Following the encouraging response to the video called “A Short Lesson in Hijama”, (which was orginally posted at Inflammation, your best friend and worst enemy and is now posted at Why Hijama? for easy reference), we have posted this simple video to show how hijama is normally done. Please read the introduction, disclaimer and notes that accompany the video to make an informed decision if you are considering learning, teaching or having hijama done for the first time.
The following is a video by Faridah Elimy of HijamaPlus entitled Hijama (Cupping) Demonstration, which is a simple and short video showing the stages of Hijama (Cupping).
DISCLAIMER: We have only reposted this video following requests from some of our blog followers who have never had hijama, to show them how under trained hands, with the proper equipment, and on suitable patients Hijama can be a very simple, straightforward, and virtually pain-free treatment to have done.
HOWEVER PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME
Like any therapies, Hijama should only be carried out by suitably qualified, trained and experienced competent therapists.
To find your nearest local therapist in your part of the world, try the Hijama Directory at www.hijamadirectory.info (Please note, as explained on that website, the directory is only a guide, and we do not endorse, rate or regulate the therapists listed there in any way, shape or form and we don’t as yet have the resources the do this)
If you want to learn hijama therapy, please register to get updates about training as and when it becomes in your part of the world at:http://www.ahealth.co.uk/p/hijama-training.html
Please note that before starting the treatment, a detailed consultation would be strongly advisable which covers the patients detailed medical history, and includes the taking of the patients blood-pressure, to rule out any contra-indications before starting the therapy (so again another reason why you shouldn’t try this at home)
THE TREATMENT: The above is one basic way that Hijama is done, however depending on their training and other variables like equipment availability in different parts of the world, the climate etc. individual therapists may follow a slightly different procedure to the one above.
FEATURED HIJAMA THERAPIST:
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Our thanks to Faridah Elimy for sharing the above video. If you have any questions for her, or if you have a patient of hers and want to leave her a testimonial, then please leave 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, please send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.