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Does Hijama Cupping Therapy Reduce Anxiety Attacks?

Experiencing anxiety is a part of life but people with anxiety attacks make the normal situations worse for them.

Occasional anxiety is normal but constant anxiety attacks should be a concern. These negative feelings of anxiety hinder regular activities of life, family get-to-gathers or other social situations.

Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Feeling of nervousness

  • Increased heart rate

  • Tiredness, dizziness

  • Trouble in sleeping

  • Sweating, tingling hands & feet

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Experiencing headaches, body aches, stomach issues, unexplainable pains

  • Negative emotions

  • Shortness of breath or breathing faster

Common reasons for Anxiety

  • Anxiety can run in family

  • Medical conditions can cause anxiety

  • The traumatic situations can be a reason for anxiety

  • Constant stressful life events can increase the risk of anxiety attacks

  • Mental health disorders can cause anxiety attacks

The mechanism of the human body is built to deal with adverse situations. The hormones of adrenalin and cortisol evolve automatically in dangerous situations. Adrenalin heightens the metabolism by boosting blood circulation and glucose levels in the blood to escape the situation. In this modern world, constantly stressed situations make the levels of adrenalin and cortisol high in the blood which leads to several mental and health problems.

Hijama Cupping Therapy is a well-known technique that aids to remove toxins and impurities from the body. When cups are applied to the skin, blood circulation increases as a result enough oxygen and fresh nutrients are provided to the blood.

Hijama works very well to remove toxins, impurities and dead cells from the body. It also removes the pathogens that cause physical and mental health issues. With the increase in blood circulation, cells receive a rich amount of oxygen and fresh nutrients. The chemicals are removed from the body, speeding up the healing process, mending the injuries and releasing muscular knots. Cupping therapy produces a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind and body.

The treatment plan for Anxiety

Hijama cupping therapy is one of the most popular alternate therapy nowadays. It offers multiple benefits to improve overall health by applying negative pressure to the muscles and pulling the skin upwards.

When an individual is in the mode of stress, muscles get stiff and tensed. Cupping therapy helps to relax the muscles.

Hijama cupping alleviates the pain by reducing the inflammation in the body that causes infections and muscular damage to the body.

Inflammation can be noticed easily when stagnated blood gathers in the targetted area of the body and cupping drain the stagnated blood away from the body by incisions.

The first three sessions should be performed continuously on the back and shoulders of the body as mentioned in the above picture.

When the muscles and tissues are flooded with healing nutrients and fresh oxygen, the body relaxes by itself.

For the next two sessions, it is important to do the dry cupping followed by moving cupping therapy. The massage-like sensation works very well to release anxiety. Gliding cupping or moving cupping therapy releases muscular tension and boosts blood circulation in the targetted area.

There are some acupressure points in our body, needling cupping can be applied to these acupressure points to receive more benefits for our body. These points are as under:

When Hijama cupping therapy is performed professionally, it helps to relieve symptoms of anxiety and restore health, happiness and wellness.

Professional practitioners know how to identify the particular points on the back or shoulders that are directly related to the emotional system of the human body. These points lie on the shoulder blades and the spine that runs down the back up to the pelvis. When the cups are placed on the targetted area, it stimulates the proper function of the emotional state that helps to find the balance and restore the sense of relaxation. The excess of toxins and chemicals in the body correlates to negative feelings. Hijama cupping therapy eliminates the toxins and relieves the body from anxiety and stress-causing negative emotions.

Sometimes metaphysical issues are also involved so performing Ruqya with Hijama cupping therapy may benefit an individual.

Donating Sadaqua with good intentions protects us from hardships and calamity.

“Give Sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”- Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) quoted: (At-Tirmidhi)

According to an estimation, about 12 percent of the population is affected by anxiety. These attacks are twice as common in females as compared to males and surprisingly begin before the age of 25 years old. Lifestyle changes such as; exercise, regular sleep patterns, active social life and especially a well-balanced diet help to control anxiety attacks. Different foods contain many nutrients that help to keep us healthy and strong.

Let’s have a look at a few foods that help to prevent anxiety and stress.

Introduce the sunnah diet to your daily routine for physical and mental well-being. I am specifically talking about Talbina(Barley Broth or Porridge), the best comfort food that could reduce anxiety attacks, relieve stress and enhance mood swings as proven by scientific research.

Hazrat A’isha ( Radhi Allahu Anha) narrates, “ I heard the Holy Prophet saying, The Talbina gives rest to the heart of the patient and makes it active and relieves some of his sorrow and grief.” [Sahih Al Bukhari]

Try to eat the right amount of sunnah foods like lentils, dates, figs and honey as they are known for mental and physical health benefits.

  • Chamomile is called a traditional medicine. It is used as a herbal remedy due to its relaxing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.

  • The bacteria in Yogurt are very beneficial for gut health and gut health is connected with overall health and well-being.

  • Turmeric has curcumin in it that may help reduce anxiety by decreasing stress and inflammation.

  • Green tea contains an amino acid known as theanine which has calming and anti-anxiety effects.

  • Eggs are a great source of protein and vitamin D. The deficiency of Vitamin D has been linked to mood swings such as anxiety and stress.

  • Apples are a good source of soluble fibre, help to regulate the blood sugar levels and also stabilize mood swings.

  • Seeds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids. They may help to prevent anxiety attacks while encouraging good physical and mental health.

  • Nuts contain a large amount of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats and omega-6 fatty acids. They may help to reduce anxiety by decreasing inflammation.

There is no certain way to predict an individual what will cause them to develop an anxiety attack because there is no hard and fast rule for that but a few lifestyle changes can help to manage the symptoms of anxiety. Being kind, helpful and generous towards others increases your happiness. Practice acts of kindness for mental peace and contentment. Don’t let the anxieties of the past and future hold you back. Live in the present and you may notice an improvement in your mental health.


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