How does Hijama relieve pain?
A lot of people consider Hijama because they are experiencing pain. Hijama is reconstructive and regenerative, yet it is minimally invasive. It does not just mask the pain, it rather gently heals the body on a cellular level. Hijama has no match in addressing Idiopathic pain. Modern devices like MRIs and Blood Tests do not always detect what is wrong with us. People have to wait for their condition to exacerbate before a diagnosis can be made. At the beginning of a disease, the diagnosis is difficult but the treatment is easy. However after the condition gets worse, diagnosis becomes easy while treatment becomes difficult. The solution is not always painkillers, cortisone shots, nerve blocks, etc.
Hijama relieves congestive buildup on sensitive nerve endings. It diffuses Noxious Inhibitory Controls and clears toxic substances out of the body. When the body is injured, the immune system triggers inflammation, the release of white blood cells (to fight infection), and Fibrin protein (a fibrous sticky protein that helps form blood clots). While Fibrin is important for the healing process, excessive amount of Fibrin has devastating effects on the body.
Due to our modern lifestyle and diet, the human body gets stuck in this inflammatory mode chronically. This excessive amount of Fibrin forms a tight mesh. This mesh slows blood cells that carry oxygen and nutrients from feeding sore joints. Though the body can dissolve excessive Fibrin, scar tissues, and cellular waste by releasing proteolytic enzymes, our body gets overwhelmed due to the excessive amount of fibrin especially when we age.
The negative pressure of Hijama, along with the incisions, improves blood circulation and breaks down adhesions. Healthy blood loaded with Oxygen and nutrients relieves the pain triggered by Hypoxia (lack of oxygen). Therefore, Hijama reduces pain sensations and even overrides pain signals. It stimulates the sensory nerves on the skin. The pain-inhibitory effect of Hijama is not limited to the targeted area, it expands to include the areas controlled by the relevant nerve. The stimulation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves positively affects the organs that are under their control; This helps shed some light on how Hijama impacts Endogenous Chronic Diseases.
Hijama’s goal is not to just mask the pain. It addresses the root cause of pain as Hijama facilitates the drainage of Causative Pathological Substances CPS. CPS includes both disease-causing substances and disease-related substances resulting during disease pathogenesis. Hijama activates the mechano-receptors in the periphery which triggers Hijama mediated analgesia in the form of endogenous opioids.
Oxygen-starved tissues cause pain, as in muscle ischemia-induced pain. Also, tissue damage causes pain and inflammation which reduces our physical ability. The damaged cells release chemicals including histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins. These chemicals cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues. When the vicious circle starts, Hypoxia triggers pain, Pain triggers a reaction from the sympathetic nervous system which leads to further vasoconstriction of the blood vessels and reduced oxygen and nutrients. This fluid buildup slows down the exchange of oxygen and nutrients at the cell level. Hijama can suction out the pain by removing the excess fluid in the tissue space. Studies found that increased vasodilation is associated with decreased pain.
Hijama suctions out, through the incisions, local pain substances such as Substance P, Prostaglandin, Inflammatory cells, Bacteria, Antigens, Hemolyzed blood cells, Harmful biological and chemical substances, etc. That fluid mixture contains collected interstitial fluids with CPS, and filtered fluids (from blood capillaries) with CPS. Hijama excretes excess localized interstitial fluid that exerts pressure on nerve endings. Therefore, Hijama treats pain sources through the dilution, removal of CPS, and bathing of nerve endings besides promoting the release of endogenous opioids like endorphins and enkephalins.