If you have read our previously published article on how hijama is effective for weight loss, you might actually be considering to go for it. Team Nutright is always on the lookout for effective ways to burn that fat off your bodies keeping in mind that they are as natural as possible because we certainly care about our weight-loss army and we want you to invest in what is best and works, not something that is rather a fad. Hence, not only are we going to jot down a few places for you where trained hijama therapists and doctors are functioning throughout the country; but we would also answer some common concerns that might be circulating in your mind because hey, it’s a big deal because it’s about your body.
Does it hurt?
Haha! That’s the same as asking someone how much a vaccine will hurt because we all have different thresholds for pain. But in all reality, it stings a bit. But it’s worth the pain, right? What happens is that acupoints on your body are cupped and vacuum builds inside the cup when pressure is applied and your skin in that area basically compresses and tightens in order to draw blood. The cups are then removed and small cuts are made on those spots. That’s where it stings.
What about sterilization?
That’s something you need to be careful about and something you should discuss with your therapist beforehand whether he/she would be using sterilized blades and that all that excess blood is dumped off hygienically, overall the clinic’s own condition would say a lot about the hygiene being practiced. Don’t opt for something low just because it’s cheap, diseases are everywhere.
Are there female therapists available?
Due to pardah concerns, yes. It is a great need because of our society as well as religious barriers and almost every clinic or setup that offers hijama has a female practitioner who is trained in the field especially to cater to female patients.
Will it leave marks on my skin?
If done properly, marks are something that you don’t even have to worry about. They disappear with proper care, massage those marks every day twice with olive oil especially before you go to bed. You can also apply petroleum jelly, but natural oils are highly suggested.
Are there any side effects of hijama?
Hijama is a very safe therapy with slight to no side effects, depending on individuals. Some minor aches and pains are pretty normal, they should however only appear for a few days and if you experience something longer you should consult a professional. Sleep and wake patterns might be slightly effected in a few individuals. Besides that, if you don’t take care of your cuts they might worsen and a chance of developing infections would be there, especially if you are seeking the hijama treatment in summers and monsoon season.
Below is a list of hijama therapists available in major cities of Pakistan
- ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Hijama Health Clinic (Service road east)
- KARACHI: Role Model Hijama Center (Tariq Road)
- PESHAWAR: Peshawar Hijama Center (Nimra Plaza)
- LAHORE: Islamic Hijama Clinic (Lower mall)
- QUETTA: Markaz Al Hijama (Fatah Muhammed Road)
(Note: These are not all clinics available, there are a number of other options as well)