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Al Shifa Hijama (Cupping Therapy - Alternative Medicine)

Alternative Medicine Practitioner in Katy, Houston (By Appointment Only On WhatsApp @ +1.346.307.4049)
Reopening at 11:00 AM on February 6
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Sunnah dates for Hijama for the month of Oct (Muharram) are:
Sunday 10/8
Tuesday 10/10
Thursday 10/12

Hijam is completely natural and spiritual and it doesn’t have any known adverse effect so Hijama is fairly safe as long as patient goes to trained Hijama therapist


6 months ago
I got a Hijama (cupping) done last year. It was really good and professional. The service was great, the location very clean and the price is reasonable. It made a huge difference in my back pain. I would definitely recommend.
- Saba E
10 months ago
Al Shifa Hijama did work with integrity and good intention. After the Hijama yesterday, I already feel better. I appreciated that whether knowing I was Muslim or not, she did the procedure with spiritual intention, according to Sunnah, while reciting and completing things thoroughly. Everything was very clean and I would definitely go again.
- Kyli T
11 months ago
Amazing experience! The place was very nice and clean! Woke up next morning all fresh and energetic! Will definitely go back!
- Kevin S

Hijama Therapy - Revival of Sunnah

Hijama (Wet Cupping) is revival of sunnah. ‘Hijama’ in arabic is derived from ‘Hajm’ which means ‘sucking’. Hijama is also known as cupping therapy which is the process of applying cups to various points on the body by extracting toxic blood by creating vaccum inside the cups. This is a natural therapy hence falls under alternate medicine practice to cure most of the diseases. Hijama was also known as ‘Seenghi Lagwana’ in ancient times, Hollow horns were used for Hijama.

Hijama is the best remedy recommended and used by our Messenger (). The Messenger () said, “Indeed the best of remedies patients have Hijama” [Saheeh al-Bukharee (5371)].

Hijama therapy offers many spiritual & therapeutic benefits. It has been used for thousands of years to treat painful symptoms e.g. sciatica, back pain, and clearing congestion in the chest which can occur with colds and flu, but cupping has recently gain popularity for its ability to help tissues to release toxins, de-acidifies tissue directly, enhance blood circulation to stimulate the immune system, and reduce stress as it releases chemicals in the brain that may reduce stress and depression.

Hijama is a minor surgical excretory procedure, where negative pressure applied to skin surface using cups creates skin uplifting inside which local pressure correspondingly decreases around capillaries (Boyle’s law). This causes increased capillary filtration, local collation of filtered fluids, lymph and interstitial fluids and their retention inside skin uplifting. This dilutes chemical substances, inflammatory mediators, nociceptive substances, bathes nerve ending in collected fluids and breaks tissue adhesion causing decreased pain (Taibah theory for dry cupping therapy).

On removing the cups, dramatic increase in skin blood flow occurs (reactive hyperemia). Scarification of surface of skin uplifting opens skin barrier for evacuation of fluids with Causative Pathological Substances and prevents their absorption at venous capillary end. Immediate second cupping pressure is transmitted through skin incisions to create a pressure gradient and a traction force across the skin and capillaries leading to excretion of collected interstitial ()fluids (including lymph) with Causative Pathological Substances, filtration of capillary fluids containing Causative Pathological Substances, bleeding at puncture sites and increased release of endogenous opioids (analgesic effect)

What does patient feel during or after Hijama

Hijama can be mildly or moderately painful. The degree of pain varies from person to person and the location of cupped area of the same body. The sensation of pricking with needle (lancet) or surgical blade suing cupping is quite similarly to insect bites. Post cupping symptoms varies person to person which can be a feeling of sleepiness, dizzy or little weak or lack of sensation at cupped place. These symptoms are common and doesn't stay long. 

Benefits of Hijama

Hijama helps in boosting immunity, detoxification, stress relief, improve blood circulation, pain relief, anti aging, fertility, regulate mensuration periods,  improving skin conditions, energizes, revitalize and rejuvenate management.

Potential Side Effect of Hijama

Hijam is completely natural and spiritual and it doesn’t have any known adverse effect so Hijama is safe if patient goes to trained Hijama therapist. However patient could have potentially these side effects in the area where the cups were applied:  - Mild discomfort, Burns, Bruises or Skin Infection

Note: Hijama Therapy is available for Men and Women. Himaja for Women is performed by licensed female Hijama Therapist.   

Few useful video on Hijama on YouTube (copyrights are maintained by respective publisher of the videos):

10 Amazing Benefits Of Hijama - A cure for most of the diseases  

Cupping Therapy for Athletes and the Benefits  

Maulana Tariq Jameel on Hijama

Disclaimer: As practitioners licensed by the Pastoral Medical Association, Tabassum Tabassum and Imtiaz A Siddiqui at Al Shifa Hijama Houston do not practice medicine. Hijama procedures performed by sister Tabassum and brother Imtiaz are non-medical procedures, more specifically, they do not examine, diagnose, treat, offer to treat, cure, or attempt to cure any physical or mental disease or disorder, or any physical deformity or injury. And they do not prescribe any drugs or medications or recommend change of dosage or discontinuation of any prescribed drug or medication.  If you have a health emergency or in need of any medical treatment, you should consult your Primary Care Physician. This is strictly religious and spiritual based, per guidelines of Sunnah of our Messenger (ﷺ)

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