Benefits of Bekam Hijamah

Benefits of Bekam Hijamah

Scientific evidence of the benefits of Bekam by scientists.

Dr. Katase from Osaka University maintained that Al-Hijamah influences the composition of blood as it increases red and white blood cells and changes acid blood into alkaline or neutral blood thereby leading to the purification of blood. It also purifies the body of accumulated irritants that cause inflammation.
Recent studies indicate that having Al-Hijamah done at specific points on the back increases immunity by increasing the white blood cell count. In addition to enhancing the body’s defenses, Al-Hijamah regulates blood circulation throughout the entire body. The flow of blood in the human body is very important as it regulates, coordinates and unifies the organs via the blood vessels. The flow of blood is the life force that maintains health and each organ receives its requirements of nourishment to maintain a healthy, normal state. The blood flows throughout the body nourishing tissues and enhancing the immune system.

Research on Bekam:
Based on the research, the benefits of cupping look as follows:

  1. That the bruise blood containing one-tenth levels of white blood cells (leukocytes) in the blood that is in common. Was seen in all the cases studied, with no exceptions. This fact is staggering the doctors!! Therefore, how the blood can get out without the release of white blood cells? This fact suggests that cupping therapy remains to protect and at the same time strengthen the immune system elements.
  2. As concerns the erythrocytes (red blood cells), all red blood cells have an odd shape, meaning that the cells are not able to activity call, in addition to also inhibit other cells are still young and active.
  3. This suggests that the process of cupping throw red blood cells are damaged and are no longer needed blood, while retaining the white blood cells in the body. While fashd cause loss of blood composition useful with red blood cells to be cleared.
  4. Bonding capacity of iron in the blood is very high cupping (550-1100), one thing that shows that the bruise maintain iron in the body do not come out with blood ejected with a bruise as the early use of iron in the formation of cell- new young cells.
  5. Content of red blood cells and white blood cells in the blood of cupping high. This suggests that the cupping process succeeded in removing all dirt, rest, and erythrocyte sedimentation active pushing back the entire system and organs of the body.


The Best Time To Do Bekam Hijamah

Proof of Hadiths on Bekam Hijamah

There is an Islamic basis for Hijama therapy. As previously mentioned, the word ‘hijama’ is an Arabic word and Muhammad (peace be upon him) urged his followers to use this therapy as a means of healing and preventive medicine. The following is some essential information about Muhammad (PBUH) who spoke about the benefits and details of Hijama.

Hadith (sayings of the prophet). The following are some hadith about Al Hijamah therapy.

1. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “I did not pass by any group on the night of Al Isra, unless they said to me, ‘O Muhammad, tell your Ummah to do Hijama.” (Reference: Ibn Majah, 3477)

2. The Prophet (PBUH) explained that Hijama is one of the best medicines: “The best medicine with which you treat yourselves is Hijama, or it is one of the best of your medicines,” or “The best treatment you can use is Hijama.” (Reference: Al Bukhari, 5371)

3. Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Hijama is the most helpful procedure for human beings to cure themselves.” (Reference: Al Bukhari, 5357)

4. The Prophet (PBUH) also said: “If there is anything good in the medicines with which you treat yourselves, it is in the incision of the Hijama therapist, or a drink of honey or cauterization with fire, but I do not like to be cauterized.” (Reference: Muslim, 2205)

5. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best treatment is Hijama; it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” (Reference: At Tirmidhi, 3053)

6. Anas narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) used to have Hijama done on the veins on the side of the neck and the upper back. (Reference: At Tirmidhi)

7. Jaabir ibn Abdullah narrated that Umm Salama asked permission from the Prophet (PBUH) to do Hijama. So the Prophet (PBUH)ordered Abu Teeba to do Hijama for her. Jaabir ibn Abdullah said, “I think he (PBUH) said that Abu Teeba is her brother through breastfeeding or a young boy who hadn’t yet reached puberty. (Reference: Saheeh Muslim, 5708)

8. Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Hijama on an empty stomach is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory. It improves the memory of the one memorising. Reference: Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah, 3488

9. RasulAllah said:

“Whoever performs cupping (hijamah) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].


Hadith on Bekam on 17,19,21 of Hijrah

Rasulullah said:
“Whoever performs cupping (hijamah) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

Dari Abu Hurairah r.a., Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda:”Barang siapa yang berbekam pada hari ke 17, 19 dan 21 (Kalender Hijrah), maka ia akan sembuh dari segala penyakit”(Lihat Shahih Sunan Abi Dawud)

Types of Illness/ Sickness that can be prevented or cured by Bekam Hijamah

Disease treated by Cupping Therapy

  • Common cold and cough
  • Headaches including migraine
  • Breathing difficulties (asthma)
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Tonsillitis and sore throat
  • Stomach ache and heart burn
  • Hand, leg, neck and back pain
  • Neuralgia (nerve pain)
  • Athletes foot
  • Skin problems including pimples, oily skin, itch, dermatitis, liver spots
  • Chills at fingers and toes
  • Eye problems – myopia, early cataract, conjunctivitis
  • Alopecia (losing hair)
  • Allergy
  • Menstrual pain (endometriosis)
  • Leucorrhoea (whitish/yellowish discharge due to infection)
  • Infertility
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Angina pectoris (heart pain)
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Hemorrhoid (piles)
  • Osteoarthritis and gout
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney malfunction (pre-dialysis)
  • Liver problem (hepatitis and fatty liver)
  • Losing memory and dementia (Alzheimer)
  • Stroke
  • Cancer

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