine.  Cupping is a well known therapy which has been practised throughout the ages. It is a popular form of traditional Chinese medicine. In Islam, Cupping/Hijama is a valued Sunnah remedy which was undertaken by Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and was highly recommended as a treatment for all diseases. There have also been various medical studies carried out which have consistently shown that cupping is an effective treatment for many ailments.

Health problems treated by Cupping include diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis/joint pain,
headache, women’s problems, IBS/stomach ulcers, hormonal imbalances, men’s health, depression, skin disease, asthma, weight management and so many more. It is a natural form of pain relief, promotes blood circulation, boosts the immune system and improves physical and psychological wellbeing.

At Blackburn Cupping Clinic we maintain high professional standards, focusing on patient care. We operate in a purpose built clinic, with strict emphasis on hygiene and clinical safety.

Blackburn Cupping Clinic prides itself on its first rate, friendly service at very competitive prices.

We are fully qualified Hijama Practitioners with the additional advantage of being experienced healthcare professionals, providing tailor made consultations and treatment plans as well as providing aftercare to give our patients the best possible results. It is so fulfilling to put our years of medical experience to use within the local community and offer a sought-after therapy with successful results.

Mr Mohammad Ehsan
Blackburn Cupping Clinic

Mohammad Ehsan
Dr Sahdia Choudry


Blackburn Cupping Clinic

Blackburn Healthcare, 1 Blackburn Street

Tel: 07968 060 874
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Friday, 7 February 2014

Book Review : Hijama vs Cupping by James M McConnell

Hijama vs. Cupping
No Ijaaza, No Hijama

Understanding and Protecting the Ancient Art of Hijama Therapy

By  James M McConnell

Author: James M McConnell, who is reputed to be a highly trained and experienced practitioner in traditional Hijama therapy in Syria, and has been credited as being one of the first (if not the first) to bring Hijama therapy to Western and internet audiences (, and who received an Ijaaza (permission / authority from a Hijama teacher) to practice Hijama in 2003.

This books central argument is that Hijama is a religious practice and is not the same as cupping. If you don't have Ijaaza (which can roughly be translated as permission/ authority) to practice Hijama from a previously authorised Hijama master whom you train under as an apprentice, then you are practicing cupping and not Hijama, such chain of authority going back all the way to Prophet Muhammad

This is yet another part of the debate that often rages in the field of Hijama and an earlier post on the same topic generated many varied views and comments :

Who should perform Hijama?

While not everyone will agree with the central theme of this book, this 129 page book provides an all
round overview of how traditional hjiama is done, and some plausible theories of how it works and  how it fits in with the problems and challenges of the modern world, as well as provide other holistic advice that can help us take charge of our health like living a simple life and eating slow local foods. It also highlights a few spiritual aspects looking at Hijama from a religious perspective, and discusses the importance of things like meditation and charity as forces that can also have an impact on health, but is something that is perhaps not so well understood and appreciated nowadays.

A chapter on how Hijama is performed in the traditional sense highlights a environment friendly method of performing Hijama as well as the traditional points used for Hijama, and one of the final chapters touches on what impact the gravitational effects of the moon might have on the fluids of the human body (just like the moons effect on the tides) that would have some implication on choosing the best days for having Hijama therapy.

So while the book does not claim to be a medical explanation for Hijama nevertheless, the book we feel is worth a read for the following reasons:

- Author seems to be well-versed and experienced in traditional Hijama therapy
- The book covers many related issues in the modern western world, which make a good case for why Hijama (as a detoxing method) might be more relevant than ever in todays world given our current diets and lifestyles and potentially toxic environments. So some sound holistic advice is also given in this book which if taken on board may greatly enhance the detoxing, health-maintaining and treating effects of hijama therapy

- The book is not a medical book, and is not intended to be, (and therefore has a standard medical disclaimer stating that the book is not meant to replace medical advice), so if you are looking for detailed medical explanations of how hijama is used for lots of different medical conditions, this is not the book, although there are some plausible theories suggested for how for example hijama may be cleaning out the cardiovascular system, and how it may have a role better oxygenating the human body.
- While the book does explain the process of the Hijama procedure as done within the Ijaaza system it  book is not a manual to learn hijama, and again not intended to be, as the author's central point is, Hijama can't be learned from books (which many will somewhat agree with), but by practical application within an Ijaaza apprentice system

While this book's central theme may not be agreeable to everyone, this book gives a good viewpoint of Hijama as seen by the traditional / religious therapist. The author touches on the spiritual aspects of learning hijama and learning in general which is, as he claims in many places, almost completely lost in today's secular, material world

For our first book-review, this book gets a 7.5 out of 10. If you are a Hijama therapist or enthusiast and the issues mentioned above are of importance to you, then read this book, even if you may find that you don't entirely agree with all the points and claims made therein, nevertheless the author's knowledge of traditional Hijama and his many years practical experience gives invaluable insights to the topic of Hijama therapy as potentially applicable in today's world.

If you liked this book review, leave your comments below, and let us know if there are any other Hijama related books you would like us to review.

Hijama vs Cupping

James M McConnell


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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Hijama in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates

Hijama in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates by Zeeshan Ahmed Khan

The following is a guest blog-post by Zeeshan Ahmed Khan, a male Hijama Practitioner in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates.

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

Actually my brother in law used to forward me selective Tibbe Nabawi emails, which I really liked a lot.  Then, in May 2011, I was diagnosed with high level of Triglycerides and Cholesterol as well as Fatty lever due to high number of my SGPT reading.  Since I already have some emails about Tibbe Nabawi so I contacted Abu Abdul Wali with my lab tests results. He responded to me with Tibbe Nabwi Diet and Herbal medicine and most important he asked me to have Hijamah.  In short, after hijamah and change of my diet. My results were amazing. That day onward I decided to learn Hijamah and help others.

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

I have conducted Hijamah session of various illnesses, such as for Sehr/Magic Sciatica, for hairloss, male infertility, Lipids, ALT/SGPT, Uric Acid and Gout. Alhamdulillah I believe that ALLAH (SWT) has given cure to people because of Tibbe Nabawi. Since, not only do I fully follow it but I also ask my patients to follow it for the best results.

- 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. All of above mentioned illness responded well to Hijamah, specially Lipids/Cholesterol, Joints Pain, Blood Pressure and Sehr/Magic.

- Do you have any interesting case-studies that you can briefly share with us from your hijama treatments?

One of my patient suffering from High Blood Pressure, Lipid Profile disorder and most of all low sperm count/ Oligospermia, consequently he could not enjoy fatherhood even after 3 years of marriage. He came to me and discussed his case. I first cupped him 8 points on back as prescribed by Tibbe Nabwi and then started Arad Khurma followed by three points under belly button. Alhamdulillah, within six months he gave me the good news, and lab results were surprising for his doctor as well that not just his sperm count increase but also his lipid profile and BP level improved significantly.

- 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?)

I am an ardent believer of Tibbe Nabawi and Hijamah. So I must say Hijamah should be used as General Preventive therapy as well. It is recommend minimum twice a year or maximum thrice a year.  I believe that Hijamah alone is not the solution; all principals of Tibbe Nabawi should be incorporated to have complete Shifa. InshaAllah this Shifa will have long lasting effects.

- 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 get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

Alhamdulillah I take hijamah every four months as preventive measure. MashaAllah it keeps my lab results ideal, I shared my lab results last month with the Tibbe Nabawi Forum members.

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

Its prevalence is comparatively less than other countries. But still it is available in some clinics which are on commercial basis without guiding patients post Hijamah steps and dietary change.

- Whereabouts is your clinic or practice located and what services do you offer?

We are located in Al Jimi – Al Muraijeb area of Al Ain City, UAE.  We offer services to Tibbe Nabawi referred Patients. I believe that Women's Hijamah should be strictly performed by female therapists, for which, Alhamdulillah my wife is trained as well. Many sisters got cure and ALLAH (SWT) give Shifa through her hands.  Because she also emphasize on all principle of Tibbe Nabawi to her patients.

- Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would like to appreciate your efforts to spread the message of Hijamah the Sunnah Nabawi way of Tibb. I would like to advise all your reader to understand the value of Hijamah and Tibbe Nabawi. Any one who would like to know more about Tibbe Nabawi the Sunnah way of cure can visit

Current Lipid profile

Zeeshan Ahmed Khan


Al Jimi – Al Muraijeb area
Al Ain City
United Arab Emirates

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