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Difference between Hijama or cupping therapy and blood donation

Both Hijama and blood donation methods involve blood extraction. Hijama does not need any puncturing where blood donation is done by the insertion of needles in the blood vessels. There are many different bloodletting techniques practised in many cultures or centuries. The prime focus of the age-old bloodletting methods is to draw the bad blood from the affected parts of the body and cure the illness.

Difference between Hijama and blood donation

Although, the benefits of Hijama are not known to the medical science but the procedure can be very effective in some cases. The removal of blood from the ailing portions of the body can help in recovering from the stress caused by the ailment. Here are the differences between blood donation and Hijama mentioned below.

  • Blood type

Hijama removes toxic blood from the ailing portion of the body by the use of cupping process whereas blood donation drains blood directly from the vessels. The difference is that the blood coming out from the tissues are toxic and is discarded after the process ends. The blood drawn and collected from the donation process is stored as it is fresh and pure.

  • Blood vessel invasion

The cupping process used in Hijama actually increases the stress on the capillary ends present inside the skin. The blood oozes out from the suctioned portion and accumulates in the cups. In this case, the capillaries are ruptured at the end. Needles are used in blood donation process to invade by creating a small puncture in a bigger blood vessel mainly veins.

  • Odor

The odor of the blood in the tissue underneath the skin smells horrible. The toxic blood pulled out from the tissue is lumpy and darkish red in color with a distinct bad odor. The process aims at cleaning the tissues at a cellular level by drawing blood from the capillaries. the blood pulled from the veins are fresh and does not have any odor at all.

  • Detoxification benefits

Hijama is used to detoxify the body of the patient. On detoxification, the toxins are pulled out with the bad blood present in the cellular level of the tissues. It aids the patient to reduce stress on the ailing tissues. Hijama has been found to make eyesight better. It also enhances the functioning of the skin and other organs.

  • Controlling cholesterol level

Hijama has a significant effect on controlling the cholesterol level. The blood oozing out of the tissues also carries triglycerides and bad cholesterol from the cellular level. It aids in maintaining the blood cholesterol level and also avoids the risk of cardiovascular diseases.​​​​​​

  • Migraine and headache

The same treatment is very effective in treating recurrent headaches and migraine. The drawing of blood from the deepest level releases the tension from the blood vessels and rejuvenates the surrounding tissue with fresher blood and eliminates the cause of headaches.


The effect of blood donation is limited to the control of iron level in the circulatory system. Hijama is very effective in various other cases too such as back pain, sciatica, skin diseases, cervical spondylosis, etc.

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