Hijama Cupping Therapy

Recently I had a Cupping Therapy Session and the Story So Far

I was drawn to Cupping therapy some time ago, maybe three or four years when I first learnt about it. The cupping therapy as I understand it stems from an Islamic Tradition going back thousands of years.

Cupping (Hijama in Arabic) is an ancient, holistic method for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Though the exact origin of cupping therapy is a matter of controversy, its use has been documented in early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices. Diverse human civilizations have contributed to the historical development and continuation of cupping therapy. This narrative review describes the history of cupping, historical definitions, cupping instruments and uses of cupping therapy. Electronic searches of relevant databases (PubMed, Google Scholar and OvidSP) were conducted using keywords and Boolean operators. Manual searches and references of published articles and books were also conducted. A number of articles (N = 625) were retained for extensive review, and finally 83 articles were included in this paper. The historical descriptions of cupping therapy were found in ancient human civilizations of the Eastern and Western world. There were inconsistent data concerning the origin of cupping, definitions, instruments, procedures, definite advancements and research in Hijama over centuries. Cupping therapy fell out of favor in 17th and mid-18th centuries but recovered popularity in modern medicine. Currently, cupping therapy is used for health promotion, prophylaxis and treatment of a variety of diseases around the world. Cupping therapy with a good safety profile has a checkered history and is a well-recognized traditional method for managing medical conditions. Currently, the scope of cupping therapy is expanding, and a growing body of research is providing additional evidence-based data for the further advancement of cupping therapy in the treatment of a variety of diseases.

The abstract above is fromĀ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

My own experience came from one of curiosity and also an idea that as a spiritual practice the act of receiving such treatment could well have a beneficial effect in shifting stuck or limiting energies.

It was by accident that I discovered Sadat and learnt that he is a practitioner of Hijama or cupping and it is something that has been in his family for generations. I was a little nervous about the practice as it involves cuts being made on points on your body, in my case the back. The cuts are made with a scalpel. First some vacuum cups are used to pull the skin and muscle below, then these are released and small cuts made, after which the suction cups are re-applied.

If you are interested in having some cupping therapy with Sadat then call him to book an appointment onĀ  07454598789

Or alternatively message Sadat about booking a treatment for cupping therapy.

Sadat also starts the treatment with a preliminary 10-12 minute back massage which he says will aid the process, this is something that very few Hijama or cupping practitioners do. I went to Sadat with an age-old shoulder pain, right shoulder, which he determined to be an injury potentially to my rhombus muscle tissue, that could well be true. I have never seen a Western Medical practitioner about it and really I try my best to stay clear of Western Doctors for anything apart from diagnostic purposes. It is interesting that Sadat has very cleverly integrated the body knowledge imparted by the West and is a trained Sports Masseur and he has managed to utilise this newer knowledge system with the more ancient practise.

It is without doubt that I can say as a result of the treatment I had with Sadat something energetically has shifted in me and I found it a great release. Also the pain in my shoulder has improved dramatically. There is no doubt in my mind that having this therapy has profound beneficial effects on both my body and my mind and therefore has some deep underlying spiritual significance as well.

The video is not the best quality unfortunately as it was compressed in a whatsapp message however here are some pictures as well of my back after the treatment. Sadat said to treat the back areas that had been cut with Olive Oil, I chose to use Bio Oil instead which was very restorative I felt
This is How My Back Looked about 4 Hours After the Treatment
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This is how my Back Looked 48 Hours After Treatmentcupping therapy

This is How My Back Looked 4 Days After Hijama Therapy
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It is recommended that you fast three hours before the treatment, I decided to fast from the night before and as my treatment was at 4pm I feel that had a significant benefit as well.

I have booked another appointment for Spring Equinox and prior to having the Hijama treatment I am going to fast for three days

So if you want to try something new and exciting to benefit you physically or spiritually then contact Sadat for Cupping Therapy

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