Hijama is something that has been a part of our religious teachings for so many decades, since the times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW who declared it as one of the best remedies for so many medical ailments and issues, even for something as common as addiction to smoking can be cured by it so we at Team Nutright thought, why not do our bit of research on what benefits Hijama can have for individuals who want to lose weight but have tried almost everything and failed. And we weren’t amazed because we knew it instantly: it is a win-win for many people.
Recently, science has done some more work on it and it has now been brought to the limelight as a Chinese ‘cupping’ therapy similar to acupuncture.
How does it work for weight loss?
There are certain points on our bodies known as the acupoints that are basically stimulated during a Hijama/Cupping session in order to metabolize the fats in the body. Many times what happens is that fat deposits accumulate under the skin area forming bumps and lumps that harden over a period of time if not instantly taken care of and hence, are very stubborn to get rid of and cut down on with diets and workouts. For these deposits, Hijama works very well because basically all that ‘bad blood’ is sucked out of specific acupoints, taking away all those toxins and junk that basically disrupts the fat metabolism process. The sucking process during Hijama also helps loosen up all those stubborn fatty layers that are then easier to break down and get rid of via the lymphatic system.
Your diet matters
Usually, after a Hijama session, you are prescribed not to have meat for a couple of hours. You are also advised to drink plenty of water and have iron laden food items since your body loses blood even though that is all gunk blood. A well-balanced diet is suggested.
Not only does Hijama help you get rid of all that blood containing toxins, it also helps reduce water retention which is yet another reason why so many people may gain weight. Along with improving your body’s metabolism, a cupping therapy may also ensure that your body’s bowel movements are in good rhythm and that your digestive tract is also free from any problems at all. Not only are there medical benefits of Hijama, it also helps with many psychological aspects such as relieving stress, anxiety, and depression; a lot of which are naturally occurring in individuals who are battling weight loss with no gains so far.
How many sessions do I need?
That completely depends on from one individual to another since each one of us have different bodies, different reasons for weight gain, and different processes through which our bodies gain and they lose weight. Hence, the number of sessions of Hijama required for you to see an actual result, along with the duration of each session that the Hijama therapist and/or doctor prescribes you, depends on how your body adjusts and adapts to it.