Who can practice Hijama (wet cupping)?
The person who is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario can perform Hijama (wet cupping) .
Under the section 8, paragraph: 11, in health Canada law (rule ),
the person who is not registered with health Canada can be fined up to twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000 ).
New law enforced in Canada.
No one can perform Hijama (wet cupping) without a license. This means one must be registered with a Health Regulatory Association.
- Medical practitioners:
Medical practitioners feel that the only people who should be able to do Hijama (wet cupping) treatment should be medical practitioners or someone who has some kind of medical background. Even though modern medicine is very advance for doing testing, scans and surgeries, it is not equipped to deal with spiritual and metaphysical issues that can cause a patient’s health and life to deteriorate.
- Imams and sheikhs:
Even though imams perform Hijama (wet cupping), with the new law they cannot perform it. Hijama (wet cupping) because they have no medical knowledge.
What is the solution? So who should perform Hijama (wet cupping)?
We believe that the best person to perform Hijama (wet cupping) is someone:
1) One who has knowledge of physiology and anatomy?
2) One who is always conscious of hygiene, for the health and safety of his/her patient and him/herself?
How long does it take to do Hijama (wet cupping)?
It takes up to 30-60 minutes.
what is Hijama (wet Cupping) in Chinese view of treatment?
Hijama (wet Cupping) moves Qi, Blood and opens the pores of the skin, thus precipitating the removal of pathogens through the skin itself. In my opinion, nothing moves Qi and Blood faster than Hijama (wet cupping). From the very start of its application one can observe the blood moving in the direction of the cups.
Do we have to pay for Hijama (wet cupping)?
Hijama (wet cupping) is the Arabic word for bloodletting. It originated from china and is being practiced since five thousand years. In the Middle East, it is has been practiced for centuries. After Islam spread in the region, it become more popular and spread all over the world. When Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) became sick, Hijama (wet cupping) was performed upon him and he thereafter paid for it.
There are many Narration regarding the days, times, benefits, and cures of Hijama (wet cupping).
There are several days when performing Hijama (wet cupping) is more beneficial. These days include the seventeenth, nineteenth, and the twentieth of the lunar calendar. In these days, dead leukocytes come close to the dermis, and, according to research, the blood cell life reaches forty five days. After the time period is over and they die, the new blood cells take the place of the old ones. This process continuously goes on in the human body. Ninety five percent of dead cells drain out from the body via kidney through urine. Five percent of the dead cells remain in the body and do not filter from the kidney due to eating food which is preserved with chemicals. These dead cells that remain in the body are likely to cause sicknesses. By performing Hijama (Wet cupping), we can remove these dead cells from the body, thereby making the body healthier.
I am a healthy person, why should I undergo cupping therapy?
Hijama (wet cupping) gets rid of acidic toxic waste which accumulates in our bodies (blood stasis) as we grow older. Sources of toxic waste include the polluted air we breathe; toxic chemicals found in your food, water, drinks, household chemicals & toiletries; environmental waste in your neighborhood; intoxicating drinks, narcotic drugs, junk food and smoking; waste products of normal body metabolism; products of medicinal drugs metabolism; impact of trauma and accidents on our body; and toxins from mental stress, anger, anxiety and depression.
The blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) slow down or block supply of blood via blood capillaries which deliver much needed oxygen, nutrients, water, mineral electrolyte, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and immune system cells & antibodies to your cells, tissues and organ.
Blockage also prevents the removal of carbon dioxide, metabolic waste products and toxic substance which are excreted via our urine, lungs and skin. As a result your cells, tissues, and organs cannot function at its normal healthy level and become progressively weak, inefficient, and easily overcome by germs. This would cause tissue or organ to malfunction and infection to take place. Therefore you will experience symptoms of diseases such as aches and pain, numbness, fever, cough, stomach ache, constipation, diarrhea and headaches.
If left untreated further accumulation of toxic waste may lead to serious chronic diseases including hypertension, ulcers, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer disease, migraine, heart disease, stroke and cancer