This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with a Aisha Othman about her experience of hijama therapy in Cairo, Egypt.
– What condition did you suffer from (if any)?
I suffered from no particular condition. Just had hijama for overall maintenance of health
– Where do you live and where did you go for the hijama therapy?
I live in USA but had hijama therapy in Cairo, Egypt.
– What other treatment did you try before trying hijama therapy?
I have tried acupunture and reflexology
– What did the hijama treatment involve and how long did it take?
The treatment involved having hijama on the back, legs and knee. I had the treatment three times in the last 2 months. Each session lasted about one hour
– How did you feel during and immediately after the treatment?
I felt normal, ie nothing different or adverse.
– What was the result of the treatment, did you notice anything different straight after or some days after the treatment?
Yes, I felt that I had more energy.
– What was your overall impression of the therapist and her practice? Did you feel safe at all times and was her equipment and procedures all hygienic / disposable?
The therapist was excellent.
– How did the therapist get to learn hijama therapy (was it a course she attended or was it something handed down from generation to generation in their family)?
I understand it was a special course
– What is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in your country ? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?
In USA it is currently not commonly available as yet.
– Is there anything else you would like to add?
I highly recommend people to try this therapy.
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Our thanks to the Aisha Othman from USA for sharing the above post. If you have any further questions to ask about her experience, then please do so via a comment* below.
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