Can Hijama Therapy help with Headaches?
We have all experienced the sensation of a headache before and a high frequency of headaches can really have a negative impact on our lives. The severity and frequency of headaches varies from person to person and this can be caused by a variety of factors.
Causes of headaches may include fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage, and dental or sinus issues.
There is a way to alleviate these symptoms without resorting to pain medication.
Ali Bin Abi Rafe'e reported on behalf of his grandfather Salma Radi Allaho Anh (servant of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam): "If someone complained to Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam for headache, the Prophet would advise them to perfrom cupping (Hijama)” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3858)].
So how does Hijama help with headaches?
Headaches are caused by increased pressure in the vessels around the brain and skull. Hijama helps treat headaches by removing stagnant blood in and around the head thereby relieving the pressure and improving circulation.
Hijama is especially beneficial for anyone who suffers from chronic headaches.
Why use Hijama Therapy for headaches?
The vast majority of people take over the counter pain medications such as aspirin to control headaches. It is important to remember that although these medications may be effective, they may be accompanied by side effects and potential interactions with prescription medications.
Long term side affects of using Pain killers may include:
- Stomach ulcers
- Decreased Immunity
- Bleeding tendency
- Liver and kidney failure
Suggested Hijama Therapy for alleviating headache symptoms:
- 3 treatments, once every 4 weeks
- Once every 3-6 months after the first course.