Hijama on the Head (crown) and Neck (carotid arteries or ‘jugular veins’) Work and Effect on the Body
The beauty of Hijama Cupping Therapy is that the results of this treatment are immediate and long-term. Whether you try dry, Hijama (wet cupping), you will feel different straight away. Many patients say they feel “lighter” and experience “mental clarity.”
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best treatment is Hijama Cupping; it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” (Reference: At Tirmidhi, 3053)
Important hadith about hijama
The Hijama really, truly does “cleanse” the blood and clears up all blockages and stagnation in the body. It clears out the whole cardio-vascular system. This is essentially because the primary “Sunnah Points” are at the nape of the neck and in the middle of the shoulder blades. These are the standard locations that a patient should have treated according to “Sunnah” (practices of the Holy Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]). The carotid arteries are also sunnah points and really help to reduce stress in the neck and upper shoulder;
Anas narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) used to have Hijama Cupping done on the veins on the side of the neck and the upper back. (Reference: At -Tirmidhi)
These are crucial points because the top sunnah point cleanses the whole head; ie brain, eyes, ears, gums, teeth and neck. The bottom sunnah point draws toxic blood from the vital organs in the torso, and also the extremities ie; arms and legs. This action allows blood to flow freely and carry vital oxygen to the brain. This nourishes the brain and enables the nervous system, and thus, the whole body to function properly. The immune system also becomes much stronger. More white blood cells are released to deal with the small loss of blood from the wet cupping. Muscles and areas of tension are relaxed and patients feel comfortable and positive at the end of a session.
So you see, the practice of Hijama is a beautiful thing…what more could you ask for? A natural spring clean for your body! There are no extra medical costs or harmful side effects from medicines and chemicals. You will feel refreshed and active, and you will have fulfilled a sunnah. What could possibly make you feel better than that?
Jabir (may Allah SWT be pleased with him said) “I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying; ‘Verily, Hijama cupping has cure in it'”.