The following is a guest blog-post by Dr Sohail Qureshi, a male Hijama Practitioner in Islamabad, Pakistan
Q-Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up being a hijama therapist?
Basically, we were told by our Professors that Leech Therapy had been proven to have cured various forms of cancer. So we started to treat patients who had been diagnosed with Cancer using Leeches, those little creepy slimy blood suckers. (Just to point out, we used “Virgin Leeches” or also known as Pharmaceutical bred Leeches, which were single use and after treatment they were killed off by placing them in a solution of Ethyl-Alcohol or sometimes in a drink of Vodka)
All this was back in 2001.
For the next 4 years, I had no idea that the process that I was performing on myself and others was in fact a Sunnah, as there is a Hadith that mentions Leeches also.
It was only in 2005 when a Somalian Patient came for some Dental treatment, when I was in the UK, that she mentioned Hijama and how it being a Sunnah, that I was left shocked by the news, of this Method being an important part of our Religion!
Since then, I have never looked back and went from using Leeches to using the Traditional Cupping Method, in which cups are used with the help of a suction pump.
1. Medical Illnesses: Patients who were cured which come to the top of my mind are those who were suffering from arthritis, skin diseases, allergies, general aches and pains. These are just some of the conditions that were successfully treated
2 Paranormal or Metaphysical Illnesses: These type of patients were suffering from unexplained problems which even medical doctors could not diagnose. The results from all the tests were clear but still the patient was in a terrible state. When treated with Hijama, it turned out that it was not a medical condition but rather a phenomena called Jinn Possession. 9 out of 10 Jinn cases were successfully treated, though I must say this is the most difficult of all cases to cure.
Congenital (present at birth) and genetic diseases like down syndrome, cerebral palsy, cleft lip, hole-in-heart, congenital dislocation of the hip.
Trauma and accidents, broken bones and joints, open wound, torn muscles, tissue and organ damage, internal bleeding, and excessive bleeding cannot be treated and cured with Hijama.
However Cupping Therapy can promote quicker recovery or healing of these conditions due to improved blood circulation.
Though this type of condition is more widely known as Hemoptysis, the actual problem was not diagnosed by the many many many Specialists that she was taken to.
After 3 years of coughing up blood most of the day and night, she was told by the medical specialists that she had a very rare type of allergy, which apparently only 20 such cases exist in the world.
So, for 3 years this patient had lost all normality in her life, lost weight and also greatly affected her social life which in turn possibly triggered a depressive episode.
After going through her medical reports, all her tests were negative for Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Cancer Etc, I was also not sure what I was looking at, as this was also something that I had heard for the first time.
So I recited Bismillah, and went ahead with the treatment. I chose 10 specific points on the body and performed with great care the Cupping Process.
The first time I did the suction, the Operative Points were bleeding heavily, but on the second and third round, it was more normalized and fresh clotted blood was observed.
Now, 3 months later, I went to the patient’s home last night. Personally I had no idea what to expect.
To my surprise, the parents of the young lady told me that since that day when she had Cupping Therapy done, she has NOT BLED A SINGLE TIME!!!
Then I met the patient and we talked for a good half an hour, and noticed she was not coughing nor having any asthma like symptoms.
Her facial appearance was much full and did not look worn out and exhausted.
Not only were the family very thankful for the help but also I was very thankful to Allah swt for the Shifa and blessing on this patient and also I was given the chance to change the life of a young lady who was not able to lead a normal life.
I ask Allah swt for Good Health for all of us, Ameen, as Good Health is a Blessing from Lord Almighty!
;done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?
FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
Dr Sohail Qureshi
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