This section will be updated with questions that are asked frequently or to an assembled list of many questions and their answers. Jazakhallah Khair.
Q: Does wet hijama/cupping hurt?
A: Well it depends on the individuals pain threshold, so far most of the patients we have treated did not feel pain. Some felt light pain and others felt very ticklish and they started to giggle/laugh, which we found a bit worrying lolz (joking). The reason why they were laughing is because their skin is more sensitive. People build a huge mental image inside their head of a blade with red blood and they automatically feel scared. The best way we can describe the blade cuts is that it is not deep cuts, probably lighter than a paper cut and several small cuts are made on the surface of the skin. There is nothing to be scared of, we are sure there are people out there who are going through bigger pains in life.
Q: Does the suction hurt?
A: Again it depends on the individual, sometimes a suction needs to be slightly strong to pull the deep blood to the surface, don't worry you can handle it :)
Q: Oh my Lord! Are you pumping out all of my blood!?!?
A: Relax! Take a chill pill we don't want the blood to spill :) (Jokes aside). One thing you have to understand is that the blood that comes out is from the surface of the skin, it is not from the mainstream. If you are thinking your blood system only contains hemoglobin, platelets, plasma and white blood cells you are wrong, there are so many other junks that fly around in your body such as dead blood cells, blood clots, different toxins and pathogen (please read our toxins section in our website). Different people's body give different responses, sometimes hardly anything comes out from a person's skin and that is not a bad thing. Because the cuts are very light the body heals the area very quick and automatically the blood stops coming out. We constantly analyze the patient if they are feeling well or not. Only in paradise you will be 100% pure and clean.
Q: How long does it take to do hijama?
A: Depends how many cups you do, the standard three cups on the back takes approximately 30mins.
Q: How often should I do hijama?
A: It is totally up to you, some do it every month as a preventative medicine in the sunnah days, which is 17th, 19th and the 21st of the Islamic lunar calender. Others do it after 3 months or 6 months or even after a year. Hijama is a detoxification therapy, there are other detox programs that people follow for example, they may start to have more fruits and vegetables, antioxidant drinks, cut down on fatty unhealthy foods and so on.
Q: Can hijama cure me?
A: Allah knows best.
Q: Will I faint?
A: There were few brothers who felt light headed and almost fainted. The reason why this happened is because they were fasting the whole day, they did not eat or drink anything. Of course you will faint, your body will begin to shut down, that is why we always tell you to read the information on our website. You are allowed to eat and drink, we recommend that you don't eat anything solid for only 2-3hours but you are allowed to drink water and fruit juice etc no fizzy drinks please.
Q: I am pregnant can I do hijama?
A: No, you cannot do hijama if you are pregnant.
Q: Can i do hijama if I had a miscarriage?
A: If you had a miscarriage recently we do not recommend hijama because after a miscarriage the body needs to rejuvenate itself, it can take close to 6 months to a year depending on the individual and how serious the miscarriage was, you must see your doctor before you try to conceive again. For sisters who had a miscarriage we strongly recommend to have a good nutrition diet with multivitamins everyday, believe me it will make a difference to your body. Avoid eating too much of carbs and spices e.g. rice, spice and red meat. Some shiekhs recommend for a woman after giving birth to wait at least 2 years before planning to get pregnant, because the body needs to fully recover and so on. You can try hijama after 6 months of your miscarriage (depending on what the doctor says and your situation), please make sure you are eating well and you do not need to fast before doing hijama. If you just ate we recommend for you to wait at least 2-3 hours before the hijama treatment.
Q: What are the side effects of hijama?
A: Possible side effects are feeling light headed, sick/nausea (especially in the morning on an empty stomach), fainting/blackout due to lack of energy and temporary bruising. These cases are very rare and only occur if the patient is very unwell.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes. (Female Therapist Insurance Expired. Please
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Q: When are you open?
A: Good thing about us is that we are pretty much flexible as we live local. We treated some patients early in the morning after Fajr prayer, we treated patient at night time after Esha prayer and in between. We understand that a lot of the brothers we came across have work at different times and finish late, so that is why we try our best to be available for them. We cannot say much about our female therapist so we recommend calling her to find out if she is available on certain days and time.