Did you know that up to 95% of Imams in America said they spend significant time each week providing informal mental health counselling to their congregation? In a Yale University study by Dr. Mona Amer noted that 50 percent of all Arab-Americans surveyed had clinical signs of depression. In another study, it was found that Muslim youth aged 18 to 28 are the least happy and the most angry compared to the youth of other faith groups in America.
Healing with flowers is not a new idea as the ancient Egyptians and Romans used flowering plants for medicinal purposes. But, the modern tradition of healing with flowers began in the early 1930’s with Dr Edward Bach. He was a medical doctor and one of the earliest homeopaths at the beginning of the twentieth century. Disillusioned by modern medicine, he believed that every physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual symptom offered clues as to what we need to restore balance. Over time, he discovered flower remedies.
Lately, I’ve had several people who came to see me for stomach issues. Their ailments range from bloating, gas, cramps, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflex, Crohn’s disease and allergies to various foods. All these stomach ailments can be put under the category of Leaky Gut.
The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said, “All disease begins in the gut.” This sentence has been proven true for centuries now. The functioning of our digestive system has a huge impact on our overall health. The weird thing is that the medical industry does not recognize leaky gut syndrome, so its better to turn to natural healing practitioners to heal your digestive problems.
Lately there has been a lot of talk in the media following the school shooting in Florida. It is a sad reality that a young man can easily buy guns and quietly enter a school and shoot dead 17 teenagers, and then walk out quietly and drive to a McDonald’s fast food restaurant to eat his lunch. Weird, only happens in America!!
It has been found that the killer, Nikolas Cruz who committed the mass murder was on psychiatric medications. These drugs have dangerous side effects which include suicidal thoughts. Not only this tragic incident, but in many of the school shootings that had occurred, it has been found that the killer was taking psychotropic drugs like antidepressants or stimulants at the time of crime.
Yesterday, I had a man who came to see me about his locked jaw. He complained to me, “The jinn is locking my jaw and throat, making me unable to speak clearly what I want to say. It is particularly distressing to me in salat, when I’m trying to recite the holy words, but this jinn holds my jaw and I’m unable to say the words correctly. It even plays with my mind and makes me say the wrong words.”
I pressed on the points on his jaw, cheekbones and back of neck. Sure enough, the young man was gasping out in pain indicating blockages in that region. I proceeded to track the path of pain, and found it to run from the jaw, throat, back of neck, upper shoulders and running down to the chest and stomach area. In cases of sihr/jinn the path of pain becomes the path in which the jinn moves in the body through the bloodstream.
A hormonal imbalance occurs when there is too much estrogen compared to progesterone in a woman’s body, also referred to as estrogen dominance. In a normal cycle, estrogen and progesterone hormones work together to maintain a woman’s menstrual cycle, each playing an important role.
When hormone balances occur and estrogen levels become too high, it can lead to many problems with a woman’s reproductive cycle, from PMS symptoms to menstrual problems or irregular periods, to mood swings, abdominal weight gain, increased levels of stress hormones, uterine fibroids, and an increased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer.
For over a thousand of years, the Japanese people have been eating a particular food called natto for breakfast. It is a sticky, cheese like food which is produced by fermenting soybeans with the bacteria Bacillus Subtilis — one of the “good” bacteria that keeps the intestinal tract healthy and working properly.
It is now found that this food dissolves blood clots better than any pharmaceutical drug. It also reduces blood pressure quickly and prevents thickening of the arteries. It has been shown to be a life-saving miracle treatment for cardiovascular disease, and it has even been used to ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, dissolve blood clots, and many other health conditions.
According to the Lancet study – China, India and USA – are among the top three countries with a high number of diabetic population. In India alone, there were over 72 million cases of diabetes in 2017 dubbing it as the world capital of diabetes.
More than the physical reasons for diabetes, the emotional aspect plays a huge role for the onset of diabetes. What are the emotional causes of diabetes? A strong feeling of dislike, when you feel reluctant “I don’t approve” or “this is disgusting”, causes a disruption of rhythm and provokes a metabolic reaction in the body. The production of the hormones insulin or glucagon in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas gets reduced. The inhibition of these hormones and their energy-transforming function, either into its transportable form (by stimulating glucagon), or into its availability for muscles (by stimulating insulin). The first leads to low blood sugar and sugar cravings, the latter to remaining sugar in the blood as in diabetes.
One of my mentors in natural healing had a 42 yr old man who came seeking help for his excruciating tennis elbow pain which he had been suffering for several months. My mentor who is a chiropractic by profession performed chiropractic adjustments for a week, but saw no improvement in this client. He then realized that this pain may be caused be emotional knots in the client’s arm.
He identified the first stuck emotion as “inferiority”. It had become trapped in the client’s body since high school and it had to do with a girl he liked at that time. When that stuck emotion was released, it had an immediate effect on the arm. Suddenly the man’s elbow pain decreased noticeably. He continued locating more stuck emotions in the man. The second stuck emotions he found was “nervousness”, and he released it. And he continued looking for more stuck emotions. A total of 5 emotions were found and he released them. When the last stuck emotion was released, the pain was completely gone.
Many clients who come to us for a HijamaHerbs session with the purpose of removing pain are amazed to see the dirty blood that is coming out from their body. When they see the dark, sticky, lumpy blood coming out, they gasp at the sight of the dirty blood, saying they can’t believe there is such a bad thing residing in their body all this while.
I always tell them, “Well, it a good thing you came here to remove the dirty blood. Once we remove it, the pain and inflammation you feel will also be released, and you should feel much relief and relaxation after that, insha-Allah.”
The common cold is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 100 different viruses can cause the common cold. However, the rhinovirus is most often the one that makes people sneeze and sniffle, and it’s highly contagious. On the other hand, the flu can bring about more serious health conditions, especially among young children, older adults, pregnant women and people with existing health conditions such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes.
Getting hit with cold and flu can make anyone feel miserable. Symptoms include fever, cough, stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. Fortunately, there are several things you can do naturally to alleviate this health problem.