Hijama for knee-pain by Dr Rizwhan Suleman MChiro

Hijama for knee-pain by Dr Rizwhan Suleman MChiro of Hijama Centres UK

The following is a video by Dr Rizwhan Suleman (Mchiro) of Hijama Centres UK.

A short video demonstrating how wet cupping therapy/ Hijama can be used in the treatment of knee pain.

Jeff describes how he was going to undergo knee surgery to address his double meniscal tears but was relieved by trying wet cupping therapy with Hijama Centres UK.


Today we are going to be using wet-cupping which is a little bit different to the dry cupping we have shown before.
This is the patient’s second wet-cupping session for his knee complaint.
The patient has suffered from an injury to the knee which has caused some damage – he has had an MRI scan which shows some cartilage damage. And it has left him with a bit of swelling in and around the knee and he has been having some pain.
The Wet Cupping Procedure
I am just putting on a little bit of oil to the knee now – this will help the cups to attach properly (once the suction is applied), and then we are going to apply two of the suction cups which are just small cups that we use to create negative pressure on the surface of the skin. So these are single use cups which when we use for wet-cupping we only ever apply the cups on one person once (and then dispose). So we create the negative pressure and what this does is draws any inflammation to the surface of the skin and away from inside of the joint.
To patient: How does that feel Jeff?
Patient: It’s great, no pain at all.
Dry suction cups are applied for a few minutes…

1:18 Okay so now we go to the next step of the procedure which is taking the cups off and apply some small little scratches to the surface of the skin, you can see some tiny little marks where we have done the treatment previously – we treated the same area last week. We are going to put some very tiny scratches on the surface of the skin now using a very small blade, so we are just going to nip the surface of the skin.

To patient: Okay, how does that feel?
Patient: No problems at all, no pain.
Tiny little scratches, … and as you can see they are just tiny little nips, and now I am going to reapply the suction cup.
All that does now is, the inflammation that is being drawn to the surface of the skin, is now being drawn out. The tiny little scratches that we have put on the surface of the skin, allows that pressure and inflammation to be released. So any of the inflammatory modulators that are stagnant in and around that area, and any pressure in the tissue now gets released, which usually gives a little bit of relief in the pain and symptoms, and also gives you a bit of an increase in range of motion as well, because the swelling itself sometimes stops the joint from moving as well.
2:42 We are just going to do the same now on the opposite side (of the knee). .. and then re-apply the cup. 
Cups are left for another 5-10 minutes.
To patient: How is that feeling?
Patient: There hasn’t been any pain at all. It is certainly a lot less painful than not having it treated. It is almost like having a cut when you shave, there is no pain. In fact it is quite a carthogenic experience watching it being done, but it is certainly not painful at all.
Okay we have had these cups on now for a good couple of minutes.  We have just left the suction applying on those tiny little cuts and slowly drop by drop, small amounts of blood are collecting into the cups, and we have got a little bit of an amount now in this (right hand side) cup. The quantity that we take when we use wet-cupping is usually quite minimal, it is usually not more than anything you would have with a usual blood test, so there is no risks of having of any serious side effects from this.

Now we are going to take the cups off, so as I take this cup off I will try not to make a mess. I am taking the suction away, and then I am going to tip the cup, and this is the consistency of the blood which comes out, you can see it is a little bit thicker than what you would normally expect and that is just because it is higher in proteins – when you have the process of inflammation going on, you have a lot of different chemicals that get released in the blood, especially if the blood has been quite stagnant, it tends to be kind of saturated with proteins, and dead cells and other different debris, and this is what makes the blood slightly thicker.

Okay so we are removing the second cup now, same thing again, take the suction off, tip the cup, you can see that the blood is quite gelatinous, which is not something you would normally experience when you take a blood test or if you are giving blood – the blood doesn’t gel up this quickly. So like I said usually when there is inflammation in and around the knee area you will find the blood gels up a little bit quicker like this, just as a result of higher content of proteins in the blood.

And the bleeding stops pretty much straight away. So you can see from what we have done here, tiny tiny little scratches on the surface of the skin – pretty harmless, and same on the other side, the bleeding pretty much stops straight away, as you can see there is nothing coming out from that area. Those tiny little cuts or tiny little scratches are healed up pretty much straight away, and that’s it.

5:58 Now what were the results? 

Patient: When I had it done on my knee, unlike having it done on my shoulders, to watch it being done, it was quite an interesting experience, seeing some blood come out of my knee. But it was almost instantaneous, it was ‘light on, light off’  It reduced the swelling instantaneously and the improvement was immediate.

6:26 Were there any side effects?

I have heard that there can be minor side effects like itching (on the cupped areas) and what have you, but I have had nothing, literally no side-effect whatsoever. Just almost immediate pain relief.  < b>

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Comments: 3

  1. Posted by shahofboston 18 Mar 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    Excellent presentation on Hijama for knee pain. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted by Anonymous 25 Mar 2013 at 7:24 am Reply

    Very interesting video and very illustrative of the procedure of hijama
    What I really liked most is that the video shows images much more efficiently without the observer be afraid. there are a lot of video on hijama but unfortunately they give shocking images that let people have a misconception about hijama
    I also have a patient suffering from pain in knees to the accumulation of water retention , during the wet cupping, I see the steam fixed on the sides of the suction cup.

    radia tekkouk

  3. Posted by Jibran Ahmed 31 Mar 2013 at 4:33 pm Reply

    let me know please
    what is "serum creatinine"
    and what is the solution of BLOOD INFECTION ?
    kindly answer of my this question

    i am waiting

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