Hijama is safe, non-invasive and has no adverse side effects when performed in a hygienic setting by an experienced professional using the right type of equipment. Hijama will impact you with a deep sense of serenity, reconciliation and inner peace.
Temporary discoloration “Cup Kiss” will occur on the points of treatment. The discoloration is due to Ecchymosis, not Hematomas. However, they disappear on their own within 3-14 days. The redness around the cup is called Zone of Hyperemia. Hyperemia is caused in part by the release of Nitric Oxide which relaxes tense muscles, reduces inflammation, and increases vasodilation.
When specific points are addressed, and depending on whether we are simulating these points or detoxing, the body could get in self-defense by activating its survival mode mechanism. Now your body is ready to recover and rebuild itself in a way never thought possible. The result of that could be feeling fatigued and needing to rest. Isn’t that Detox Reaction the reason why you are doing Hijama? Yes, it is the way Hijama addresses imbalances in your body. This is known as Healing Crisis.. So pace yourself accordingly. Drink extra water, rest and chill… You are in the process of getting well through Homeostasis. Your Body’s best therapist, which is your own Body, is working on fixing you!!
Temporary itching and tingling could occur immediately after Hijama for about 24 hours. The reason for this tingling sensation is that nerve fibers send signals to the spinal cord that skin is being stimulated. The brain perceives those signals as itchy. Meanwhile, your body releases a chemical called histamine the helps the incision heal. Histamine causes a kind of allergic reaction that can make you itch. During the healing process, collagen cells expand and new skin grows on the incision site.
In some rare cases, as part of the overall rejuvenation that the body undergoes, some individuals may experience hypo-tension, Increased bowel movement, runny nose, light-headedness, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, acne, temporary increase of pain in the areas treated. These side effects are normal and go away on their own shortly, sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. Another very rare possibility, is fainting during or after Hijama. Some females may also experience temporary changes in their menstrual cycle, yet they soon revert back to Normal.
It is normal and harmless to witness a mild increase in the body’s temperature 6 hours after Hijama and up to 48 hours, as Hijama activates the immune system cells in the body.
Though extremely rare, some people, mostly females, may start crying for no known reason and out of no pain or discomfort. Yet When they finish, they describe a feeling of deep self reconciliation that makes them feel able to embrace and accept previous sad experiences or traumas like the loss of a loved one. This condition of Emotional Release is due to the fact that our fascia has more sensory nerves than any other tissue in the body, so as the fascia is released, the body’s sensations are woken up. This is a type of unintended emotional detox.