Before the menstrual Cycle:
Hormonal changes (fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels) alters chemical balance in the brain and causes serotonin deficiency. This leads to irritability, insomnia, depression, abdominal cramps, Constipation, bloating, nausea, backache, acne, headache, food cravings, hot flashes etc.. Hijama helps manage the Premenstrual Syndrome and the Perimenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Hijama promotes the release of endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, enkephalins, endogenous opioids and opiorphin. This leads to better mood and pain reduction. In addition, Hijama also promotes the natural release of Nitric Oxide gas which induces muscle relaxation.
During the menstrual cycle: Hijama can be very helpful for women who experience premenstrual syndrome and during the period to help stabilize hormones and counter-effect muscle contractions “cramps”. Hijama has a positive effect on menstrual pains, especially around the uterus, lower back, and thighs. According to Mayo Clinic (Hormonelike substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps.) Hijama is proven to improve circulation and reduce Prostaglandin levels and ease up the menstrual cramps. Unlike NSAID pain relievers (Celecoxib, Naproxen, Ibuprofen..etc.), Hijama will not cause ulcers, renal failure, nausea..
Myth: If I get my period, I do not need to Hijama cleansing because impurities have already come out. (FALSE)
Period blood results basically from the womb lining leaving the body along with cervical mucus and vaginal secretions. Hijama pulls blood from capillaries and specific tissues surrounding organs at certain points. Hijama blood has different composition that is rich in cholesterol, uric acid prostaglandins, heavy metals, aged red blood cells, cancer cells…etc.
Myth: Do not get Hijama done while you are menstruating.
In some cases when a female is having changes in her period and imbalanced hormones, We prefer to do Hijama specifically during her the first few days of her menstrual cycle in order to achieve higher efficacy.
Why do women need Hijama after menopause?
The average age for menopause is 51. The production of estrogen and progesterone drop down. High blood pressure, anxiety, depression and weight gain are the most concerning changes after menopause. This is because Estrogen is a vasodilator that relaxes blood vessels. It increases HDL, reduce LDL, prevent blood formation. That could help explain why hypertension occurs after menopause. Hijama promotes vasodilation through relaxing blood vessels and triggering the release of Nitric Oxide gas. It also help reduce stress through the release of endorphins and serotonins.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women, manifested as well in menstrual disorders, like, (Oligomenorrhoea, Dysmenorrhea, Amenorrhea). Hijama, along with diet and lifestyle changes, can help females suffering from Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome and infertility. Hormonal disorders lead to enlarged ovaries and multiple cysts. By balancing hormones through Hijama, which also, clears blockage and inflammation from the fallopian tubes, females regulate their menstruation and restore their fertility. According to Dr Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Hijama was effective in treating the PCOS after four therapies in two months. Majority of females struggling with Hirsutism and Endometriosis reported significant improvement within a few sessions. According to Mahdi Biglarkhani, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Persian Medicine, School of Medicine, Wet-cupping on certain muscles, significantly improved menstrual cycles’ frequency and hirsutism after 4 and 12 weeks of intervention. By increasing blood flow and origination to the Uterine, Inflammation is reduced and blood congestion is cleared.
Effect on Period:
After Hijama, in a few cases, some women may experience a disruption in their menstrual cycle. The Menstrual cycle could be a week or two late or early. This is normal, your cycle will revert back to normal. In some cases, Hijama is higher in efficacy during your period rather than before or after.
Birth Control Contraceptives:
Birth control pills can have a dangerous effect on women’s health because they increase the chance of developing blood clots by 3 to 4 times. The new patches (trans-dermal contraceptives) may increase this risk even more. Both types of contraceptives can increase blood viscosity and drop the rate of blood flow which leads to red cell aggregation and clotting. Hijama can help alleviate the above effects by thinning the blood and regulating blood composition.
Hijama is not recommended during the first and third trimester of pregnancy as it could cause miscarriage or premature birth. Their are certain risky points, if avoided, Hijama would be safe and beneficial during pregnancy as in helping manage Gestational Diabetes, Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia.
After delivery (Post Natal Bleeding):
Whether the delivery was cesarean or vaginal, Hijama should not be performed in the first 40 days after delivery. At that time, the body is working on getting rid of the lining of the uterus. We have to wait for the uterus to heal and go back to its pre-pregnancy size. If the mother took epidural injection during labor, Hijama can help reduce the Neurological Symptoms of epidural, like weakness or paralysis or loss of sensation. Hijama has been found to be very effective in reducing pain intensity in women who suffer from Postpartum lower back pain. Along with Vitamin D and Zinc Supplements, Hijama helps address Postpartum Depression / Psychosis including mood swings and cry spells.
Dry Hijama is great during breastfeeding to help prevent conditions like mastitis and clogged milk duck. Breast pumps also can be helpful in this case. Remember that Breast pumps originated from Hijama cupping. Use a breast pump at home, after consulting with your doctor and Lactation Specialist.
Hijama can help correct Vaginal / Uterine Prolapse. Session will have to be repeated every six to 12 months on specific points (must include certain points on the head.) The prolapse may not completely resolve but it will be significantly tolerable. Exercise is very important along with Hijama. Heavy lifting must be avoided.
Can Hijama help me lose weight?
Hijama does Not dissolve fat or remove lipomas at all. Yet, it can aid in weight loss by helping alleviate stress, balance hormones, promote a healthy bowel movement and kickstart your metabolism. Hijama can definitely help reduce edema or excess fluids trapped in the body’s tissues which leads to a slimmer look.
Can Hijama Restore Lost Hair?
Baldness is a common concern for women too. It is not just Men who bald, Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. So can Hijama reverse baldness? Dead follicles can not come back to life. Be Wary of unsubstantiated claims roaming out there. Yet, Hijama can slow down hair thinning and even effectively reverse it. Hijama provides good soil for weak follicles by improving circulation, opening closed follicles and unclogging hair roots.
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