The benefits of Hijama were anecdotal but recently became empirical. One of the many Benefits of Hijama lies in the mechanism of creating a therapeutic trauma along with controlled non-invasive incisions at the Epidermis layer of the skin, which triggers an anti-inflammatory response from the body. Hijama reduces congestion, improves blood flow, releases vasodilators and activates the autonomic nervous system. It helps combat oxidative stress that causes neurogenerative disease and counteract free radicals. However Hijama must be accompanied by life style and dietary changes and not be considered a monotherapy. Other benefits are the direct result of the applied negative pressure which loosen the muscles, soothe the nervous system, and removes the blockage of the vital energy, fluids, phlegm, lymph, and blood.
Hijama has a great effect on Detoxifying, Oxygenating, reducing Carbonic Acid and De-acidifying the tissues on a cellular level. It dilates both left and right renal arteries and gets toxins like Uric Acid and Urea out of the blood stream which promotes kidney function. Hijama also promotes blood circulation, vasodilation, and also treats a large number of blood disorders. Hijama increases the number of white blood cells 3 hours post Hijama and Immunoglobulin 3 days post Hijama. When Hijama is performed on the right points, It stimulates the Lymph Glands. Due to Hijama being an Immuno-Modulator, it reduces the severity of Autoimmune diseases through its synergistic effect with other medications. Due to the increased circulation, the flow of white blood cells and Gama Globulin increases in the cupped area up to 4 times which helps clear bacterial and viral caused inflammation. Another amazing benefits is its ability to physically activate the flow of Lymphatic fluid which adds to the stimulation of the immune system.
Hijama can significantly reduce levels of heavy metals in the blood and interstitial fluid. Examples of Toxic metals include, mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), and selenium (Se). A recent study published on Jams, in 2018, found that the venous blood levels of some blood heavy metals, specifically, (Al, Zn, and Cd) were significantly lower in the same individuals 30 days after administering Hijama. These results are important in the light of the fact that, there is no effective modality that can excrete toxic heavy metals from the blood and interstitial fluids.
Hijama helps improve respiratory ailments, remove stagnant blood, expel heat, and provide pain relief, help with pain management and induces feelings of relaxation and stress relief. Hijama can improve your blood composition and blood quality. It filters out impurities from your blood. Multiple studies have compared venous blood before and after Hijama to find startling results. Hijama increases the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen to the cells. It increase the number of white blood cells.
Regarding diabetic patients who struggle with optic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy (especially diabetic foot) etc. Hijama plays a role in protecting against diabetic neuropathy. Hijama supports the immune and nervous system. It helps protect against the attack of antibodies to the pancreatic beta cells which boosts the secretion of insulin. Hijama promotes the release of Nitric Oxide gas which improves the response of our insulin sensitive tissues like the liver and skeletal muscles. Hijama also improves overall circulation by removing aged red blood cells, deposits, and free radicals. This all helps reduce unhealthy cholesterol and lipids. Hijama reduces the negative effect of free radicals on B-Lymphocytes, which leads to less damage to blood vessels and the peripheral nervous system in patients with type 2 diabetes. When Hijama is performed by a specialist according to specific guidelines that determines the type of sterilization, incisions, points, and dressing; it can help diabetic patients tremendously however, It could never alone cure type 2 diabetes. Hijama reduces blood sugar levels for diabetic patients.
Hijama reduces Creatinine levels in the blood specially for patients of chronic renal disease. This is why Creatinine, Uric Acid and Uria levels are always high in the blood drawn out by Hijama as part of the excretory function of Hijama. Hijama reduces Elevated liver enzymes, often indicate inflammation or damage to cells in the liver. Hijama reduces levels of hyperkalemia and hypernatremia. Improve abnormally shaped red blood cells. To sum up, Hijama motivates your natural healing powers to reach a healthy equilibrium for your physical, emotional and mental energy. It does not increase or decrease hormones, immune response, blood pressure…etc. blindly or endlessly. Hijama rather modulates and regulates the body to reach natural homeostasis.
Another benefit of Hijama is that it reduces risk for Coronary Heart Disease. Plaque buildup and the coronary arteries can result in decreased blood flow and oxygen to the heart. Which leads to Angina, Myocardial infarction, Arrhythmia and Heart failure. Atherosclerosis occurs when increase of lipid and fibrous tissues, build up plaque that attaches to the artery walls. High levels of Low density lipoprotein cholesterol increases the risk factor for development of atherosclerosis and CHD. Hijama has been found to reduce LDL Cholesterol and protect against atherosclerosis and vascular occlusions.
Hijama promotes the release of Nitric Oxide from the vascular endothelial cells during and after Hijama. Nitric Oxide is naturally released When Hijama impacts the tissue structure of the body, whether, by the application of negative pressure, or the incisions made during Hijama, it will numb the pain, Cause vasodilation, Relax muscle cramps, and lower blood pressure. Once the blood flow is restored during Hijama, the production of Nitric Oxide will increase which results in a reduction of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. The effect of Nitric Oxide during Hijama is systemic, so even areas not treated are positively impacted by its anti-inflammatory effect. Nitric Oxide also leads to a better sustained erection. Hijama has a proven effect on the composition of the blood by thinning the blood and regulating red and white blood cells to a healthy level but that is not all, it changes acidic blood into pH balanced or neutral blood.
Hijama is scientifically proven to promote healthy Circulation of the lymph to prevent lymphedema. It stretches open the lymphatic vessels while being dry cupped to relieve localized congestion, supplies oxygen and nutrients to cells. Then we follow that by wet cupping which helps unclog and remove the cellular waste, cancer cells, dead blood cells, uric acid, carbon dioxide, metabolic waste, and toxic waste from the inflamed areas. Healthier cells, lead to healthier tissues, which lead to healthier organs, which lead to healthier You.
In the case of Sciatic Nerve Pain, Hijama can help when the nerve is inflamed or irritated due to strenuous activity, mild trauma or anxiety. However, when the cause of Sciatica is pinched nerve due to Bulging disc, Herniated disc or Spondylolisthesis, Hijama may not be effective. In this case, a mild improvement could be experienced temporarily.
In the case of Knee Osteoarthritis for example, When inflammation occurs, the body produces Free Radical molecules. When too many Free Radical Molecules build-up, Oxidative Stress occurs which damages the knee synovium and cartridge. According to international medical research, Hijama stimulates the synovial fluid which frees knees from deposit build-up and improves its access to healthy blood, oxygen and nutrients before the cartilage wears away and the bones start to erode.
In a small study in Cairo, Egypt in April 2021 published in Dokkyo Journal of Medical Sciences, that aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of cupping therapy on the management of persistent Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and its associated disabilities in RA patients. Initially, the blood specimens were evaluated for hematological changes. Furthermore, the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and rheumatoid factor (RF) were investigated in blood specimens as a diagnostic tool for RA. The post cupping results demonstrated some significant reduction in inflammatory markers especially RF (p<0.007), CRP (p<0.05) as well as WBCs (0.03), and neutrophils (p<0.011) that are considered sensitive markers of inflammation. In addition, no adverse effects were reported from the subjects after therapy. Reduction in Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rates were indicative of a systemic reduction in inflammation.
Let us take Myofascial Pain, Trigger points (aka Adhesions/ Muscle Knots) as an example: Our muscles are built to contract and extend. While exercise strengthens and builds our muscles, Stress from poor posture or repetitive motion, for instance does not. When you sit or stand for prolonged periods of time and stress your muscles. The symptomatic muscle contracts for a long time. This contraction decreases blood flow oxygen, increase lactate levels, builds up calcium inside the muscle and turns muscle fiber acidic. This local energy shortage and metabolic restriction, activates pain receptors. The contraction knots can’t relax and the muscle become shorter. Stress on the muscles also hinders its ability to get rid of its toxic cell waste. This results in restricted blood flow and builds a band of fibers that can not be popped (as it is not a joint). It can be felt as a band of muscles with harder than normal consistency. When it becomes painful, you see a doctor, then a chiropractor, then an acupuncturist and then comes massage, yet the improvement is temporary and pain comes back. While Hijama can not always provide permanent cure, It provides in most case unmatched relief that starts gradually after 48 hours and lasts for months. This is because the combination of negative pressure and incision made on the skin both increase blood flow, (carrying nutrients and oxygen), improve microcirculation, release trigger point, restore muscle length and strength and remove toxic waste outside of the body.
Hijama Beautifies as it promotes better blood circulation and provides deeper nourishment to our internal organs. it rejuvenates the skin by reversing the aging process. Hijama increases both the temperature and metabolism within the skin. it allows for efficient functioning of sebaceous glands and better flushing of the capillary beds which rejuvenates the skin. It has been proven by numerous studies that Hijama dilates topical capillaries and increases dermal blood flow. This is why Hijama tightens the skin and reduce cellulites.
Hijama can get rid of water retention, as in Edema, and cellulite by breaking up adhesion under the skin which causes dimples in fatty, fleshy areas. By increasing circulation, the body can detoxify naturally. It sucks out fatty acids, debris, and toxins which have harmfully settled in the tissues, and that allows for ample flow of vital nutrients throughout the body.
What really amazes a lot of physicians is that, Hijama can treat a condition and its opposite. You start to wonder. In other words, Hijama Regulates and Moderates the body, as in the case of hypertension and hypotension, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, over active and under active immune system.
Hijama stimulates the release of Endorphins (Morphine like substance) and Enkephalins which reduces feeling of pain; Which are released in part due to the discomfort caused by the negative pressure and incisions applied. The release of the above promotes Endogenous Pleasure Substances like Serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. What is good for the body, is also good for the mind. Hijama also stimulates the release of Opiorphin, Opiorphin inhibits the destruction of Enkephalins beside acting as an antidepressant. Hijama mitigates symptoms of neural imbalance and hyperactivity. No wonder people use it overcome addiction withdrawal symptoms.
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