Cupping (Hijama Therapy) is a marvelous procedure for eliminating
stagnation and improving blood flow, especially in the back. The
practitioner creates suction in a cup; the skin gets sucked up and rises
under the cup as blood rushes up. Cupping is an ancient practice that
has become increasingly available to the public.
Although, it recently gained publicity in the western world and the
United States, cupping is one of the most famous medical recommendations
of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam).
This book is an in-depth study of the medical importance of this great
missing Prophetic recommendation that is found to be in perfect accord
with modern medical science. It identifies and treats the basic tenets
of this true faith in the light of current knowledge. It is written with
the general as well as the specialized reader in mind.
The book was inspired from my Islamic and my scientific background and
therefore, it has two characters: a religious and a scientific one.
Many cupping practitioners had reported that the most important mode of
action in cupping is regarded to be the balance and improvement of
immunity. However, studies in this area were mostly clinical
observations and there was no specific research regarding the mechanism
by which cupping therapy exerts its effect as an immune modifier.
Therefore, it is my pride and pleasure to bring into light the results
of my thesis which is a study done for the first time on the concept of
cupping therapy based on basic immunologic principles.
The book identifies cupping and bloodletting therapies. It describes
clearly more than ten types of cupping, and emphasizes in detail its
popularization in history and the importance of cupping in treating many
diseases. It gives considerable insight into the simplest and most
effacious way of not only treating diseases but also keeping a healthy
body and recommends this easy-to-use therapy particularly in situations
in which our present science has little to offer. There are no negative
side effects other than some temporary cup-shaped marks on your skin.
Moreover, it is cheap to administer. If you would like to know more
about cupping, continue reading!