A Hijama Experience from Toronto, Canada

A Hijama Experience from Toronto, Canada by Sister Hira

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Sister Hira about her experience of hijama therapy in Toronto, Canada.

What condition did you suffer from (if any)?
Migraine headaches, vertigo (chronic dizziness) tinnitus (ringing in the ears) vestibular disorder
– Where do you live and where did you go for the hijama therapy?
I live in Toronto, Canada and went to a sister who does it in her home. I have also had dry cupping done at a clinic in Toronto called- Chaudhry Clinic.
What other treatment did you try before trying hijama therapy?
I have tried Pharmaceutical drugs, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, chiropractor, dentist (for TMJ)
What did the treatment involve and how long did it take?
It was very short and only took 20 minutes. It involved applying the cups, making the cuts and removing the old blood.
– How did you feel immediately after the treatment?
To be honest, physically I felt okay. I felt nervous but was surprised that it was so easy and comfortable.

What was the result of the treatment, did you notice anything different straight after or some days after the treatment?

I noticed a difference within 3 days or so. I really did notice a dramatic difference after the 3rd treatment– my symptoms had changed and calmed down so much.

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?

As expected I was nervous for the 1st session, but Alhumdulillah the therapist was constantly reassuring me and she was constantly reminding me to make dua for myself and that I would be okay. She was very sterile, she constantly changed her gloves after every cup, she also has covers for all the cups she used, she used alcohol to sanitize everything. She opened a new blade in front of me. I felt that it was extremely hygienic.

– 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)?

She had learned it from back home in Egypt.
– Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would really encourage everyone to consider trying Hijama. If you look at pictures on the internet or if you google it, you might scare yourself- but it really is not painful at all. If anything we should be grateful to have the knowledge and ability to revive this sunnah as it truly has shifa in it. I also think you should not pay attention to what others say about trying new things- or alternative medicines, western medication does not work for everyone and only the sick person knows what they have to go through. Say Bismillah, put your trust in Allah and try it out. Be consistent in it and realize that there is no quick fix or magic pill.

Our thanks to the Sr Hira from Canada for sharing the above post. If you have any further questions to ask about her experience, then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please send me an email to: hijama.mail@gmail.com.

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Comments: 3

  1. Posted by Anonymous 07 Feb 2012 at 3:15 am Reply

    Where is chaudhry clinic please?

  2. Posted by Anonymous 08 Feb 2012 at 8:23 am Reply

    Sister Hira, how can I find this sister who does hijamah in her home?

  3. Posted by Umm Zakariya 15 Apr 2012 at 11:56 am Reply

    Walaikum Asalaam,
    This interview was reflective of my own health from a few years back. My husband and I are both certified cupping therapist, we have a home based clinic. You can email me at alif2yaa@gmail.com to set up a session, we do cupping on both males and females.

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