Hijama Highgate (cupping) is a method of treatment in which a cup is put on various points of the body and reflex zones usually on the back, abdomen or legs to cause local congestion through a negative pressure created by a special pump. The negative pressure can be also created by introducing heat in the form of an ignited material. Stimulating these zones by drawing blood flow to them in turn stimulates the tissue and internal organs to which the zones are believed to correspond. Also, the cups create minor bruising; this triggers the immune system. Then the cup is removed and a small superficial incisions using a sterile surgical blade are made. The cups are re-placed and a negative pressure (vacuum) is created again. The created negative pressure pulls out the diseased blood out of the body that in turn poured into the cups and then the diseased blood is disposed.
History of Hijama Highgate (cupping)
Ancient Egyptians had used therapeutic cupping as drawn on the walls of tombs and temples. Ancient Egyptians were the first to use cupping therapy systematically. Ebers papyrus, thought to be the oldest medical textbook approximately 1550 B.C., in Egypt, describes bleeding by cupping in order to remove the foreign matter from the body.
It is the process in which a cup is placed on specific areas of the body and negative pressure (vacuum) in order to collect the blood in that area with incisions to remove ‘harmful’ blood that lies just underneath the surface of the skin. Wet cupping (Al-Hijama) must be performed by a cupping (Al-Hijama) therapist.
HIJAMA AND CUPPING IN Highgate
The great prophet of Islam Muhamad (PBUH) had used Al-Hijama on his honourable head for migraine and on his honourable hip joint and back of the neck, lateral sides of the neck and between shoulders. It is mentioned in that recorded by Muhammad al-Bukhari (5263) and Muslim (2952), saying “The Al-Hijama is the best of your remedies”. Jaabir ibn Abdullah reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Indeed in cupping (Al-Hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]. Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper (Al-Hijama), in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire).” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5681),
Also the angels mentioned to the Prophet that he recommend Al-Hijama to his ummah (nation). Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (Al-Hijama), O Muhammad.” [Saheeh Sunan ibn Majah]. In the narration reported by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud ”the angels said, “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with Al-Hijama (cupping) .” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)]
Some of the benefits of Al-Hijama
- It removes dead blood cells from the cardiovascular system, purifies blood and increase red and white blood cells.
- It clears veins, arteries and capillaries.
- It clears blockages or stagnated circulation.
- It promotes smooth circulation of blood: decrease in blood carbon dioxide level and increase in blood oxygen level and allow blood to circulate more actively.
- It strengths immune system: Blood circulate more smoothly thus old waste products get disposed more effectively, immune system is strengthened and resistance against disease enhances.
- It promotes cell activities: cleansed blood circulates throughout the body, allowing cells to become more active and hormone secretions to increase. This retards aging process in many parts of the body.
- It allows the release of local toxins.
- It stimulates the lymphatic system.
- It balances vital energy.
Al-Hijama is a cure
Al-Hijama is very beneficial in improving the general heath and wellbeing; it is also a cure for a wide range of disease and conditions, for instance;
- Migraine headaches.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Pain in the neck and back and stiff or swollen joints.
- Stomach problems and stomach ulcers.
- High blood pressure.
- Psychological disorders.
- Some cases of paralysis.
- Back pain and joint pain.
- Constipation, digestive problems and loss of appetite.
- Lack of ovulation for women, menstrual problems, endometriosis, many other diseases and other women health problems.
- Involuntary urination.
- Sciatic nerve pain.
Hijama Birmingham | Cupping Birmingham
We offer a simple and straightforward cost of £35 for a cupping session with UNLIMITED cups, this includes Wet Cupping Hijama or Dry Cupping. On average a session lasts from 30 – 45 minutes.
Our therapists are fully insured for Cupping and Hijama Cupping Therapy.
Group booking of 2 or more: £30 per person
One to one treatment: £35
Mobile home visits: £45*
All sessions include unlimited cups
*Some areas will incur an additional charge depending on distance. We will inform you on your enquiry.
Suite 125, Bradford Court, 123 – 131 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0NS *BOOKINGS BY APPOINTMENT BASIS*
Our Hijama Cupping Clinic is based in Digbeth – Birmingham City Centre. With free parking and close transport links. We are less than one mile from the Bullring, Grand Central and Digbeth Coach Station.
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WE PROVIDE HIJAMA AND CUPPING ACROSS BIRMINGHAM, WALSALL, DUDLEY, STOURBRIDGE, OLDBURY, WOLVERHAMPTON, COVENTRY, LEAMINGSTON SPA, NOTTINGHAM, SOLIHULL, TELFORD, GLOUCESTER, WORCESTER, DERBY AND SUTTON COLDFIELD INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
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*Some areas might have an additional charge to cover fuel costs
Our therapists are fully insured for Cupping and Hijama Cupping Therapy. Our Clinic is based in Birmingham City Centre.