Hygienic Practices of HijamaHerbs

A client came to me recently for a HijamaHerbs session. He was suffering from physical fatigue and memory weakness (forgetting things). After checking his points for blockages and tracing the path of pain, I performed Hijama on his head, neck, upper back and mid back. The session went on for 2 and half hours. After completing the session, he said he was feeling reinvigorated and energized, even exclaimed that he was starting to remember things from past several weeks.

He noticed how detailed and meticulous the Hijama was performed. He went on to say, “When I was in my country, the Hijama guy put 2 cups on my head, and it was all done in 20 mins. It was like a joke compared to the Hijama you do (his actual words). And I didn’t feel much difference in my health either. Even though he charged me only a few dollars, I’d rather pay more and get real results from the way you do Hijama. Another thing I noticed is how particular you are with hygiene. Your cups are clean and your equipment is clean, and you use gloves and disposable needles, and you use antiseptic solution on the final cycle to clean the cuts.”

Islamic based Hijama always means blood cupping where the practitioner will have to cut into your skin and pull out the dirty blood. This can be likened to a mini surgery. If the Hijama practitioner is not well versed in anatomy, he can cut into veins or arteries which can cause profuse bleeding. The other important consideration is about hygiene. Hijama equipment must be sterilized before use. And the practitioner must be able to clean up after Hijama whereby there is no risk of infection on the parts of body where the cuts were made.

Hygiene plays a very important role when Hijama is performed. This is because Hijama involves cutting into the skin and pulling the dirty blood out. Since blood is involved, the practitioner must be very careful to ensure the procedure is done properly and hygienically to ensure the client is safe.

At HijamaHerbs, we wrap our hands with gloves all through the cupping procedure. Wearing gloves protect both the practitioner and the client from infection. We also use alcohol swabs before the cuts are made, and a capsicum solution after the cuts are made. The capsicum solution, mainly derived from chili peppers and mixed with olive oil.

The capsicum solution has many benefits. The most important benefit in a HijamaHerbs session is that it sanitizes the skin cuts and promotes rapid healing of the wounds. Capsicum contains a good proportion of Vitamin E which helps the body in producing red blood cells.

The cups we use are sterilized 48 hours before use to ensure their cleanliness. If the client is very concerned about the cups, we also provide brand new set of cups at an extra fee.

We use a cupping pen with disposable lancets. A new lancet is put in for every new client, and after the procedure, the lancet is removed and disposed off. We find using lancets are more effective than blades as the cuts made are not very deep and yet allowing dirty blood to flow out well. Also, the cuts made by the lancet heal quickly, within days as opposed to blades that make deeper cuts which take months to heal.

At HijamaHerbs, we use a mixture of capsicum (mainly derived from chili pepper) and olive oil to apply on the skin before and after making the cuts. Capsicum contains a good proportion of Vitamin E which helps the body in producing red blood cells. It also helps in rapid wound healing. When ingested, the capsicum in chili peppers also promote healthy digestion by increasing saliva and stomach acids, which help in breaking down food and making nutrients available for energy. Another benefit of eating chili peppers is that since it is high in Vitamin C, it provides protection against cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes.

After the final cycle of Hijama, we apply an antiseptic solution on the skin to protect it from infection. All the places where the cuts were made are dry and clean when we are done. There is no dripping of blood at all. The client can wear their clothing without any fear blood seeping out of their cuts and staining their clothes.

At HijamaHerbs, we want to make sure the client is taken care off well, and they can step out feeling clean, hygienic and healthy.

HijamaHerbs treatments are based on finding blockages in the physical body, mental/emotional and the spiritual side (in case of sihr/jinn afflictions). When the blockages are correctly identified, then Hijama is performed to clear the blockages, and herbs are taken to rejuvenate the internal organs. To clear emotional blockages, Rahmah emotional clearing procedures are utilized.

HijamaHerbs sessions for ladies is performed by Nusrat Shah. For children, we normally do not perform hijama, however herbs, homeopathic remedies and emotional healing is performed. Also available, emotional healing, counseling for married couples, counseling for young adults seeking their true career path.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Amin Shah at 617-787-5151 or email – aminshah@shahclan.net. We are based in Boston, MA – USA.

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