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Intervew with Dr Ahmed Helmy, a leading hijama and cupping therapist - Egypt

1-      Please give us a detailed introduction about yourself, location, education, professional membership, current position and how, where and why you learned cupping therapy? Dr. Ahmed Helmy Saleh, PhD. Specialist of sports injuries and rehabilitation and  Location:Egypt, Gharbi , Basuon.  Education Master degree in Sports Health, Doctorate in Injury & Rehabilitation.
 professional membership, current position and how, where and why you learned cupping therapy?  About Al Hijama (Cupping Therapy) I see in my childhood my father have this treatment, many years later, I hear about cupping  in faculty which I learn Cupping on it, I love it very much for it's curative effect, specially for it's fantastic curative in sports injury . ·        my work in the sports medicine field give me supportive and enrich my experience in Cupping Therapy and its relationship with sport injury  ,I write  about cupping therapy and  how to use it to affect in the case of sports injuries, and…

SOME CASES OF CUPPING THERAPY

Sri Lanka
Cupping Therapy Cases SOME CASES OF CUPPING THERAPY
Dr Mass R. Usuf 

A lternative medicine is not very popular in Sri Lanka where I live. However, the indigenous system of medicine, namely ayurveda which has existed for many centuries and which was smothered by the advent of western medicine when the British colonised the then Ceylon is gradually surfacing in popularity although it still has a long way to go before it attains its former stature of many centuries back. 
But other alternative therapies are virtually unheard of or not well known or accepted. Cupping therapy is virtually unheard of in Sri Lanka. There are only a handful of practitioners…….about less than five to my knowledge in a population of 20 million.  
Patients used to popping pain killers for long periods of time with attendant side effects find this therapy fascinating. And………..when they find relief through this drugless therapy after a few sessions they are astonished at what some simple cups can do! Here are…

Interview With Hijama and Cupping Therapist Diana Ansuategui

Interview WithHijama and Cupping Therapist Diana Ansuategui
By Dr Tamer Shaban
1-Please give us a detailed introduction about yourself, location, education, professional  membership, current position and how, where and why you learned cupping therapy and hijama ?                My name is Diana Ansuategui, I'm from Spain, I start my studies about natural medicine 10  years ago, studying Quiromassage, Reiki, Methamorphyc Therapy, Oriental Massage,   Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture and cupping Hijama.  Actually I'm working in a Clinic in Spain ( Valencia ) in the Alternative Medicine department.  I work with Therapy Reiki doing volunteer for children with cancer in one hospital.  I learned Cuppin Hijama in England ( London ) and was amazing experience to discover this  fantastic therapy. I love to travel so always I try to be in contact with the different medicine techniques from other cultures, and I find very interesting the Islamic Medicine.    
2-Please, give us som…

Cupping Therapy is effective for headaches

By Dr Tamer Shaban
Are you feeling stressed out by life's pressures? Perhaps you recently suffered from a headache or migraine. If so, you are certainly not alone! But don't suffer in silence - here is one of the best natural therapies you can try to treat your headache. Recent studies confirmed the effectiveness of cupping therapy in headache treatment.

Headache is defined as a pain in the area of the head or neck region. And this pain has varies in intensity, duration and the area affected. There are mainly two types of headaches: primary and secondary. A primary headache is the most common type of headache and the most common example of this type is migraine. Migraine is a pain in half of the head and is characterized by a throbbing pain associated with nausea, vomiting and visual disturbance. The secondary headache is caused by a problem or a disease in the head and neck. The most common causes are haemorrhage, thrombosis, inflammation, fever and raised pressu…

Medicinal cupping therapy in 30 patients with fibromyalgia: a case series observation

Medicinal cupping therapy in 30 patients with fibromyalgia: a case series observation.
Cao H, Hu H, Colagiuri B, Liu J
Forsch Komplementmed 2011; 18(3):122-6.

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of traditional medicinal cupping for treatment of fibromyalgia.
Methods: A prospective case series was conducted in 30 consecutive patients with fibromyalgia at an outpatient department in a hospital in Beijing. Patients were diagnosed according to the criteria set by the American College of Rheumatology (1990). A bamboo cup, boiled in herbal decoction for 5 min, was applied to Ashi points for 10 min once daily for 15 days. Pain, assessed via a 10-point visual analogue scale (VAS), and the number of tender points were recorded at baseline, 5, 10, 15 days, and 2 weeks following the final treatment.

Results: At baseline, the average pain was 2.63 ± 0.73 on the VAS, and patients had an average of 13.5 ± 1.66 tender points. The pain scores decreased fro…

Interview with Muddassar raja the founder of Hijama Nation

1-Please give us a detailed introduction about yourself, location, education, professional membership, current position and how, where and why you learned cupping therapy and hijama ? Hijama Nation was set up about a year ago in CT, USA by a husband and wife team; Muddassar Raja and Umm Amaar-Ali. Between us, we are qualified in Hijama, Reflexology, Massage, Reiki and Life Coaching. We were certified by Natural Health Nature’s Finest UK and are members of the International Cupping Society (UK) and the Complementary Medical Association-UK (CMA). We are currently studying towards a Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) and Tibb-un-Nabawi (Prophetic Medicine). We learned Hijama in order to help other Muslims and revive this sunnah. Our aims are to promote awareness about Hijama and train Muslims to become Certified Hijama Practitioners to a high standard internationally. We are also working towards getting Hijama recognized to western medical standards and establish research and scientific evidence…

Interview with Dr Abd El Nasser Tawhid a leading Hijama and cupping therapist - UAE

1-     Please give us a detailed introduction about yourself, location, education, professional membership, current position and how, where and why you learned cupping therapy?
A.     Name : Abdel Nasser  Ibrahim  Towhid Medical Doctor  ( Dermatologist ) PhD, Dermatology & Cupping Therapist   ( Doctoral  Degree in Holistic medicine ( Cupping Therapy ) , A member of  ( I.C.T.S )  . Current Position :  General Manager of Al Alaa Cupping &d Herbal Center  , Located in United Arab Emirates , Fujairah ,Hamad Ben Abdulla Street . Since almost about  15 years while working in my private clinic as a dermatologist I heard about Hijjama ( talk of our prophet Mohamed  P.B.U.H) and since this time I started to search and read everything and every paper about Cupping Therapy  and started to to treat my Dermatology patients like those complaining of eczema , psoriasis . vitilligo, taenias and other  skin diseases , I surprised that it gave a very good result and a realistic fantastic result in enha…