It is NOT like Bloodletting or Blood Donation. It is not invasive that it cuts veins or nerves. We only scratch the superficial layer of skin (Epidermis), more like a paper cut.

It is only when the cup is replaced upon the targeted point, and the vacuum (negative pressure) is created on the skin surface, that a few milliliters of fluids are sucked out of the small incisions that targets the micro-circualtion. The cupped area will only bleed as much as it needs to, ridding the body of toxic substances. Hijama differs from bleeding or bloodletting. Instead, Hijama filters and clears capillary blood and interstitial fluids.

As soon as the body has expelled stagnant, unhealthy blood, the cupped area will stop bleeding itself. Painful points tend bleed a little more blood and darker blood than normal points. The human body is amazingly intelligent and has an innate ability to heal itself. The incisions themselves hurt much much less than a blood test. The unhealthy fluids and blood are drawn, but there is no to minimal pain, you don’t even feel flow coming out.

General Bloodletting is either Venous or Arterial, However, Hijama is a controlled local scarification that removes stagnant blood from the micro-circulation (Blood Capillaries, Lymphatic Capillaries, Venules, Arterioles) and in the tissues surrounding body organs but not directly from the blood in veins or arteries.

Multiple studies by Medical Universities all over the world, has found a different blood composition for Hijama’s blood when compared to venous blood. Hijama’s blood is higher in concentration of, Aged and deformed red blood cells, Histamine, Uric Acid, Prostaglandins, Bradykinin (mediates inflammation by causing vasodilation, by increasing vascular permeability, and by stimulating the synthesis of prostaglandins), Cancerous cells, Heavy Metals, Lactic Acid, interstitial fluids..etc.. This is why we use the term Wet Hijama versus Blood Hijama as the removed fluids are not necessarily only blood, It could be pus, phlegm, interstitial fluid, lymphatic fluid, edema.. Hijama increases the process of tissue oxygenation and stimulates local tissue metabolism. 

To provide a related example, In the case of Hypertension, Many people believe that Hijama reduces high blood pressure by reducing blood volume which is incorrect and should not be the case. What Hijama does, through incision and Negative Pressure, is that it naturally causes the body to release Nitric Oxide, which in turn relaxes blood vessels, acts as a vasodilator, improves blood flow, eases up sore muscles; specially muscular and joint pain bi-syndrome, firms up erection and reduces arterial stiffness. If someone suffers from migraine or fibromyalgia, donating blood where not change their pain level, However when they receive Hijama, they usually report day and night difference in their pain level.


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