What is the hijama?  How is Hacamat made?

What is the hijama? How is Hacamat made?

Hacamat is a process performed to expel harmful substances that accumulate in the body. Small scratches are thrown on the skin with a scalpel in certain areas during the hijama process and the blood in the area is drained out by vacuuming with special cups.

Information about cupping has been found in medical records in many parts of the world, from ancient Greece to the ancient Far Eastern healing arts. Although it is not known exactly how and by whom he was discovered, Hz. Since it was a practice made by Muhammad, circumcision was accepted in Islam and continued to be more widely practiced in Muslim cultures.

Hacamat has been accepted as one of the Traditional Complementary Medicine methods in Turkey, and has been included in the treatments included in the scope of SGK in 2018. Although it is not very common yet, cupping practice is also performed in some state clinics.

The cupping process, which is performed at the right time, provides various benefits by facilitating the removal of harmful substances such as heavy metals, toxins, drug residues in the body.

  • Toxins in the blood are normally excreted out of the body via the liver. However, some toxins can stay in the body longer and cause various diseases. Hacamat helps to remove toxins from the body more quickly.

  • It gives vitality to the eyes and increases the ability to see.

  • It helps prevent cramps in the muscles.

  • It helps to work healthier by stimulating the liver, bone marrow and spleen.

  • It reduces the complaints of diseases such as arthritis, stiffness, waist and neck hernia that develop due to disruptions in the spine.
  • It is known that regular cupping will be effective in situations such as depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

  • It is preferred to have hamamat done on an empty stomach.

  • Cupping can be applied to the head and neck regions, but it should not be done too often.

  • Women should not have hijama on their menstrual days.

  • Cupping should not be applied on wounds and burns.

  • It is recommended that people with any chronic illnesses or who have recently undergone surgery should consult a doctor before cupping.

  • It is recommended not to take a bath for 24 hours to avoid any risk of infection after the hijama procedure.

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