Joint pain, particularly knee pain and hip pain, has become
a prevalent complaint, with many Muslims suffering from arthritis today. At salat times at the masjid,
I always see a number of people who sit on chairs and are unable to make their
sajdah in the natural way.
A common treatment by the medical industry for people with severe
joint pain is to give them cortisone injections. This had become the standard
joint pain solution that doctors usually perform for their patients with osteoarthritis
and rheumatoid arthritis. However, recent studies indicate that this
method of treatment could trigger the need for joint replacements. Boston
University School of Medicine conducted a study that found that cortisone
injections speed up joint disintegration and can result in progressive osteoarthritis,
stress fractures or complete collapse of joints.
Known Side Effects of Cortisone Injections
Potential side effects of cortisone shots increase with
larger doses and repeated use. Side effects can include:
* Cartilage damage
* Death of nearby bone
* Joint infection
* Nerve damage
* Temporary facial flushing
* Temporary flare of pain and inflammation in the joint
* Temporary increase in blood sugar
* Tendon weakening or rupture
* Thinning of nearby bone (osteoporosis)
* Thinning of skin and soft tissue around the injection site
* Whitening or lightening of the skin around the injection
HolisticHijama is a more effective treatment for pain in
lower back, shoulders and knees. This safe and beneficial treatment is
available from Shahclan HolisticHealth (our new name). Shahclan HolisticHealth
incorporates many natural healing methodologies to serve our clients better.
Questions? Contact Amin Shah
at 617-787-5151 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org. We are based in Boston, MA – USA.
Sometimes, I find that for some of our clients, all the pain may not go
after one session of HijamaHerbs. Case in point: A man came to me for lower
back and sciatic nerve pain. In the health assessment, I found blockages throughout
the lower back, both legs and also the upper back shoulders. He chose the Lower
Back/Legs treatment, and so I performed the HijamaHerbs protocol for those regions.
After a couple of weeks, when I asked him about the condition of his
lower back and legs, he said the pain has reduced but there is still some pain remaining
in the toes. I invited him for a FREE adjustment session. There are several
reasons why the pain may not go after one session of HijamaHerbs.
Most people have no clue why they have their ailment such as
diabetes, arthritis, heart attacks, cancer, etc. Even when you ask the doctor,
they will only give you shallow answers like, “its all in your genes” or “you
ate too much sugar” or “you didn’t exercise enough.”
Actually, your ailments showed up on you for a specific
reason and they carry an important lesson for you. These reasons are mostly not
physical but come from the mental/emotional side. For instance, if you have
diabetes, the reason behind your ailment is a deep subconscious feeling of “life
has lost its sweetness for me.” If you have a weak heart that led to a heart
attack, it indicates that you carry a deep sense of “not feeling loved” and/or “feeling
of overwhelm”. Its important to find the reason behind of your ailment so you
can correct the problem on the mental/emotional level before it manifests itself
on the physical level.
To better serve our clients, the HijamaHerbs office is now
equipped with a thermal imaging device. Thermography is an FDA approved imaging procedure. It’s a
non-invasive, non-contact screening procedure, there’s no radiation, it’s
painless and completely safe.
Thermography camera detect infrared spectrum of light and
heat that is emitted from the body. It can detect ailments such as breast
disease (cancer), arthritis, neuropathy, heart disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia,
autoimmune disease, thyroid issues, or other chronic health concerns that may
Quite recently a man brought his teenage daughter to see us. He explained to us that his daughter’s actions and behavior has become so erratic that he has to keep her by his side most of the time for fear that she may “snap” anytime and do crazy things. It seems in school one day, she suddenly began spitting uncontrollably at her classmates who were sitting next to her. Another day, while at home she suddenly ran out into the streets in the evening and caused havoc to the people. The police got her and they had to call the father who was at work to tell him to come get his daughter. At first, the father thought his daughter has been possessed by Jinn. He finally brought her to see the doctor, who referred the case to a psychiatrist who diagnosed her condition as a form of mental illness.
Recently a teacher from a local Islamic school near Boston
brought her father-in-law to see us as the man was suffering from gout in the foot.
The man’s foot was swollen and there was visible fluid build-up there. He was feeling
much pain in the big toe which made it difficult for him to walk normally.
Gout is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness
in the joints. It is caused by excess
uric acid in the bloodstream. It usually affects the joint in the big toe. Gout
attacks often occur without warning in the middle of the night.
A man came to see us for his knee pain which he had for
several months now. He said the doctors want to give him an injection of corticosteroids.
And if that didn’t work, they want to do a knee surgery which can be a partial
knee replacement surgery. The man didn’t like the idea of having an injection
of medical drugs, as he was wary of the side effects. And he definitely didn’t
want to go for surgery, let alone having his real knees replaced with plastic
He asked if there are any natural alternatives for his knee.
After checking for blockages on his knees, I found the path of pain shooting upwards
from his knees to his thighs and downwards to his calves. I recommended him a
series of HijamaHerbs sessions and MalaysianMushroom supplements.
Wet cupping (Hijama) has been shown to have useful effects on the cardiac
rhythm in terms of heart rate variability (HRV). Put it in layman’s words, Hijama
is beneficial to stroke victims. The first study was first done on animals, and
the second study was done on human stroke patients
Here’s the results of the first study. “A recent animal study investigated the effects of
wet cupping on hemodynamic variables, cardiac arrhythmias, and
infarct size after myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury in male rats. Its
results show that cupping did not change baseline heart rate or mean
arterial blood pressure. Ischemic reperfusion injury caused an infarct
size of 50%, whereas repeated wet cupping significantly reduced
infarct size to 28%, 35%, and 22% of the area at risk, respectively. The
rate of ischemia-induced arrhythmias was significantly modified by wet
The second study done on humans. “It showed how the administration of cupping caused noticeable
improvement in the heart rhythm of humans who’d suffered strokes. In this
study, cupping therapy restored sympathovagal imbalances by stimulating the
peripheral nervous system. Results showed all HRV parameters increased after
cupping therapy compared with before cupping therapy in healthy persons, which
indicates for the first time in humans that cupping might be cardioprotective.”
Young children can throw a temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. In these angry or frustrated outbursts, children may yell, cry, hold their breath, or even hit. Tantrums happen for a reason—a child wants something and is overwhelmed by emotions. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) for example, can make it hard for children to calm down, so their emotions boil over into tantrums or anger.
It’s not easy for some kids to
explain their feelings or experiences. It’s doubly hard when they’re worked up.
When a child struggles with communication, tantrums are a common result.
Some kids get stressed and worried about certain activities. If kids are afraid
of a particular situation or thing, they may throw a tantrum to avoid it. Some
children are very sensitive to their environment. Bright lights, loud noises,
and crowds can agitate them. When they get overstimulated, they may lash out in
Wishing all our readers, clients and Muslims everywhere Eidul Adha Mubarak 2019.
May Allah accept our fasting in Zulhijjah, our Qurbani, and our Hajj (for those performing Hajj this year). And May He increase us in the knowledge of deen, grant us good health, or bring us back to good health (for those with ailments).