Nabeela Vadi | 14 May 2014/14 Rajab 1435
As was the problem for many years, I would get the same striking pains or paralysing headaches that consumed me or left me on the floor aching and waiting for the on-hand capsules to kick-in. My interest in going for the sunnah cupping began as the pains progressed.
Needless to say, I was fearful of the thought and there I was walking into the room where two Muslim females conducted an assessment of my health and bodily pains. I was then asked to expose the areas of pain. Lesions were made into my skin and the cups were placed. For the next few days the areas on which the cupping were done, experienced slight pain and as the days passed I felt better, lighter and less tired. I experienced little to no pain at all. The lesions too had recovered and by Allah the cupping therapy had lived upto its healing promise.
Sunnah cupping known as Al-Hijamah which translates to cupping therapy is the process of applying cups to various points on the body and removing the air inside to form a vacuum. Before the cups are applied, slight incisions on the skin are made so that when the cups are applied, the vacuumed conditions allow for ‘dirty’ blood to rise to the surface and fill the cup, depending on how much toxic blood is in your system.
Jaabir ibn Abdullah (R.A) reported that the Messenger (S.A.W) said, “Indeed in hijamah (cupping) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]
Cupping therapy removes acidic toxic wastes from the blood that accumulate as we get older. These wastes include toxins from the environment, the food we eat on a daily basis and even the toxins from mental trauma such as stress, anger and depression. The withdrawal of this toxic blood through the cupping allows for better blood circulation as well as removal of the toxins that run in our blood that carry diseases.
It is also narrated by Abu Hurairah (R.A) that the Messenger (S.A.W) said, “Whoever performs hijamah (cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Saheeh Sunan abu Dawud (3861)].
However, when doing cupping, the same as any medical procedure one must ensure the centre for cupping is legitimate and that new blades and cleans cups are used on you as a patient. Take note of the therapist doing the cupping and ensure that he/she is wearing latex gloves and the cupping is done in clean and hygienic conditions.
My experience on doing cupping was less painful than I expected but more effective than I’d assumed. The pain and headaches are now a thing of the past and my experience has brought me to
encourage young and old to do Al-Hijamah at least once in a person’s life.
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