A Comparison of Hijama or cupping and Acupuncture

Hijama vs Acupuncture

Comparison of Hijama or cupping Therapy and Acupuncture

Alternative forms of therapy or medicine, acupuncture is one of the most common suggestions. Derived from the Latin words acus meaning needle and punctura meaning to puncture. However, theoretically speaking there is more to the complementary therapy than just poking needles into someone and hoping it makes them feel better. Lets understand how acupuncture works. We also hope to cover some of its similarities to Hijama.

Acupuncture Process

 

 

Acupuncture Middles

 

 

Acupuncture existed for nearly two thousand years, it is a method by which the natural balance of the body is restored. The Chinese believed that the internal balance of the body could be compromised by blockages of the meridians or energy channels which disrupt the flow of Qi – pronounced as chee–or energy. In introduction of west acupuncture was often placed under the label of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TMC and connected to eastern philosophy and spiritual practices. However, acupuncture is very popular.

 

In order to improve the flow of oxygen, nutrients and blood through the circulatory system, Acupuncture therapists use needles to make blood vessels dilate and stimulate the nervous system, activating nociceptor, sensory nerves and proprioceptor fibres in the process. By doing so, they aim to increase blood flow to specified areas of the body and strengthen nerve signals to the brain, prompting it to release pain killing agents known as opioids. The needles inserted into the skin, at various depths, usually number between five and twenty per session and remain in the body for approximately ten to twenty minutes in order to maximise the desired effects.
In terms of how it affects the body, Acupuncture shares a number of benefits with Hijama. Both therapies aim to improve the flow of blood and oxygen in the body as well as the overall health of its blood vessels, organs and nervous system. Hijama and Acupuncture encourage natural healing and have been known to treat similar health conditions, such as stress, migraines, anxiety, insomnia and general body pain. They are both often preferred as a form of alternative medicine due to the lack of side effects that are otherwise found in the medication prescribed by doctors and psychiatrists.

Hijama or Cupping Therapy

Hijama or Cupping Therapy tends to different from Acupuncture in practice and, at times, in theory too. i.e, during the course of wet cupping treatment, pathogens impeding the cells and blood flow in the body are manually removed and discarded. The process of Acupuncture seems to be closer to dry cupping, wherein blockages of the bodily system are de-constructed and the resulting waste is redirected to the lymphatic drainage system. In terms of how invasive the procedure is, Acupuncture needles appear to penetrate deeper into the the body and are applied one at a time to selected points. In comparison, Hijama practitioners are able to influence structures deep within the body by making shallow and multiple scratches in the surface of the skin. Therefore, it can be considered a slightly less invasive technique. Unlike Acupuncture, most of the bodily mechanisms activated during Hijama can be clearly and scientifically explained.
Though they differ in certain ways, both therapies have benefitted patients and been used alongside each other to treat many different health problems, leaving individuals with a chance to choose the alternative treatment that they are most comfortable to pursue in their own time.
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Hijama or Cupping Sunnah Dates | Days – April 2018

Wet Cupping

Hijama or Cupping Days – Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam

There is sunnah days for hijama or cupping therapy in a Islamic lunar month as mentioned below.

Hijama Dates April 2018

1439 Rajab: 17th 19th 21st

April 2018: 4th (Wed), 6th (Fri) and 8th(Sun)

  • (04/04/18 – بدھ)
  • (06/04/18 – جمعہ)
  • (08/04/18 – اتوار)

 

Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam – Hijama Hadiths

Abdul Razzaq narrated that, “A Jewish woman brought to Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam a roasted sheep that she had poisoned, while he was in Khyber. Our beloved Prophet asked, What is this? She said, a gift, being careful not to say that it was from charity so that he would not eat it. Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam and Sahabah (his companions) ate from the sheep, then our beloved Prophet said, “Stop eating”. He said to the woman, ‘Did you poison this sheep?’ She said, “Who told you that” ? He said, this bone,’ meaning the ewe’s leg that he had in his hand. She said, “Yes”. He said, ‘Why?’ She said, I thought that if you were a liar, the people would be relieved from you. However, if you were a true Prophet, it would not harm you.’ Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam then used Hijama or cupping therapy thrice on the KAHIL (upper part of his back) and commanded that his Companions do the same. Yet, several of them died.”

Anas ibn Maalik R.A reported that the Messenger S.A.W.W said, “Whoever wants to perfrom Hijama or cupping therapy then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him.” (Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah – 3486).

Abu Hurairah R.A reported that the Messenger S.A.W.W said, “Whoever performs Hijama or cupping therapy on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” (Sahee Sunan abi Dawood – 3861).

 

حجامہ کے لیے نہایت ہی مفید ایام ہیں

حضور ﷺ نے فرمایا جو شخص چاند کی 17، 19 اور 21 کو حجامہ کرائے تو یہ اس کے لیے ہر مرض میں باعث شفاء ہو گا۔

 

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Hadiths About Hijama or Cupping Therapy

Hijama Hadiths

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Hadiths About Hijama or Cupping

There is many Hadiths of our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) regarding Hajama or Cupping Therapy. Some of listed below.

 

  • In Ghazwah Khyber while our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was poisoned, he took Hijamah at 3 points on the KAHIL, we feel that a cup was applied behind the heart (at the left of KAHIL), & the third was either a little bit lower to this point OR on the right side of KAHIL, Allah Knows the best.

 

  • Abdul Razzaq narrated that, “A Jewish woman brought to Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam a roasted sheep that she had poisoned, while he was in Khyber. Our beloved Prophet asked, ‘What is this, She said, a gift, being careful not to say that it was from charity so that he would not eat it. Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam and Sahabah (his companions) ate from the sheep, then our beloved Prophet said, “Stop eating”. He said to the woman, ‘Did you poison this sheep?’ She said, “Who told you that” ? He said, this bone,’ meaning the ewe’s leg that he had in his hand. She said, “Yes”. He said, ‘Why?’ She said, I thought that if you were a liar, the people would be relieved from you. However, if you were a true Prophet, it would not harm you.’ Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam then used HIJAMAH (cupping) thrice on the KAHIL (upper part of his back) and commanded that his Companions do the same. Yet, several of them died.”

 

  • Narrated by Ibn Majah, on the authority of Ali Radi Allaho Anh that angel JIBREEL advised Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam for Hijamah at Akhda’ain (posterior jugulars) and KAHIL (upper back ~ between the shoulders).

 

  • Reported by Abdullah Bin Bujainah Radi Allaho Anh that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam took Hijamah on the center of his head (Yafookh) and he was in Ehraam while his journey to Makkah. (Name of the place where they stopped is mentioned as Lahyi Jamal)

 

  • Abu Dawood narrated that Jabir Radi Allaho Anh said that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam used Hijamah (wet cupping) on his hip because of a debilitation he suffered from.

 

  • Reported by Anas Radi Allaho Anh that (while in Ehraam), Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam took Hijamah on the top of his foot due to the pain in that area. Narrated by Abu Dawood.

 

  • Anas ibn Maalik R.A reported that the Messenger S.A.W.W said, “Whoever wants to perfrom hijamah (cupping) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him.” (Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah – 3486).

 

  • Abu Hurairah R.A reported that the Messenger S.A.W.W said, “Whoever performs hijama (cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” (Sahee Sunan abi Dawood – 3861).

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