Effects of hijama or cupping on organs :
The spleen is an organ in the body that acts as a blood filter—it removes old red blood cells and holds a reserve of blood in case of massive blood loss. It also recycles iron and has an important role in the function of the immune system.
Disorders of the spleen include splenomegaly, where the spleen is enlarged for various reasons, such as cancer, specifically blood-based leukemias, and asplenia, where the spleen is not present or functions abnormally.
From the results of the composition of hijama blood, it is clear that hijama can reduce the load on the spleen by assisting in its function of removing aged blood cells and thereby assist with splenomegaly where it is due to congestion of the spleen due to inability to process large amounts of damaged or old rbcs.
Hijama is also necessary where the spleen has been removed.
The liver is a vital organ that has a wide range of functions in the human body, including detoxification, protein synthesis and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion.
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of essential functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification.
Because of its location and various functions, the liver is prone to many diseases such as
1.infections such as hepatitis
The effect on the kidneys is similar to that on the spleen. Hijama assists the kidneys filtration function and lessens its load by removing impurities directly from the blood. After the procedure there is also heightened activity by the kidney in releasing erythropoietin which stimulates production of new red blood cells.
Hijama is useful for both restoring proper blood flow to the brain (in cases of ischaemia) as well as reducing pressure in the brain when it is high. Hijama may therefore be useful in the prevention and treatment of stroke, and it is also noted for its ability to improve memory and focus as reported by those who have had it done. (treating stroke with hijama is an advanced method of hijama treatment and should not be done without proper training).
Benefits of hijama or cupping for diabetes:
Hijama was administered every month on the 17th day of the lunar calendar in keeping with the “hijama in strength” principles. Symptoms such as polydipsia, polyphagia and polyuria were more improved in the treatment versus control group.
The treatment group also showed improvement in wound healing, and lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Benefits of hijama or cupping for pain:
Pain hijama is very effective for pain conditions and is probably the most common indication for hijama in the clinic setting. Anecdotal evidence suggests all types of pain disorders are well treated by hijama with the practitioner using different points on the body depending on the presenting signs and symptoms.
Hijama or cupping for headache:
Headaches are also well treated by hijama . In one study, 70 patients with chronic tension or migraine headache were treated with hijama. Three primary outcome measures were considered at the baseline and 3 months following treatment: headache severity, days of headache per month, and use of medication. The results of the study showed that, compared to the baseline, headache severity decreased by 66% following hijama treatment. Treated patients also experienced the 12.6 fewer days of headache per month and had less reliance on pain medication. Hijama therefore has clinically relevant benefits for patients with headache.
Hijama is also effective, especially when combined with other therapies for the following illnesses:
•gynecological disorders, including amenorrhea, infertility, endometriosis etc
•dermatological (skin) disorders, including eczema, dermatitis, acne
•neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, certain types of epilepsy etc
•gastrointestinal disorders, especially those characterised by inflammation, including gastritis, nausea and vomiting, some infectious conditions etc