The Muslim Massage

as salaam alaikum single brothers and sistars, those of us who are not getting any TLC tender loving care,because we are practicing and single, we need to take care of ourselves.

As practising Muslims we often don’t get enough touching, stroking hugs etc which are important for well being.
Massaging ourselves after bathing is a good way to care care of ourselves and support the elimination of toxins.
I don’t bathe every day, I don’t work in field or hot and sweaty job, so all over body washing and washing the hair every day are not necessary, once is sunnah, more than that is personal preference.
I know that massaging after bathing with cream is essential for everyone but today i’m going to make an oil blend good for lymphatic drainage.

The Oils 
Citrus essential oils, like orange, grapefruit, and lemon, are stimulating for lymph glands.* Peppermint, ginger, and rosemary are good for circulation and will help lymph nodes drain.* Dilute with a carrier oil and rub on lymph glands under neck, arms, groin, behind knees…well kind of all over really but paying particular attention to these points. I am using rosemary, ginger orange diluted in coconut oil.

Importance of Lymph Massage
Lymph flow is important to maintaining good health, as the lymphatic system is an integral part of the immune system, bathing the body’s tissues with lymph, a clear liquid, which collects bacteria, viruses, metabolic debris and other harmful substances. Lymph is then channeled to lymph nodes, where the foreign substances are destroyed or rendered non-functional by various white blood cells, or lymphocytes. The spent lymph and debris are then collected by the circulatory system and flushed out of the body via the urinary system.

Negative Effects of Bad Lymph Circulation
Lymphedema describes the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid under the skin—in other words, swelling. Swelling of this sort indicates lymphatic system insufficiency or stagnation, and is usually caused by a blockage that prevents the free flow of lymph.
https://www.massagemag.com/6-essential-oils-lymphatic-drai…/

These are the Points

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FEED THE NEED LONDON …THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR.

Why would you want to go out in the cold and feed homeless people ?

Well ….it puts into perspective those who have less than you,

Did you know when you do good  for others,it boosts  the feel good factor, your body releases serotonin, the feel good hormone.

SEROTONIN IS AMAZING,IT’S A GIFT FROM ALLAH/GOD

IT’S A HORMONE WITH SO MANY HEALTH BENEFITS

The health benefits of serotonin are as follows :-

Benefits of Serotonin:

1. Health of the heart:

This chemical helps to decrease heart problems like heart attacks and strokes. Serotonin deficiency can cause changes in the heart rate.

2Brain maturation:

The most important function of serotonin is the brain development. Serotonin deficiency can lead to autism and Down’s syndrome.

3. Skin benefits:

Since serotonin helps to get rid of depression, anxiety and helps one relax, it is a boon to the skin. Serotonin acts as an antidepressant drug which helps the skin to naturally glow.

As Muslims we call this glow on the skin “”” NUR “

4. Relaxation:

Serotonin is also known as “feel-good” hormone. It can help you relax. The deficiency of this chemical can promote the feelings of illness, fatigue, tiredness and sluggishness.

 

Deficiency of serotonin can cause sleeping disorder in the patients. This can be treated by consuming supplements to boost serotonin levels in the body and thus, reduce the problem. During day time chronic fatigue is observed and nights are characterized by insomnia and uncontrollable thoughts.

6. Headaches:

Serotonin works wonders in giving instant relief from continuous headaches. In some cases, it also helps handle migraines. The occurrence and severity of migraine can be reduced by regular use of serotonin in the diet.

7. Obesity:

Low levels of serotonin in the body can lead to overeating. The deficient are unable to control their appetite. This disorder can cause obesity and increased levels of anxiety, irritation and depression.

8. Anti-aging:

Serotonin helps to get rid of free radical cells. It produces antioxidants in the body to fight against free radicals; free radicals damage cells and lead to aging.

 9. Mood booster:

Serotonin in all ways helps in gaining proper sleep and hence, is also a natural mood booster. It helps to maintain many essential functions in the body like the functions of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, immunity systems, etc. Deficiency of serotonin in the body can cause major disorders like depression etc. Under higher levels of stress, serotonin is absorbed faster, but the efficiency comes down.

It boost your eman, your faith in Allah, God, Jah, The Highest Power, The Greatest of the Greatest. 

10. Anxiety:

The neurons in the brain are the only source of serotonin production. They help in maintaining the levels of sleep, mood, libido, energy, appetite, and anxiety. Serotonin helps to reduce anxiety that can lead to suicide or violent acts.

So , should you want to get involved with our project, please feel free to email us at 

karimahscuisinaa@gmail.com

thank you 🙂

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USEFUL LINK http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-benefits-of-serotonin/

VIRGINITY AND QUESTIONS WE SHOULD ASK BEFORE MARRAIGE

Dear little sistar, a letter for you about.pearl-in-shell… VIRGINITY Is a precious thing, it is something if I had my life again, knowing what I know now I wouldn’t have given away so easily but I have an excuse; I was not a Muslim, I wasn’t told but I was told by my father do not commit adultery and that’s all he said and I thought adultery was just between married people, poor thing he was too embarrassed to tell me any more than that. Virginity is a commodity some men want, especially young men, they feeling that no man has been there before, especially for the mother of their children, it is a little bit sad that in some cases it is the only thing that some men look for in a woman and they do not look for deen or intelligence. Still if you have your virginity value it, it’s a precious commodity to be looked after. As a mature woman, a mother and grandmother maasha’allah I will tell you more than that. I will tell you the things I wish I was told and we will start with a proverb from the bible, because as a Muslim we are supposed to know of the torah, the zebour, the injeel and the Quran. In the book of matthew7;6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Virginity is a pearl, your pearl and its precious, the womb and Allah are connected Ar-Rahman , one of Allah’s most beautiful names is directly associated with the womb

In a HADITH QUDSI it is reported that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said that Allah said:

أَنَا الرَّحْمنُ خَلَقْتُ الرَّحِمَ وَشَقَقْتُ لَهَا اسْمًا مِنِ اسْمِي، فَمَنْ وَصَلَهَا وَصَلْتُهُ وَمَنْ قَطَعَها قَطَعْتُهُ

‘I Am Ar-Rahman. I created the RAHAM (womb) and derived a name for it from My Name. Hence, whoever keeps it (family ties), I will keep ties to him, and whoever severs it, I will sever ties with him.’. The order of the first three root letters is the same ر raa ح hee م maa It would do all of well to think of this and the high status of womb-man in Allah’s Plan Now we are speaking of virginity in the sense of a young woman not having any sexual experience not those nasty girls who have anal sex to keep their hymen in place, nasty on so many levels nasty. As women if we only knew that our womb and Allah are so connected, we would not be in such a rush to open our legs, even within married to the dogs and pigs. There are people who behave like dogs and pigs everywhere, even in our ummah. Our womb was created to carry life ad that life should be nurtured by an intelligent holistic mother and father who both know that mind body and soul is vital to create a wonderful new human being. As sistars do we think will that men we are speaking with for marriage, does he fear Allah? Is he disciplined? Does he guard his prayers or keep you talking on the phone all night? What’s he like with his mum and his sisters? What are his sisters like? We have already made up our mind to marry him because we have fallen for his charm thinking that we are different to all the other women before we can fix him…vanity. We should think is this man good enough to take my virginity and if we study the life of the prophet Muhammad salah la alaihi wa salem more we would have the best example to measure by. However if we are not guarding our prayers, studying Quran and sunnah enough and patterning our heart with Islam by Allah grace ..Who can we blame when we marry a less than mediocre brother? We get what we deserve… and if we do not value ourselves enough we can only blame ourselves. Virginity is precious to think careful before you FALL and by fall I mean let your guard down a\and stumble around like a drunken fool, getting confused not knowing where to go. It is not befitting of virgin practicing Muslims to give their virginity away so easily and the wisdom of the wali has to be involved I would say from the beginning to keep the dogs and pigs away May Allah guide us and protect us, forgive me this is not a scholarly article but a letter to my little sistars The following are a list of questions to ask a prospective spouse taken from zawaj.com I know its a long list but take your tiem and get to know a brother or sister before you give away your precious pearl.
GENERAL QUESTIONS:
Why are you interested in marrying at this time?
How would you describe yourself?
What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?
Describe three experiences you’ve had that you’ve benefited/learned from.
What has been the hardest obstacle you’ve faced thus far in life? How has it affected you?
If there was one thing you would like to change about yourself, what would it be?
What are your goals for this life? What would you like to accomplish before you die?
What are you looking for in a spouse?
DECIDING WHETHER TO MARRY:
What role do you think parents should play in helping to select your spouse?
What process do you want to use to determine whether you have found the right spouse? Phone? E-mail? Chaperoned or unchaperoned in person? How much time do you want to decide?
DEEN (ISLAMIC LIFESTYLE):
What do you do to feel close to Allah (swt)?
How to you hope to get closer to Allah (swt) through marriage?
What do you want to improve about yourself Islamically?
How many times per day do you pray? What about while at work?
How much Qur’an have you memorized?
To what extent are you involved in the Islamic community?
Do you fast during Ramadan?
How do you determine how to distribute Zakat? How do you give in Sadaqa?
Have you been on Hajj or Umrah? When would you like to go?
Are you affiliated with a particular masjid or Islamic group?
How important do you think it is to only eat Halal meat?
How important do you think it is for women to wear hijab? What about men?
How do you like to celebrate religious holidays?
Do you go for jummah prayers?
LIVING AS A MUSLIM MINORITY:
Do you have non-Muslim friends?
What do you think Muslims should do on American holidays?
EXTENDED FAMILY:
What do you think parents/extended family’s role should be in making important decisions: wedding planning, child rearing, vacations, where you will live?
What do you do if there is a conflict between your spouse and your family?
Are you comfortable living with extended family, particularly as they age? Are other accomodations possible?
How much time do you anticipate spending with your extended family, in person or by phone?
Would you describe the character of your family members?
What have you learned from observing your family that you do or do not want to incorporate into your marriage?
PROFESSION:
What career path do you plan on taking?
Will both husband and wife work outside the home?
Under what conditions would you be willing to move to further your or your spouse’s professional growth?
How much time do you spend at work?
How do you plan to balance time at work and time with the family?
What kind of business functions will you ask each other to host/attend?
Would you encourage/support the idea of me going back to school for advanced degrees?
How would we support ourselves if we both had to be in school?
INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES:
How do you like to spend your free time?
How much time do you spend watching TV?
What interests would you like to share with your spouse?
How much time alone would you like to have?
How do you feel about separate vacations? Business trips? Conferences?
SOCIAL LIFE:
How much time do you want to spend with friends? By yourself? As a couple?
How would you feel about your spouse having friends of the opposite gender?
WHERE TO LIVE:
Where do you want to live? Why?
Will you want to live near your extended family?
Do you prefer city? Suburb? Countryside?
Do you want to live in the U.S. or abroad?
How important is it to live in a large Muslim community?
CHILDREN:
How many children do you want to have?
When do you think you’ll be ready to have children?
How will you distribute responsibility for child rearing? Diapering?
What do you think it is important to teach children?
What is your view on raising children? Do you spank?
To what extent would you be willing to utilize family members, friends, baby sitters or day are to watch your children?
How will you ensure your children have a good Islamic education?
What would you do if you could not have children?
Do you want your children to grow up bilingual? In what languages?
MONEY:
How many personal savings/checking accounts would you want?
Who should be responsible for paying bills?
What about prior assets?
How will you determine how much should be spent on the household? On personal items? On charity?
How much should either person be able to spend by themselves without consulting the other?
How much should be paid out in maher (dowry)? Up front versus deferred?
If we were on an uncomfortably tight budget, and your brother asked you for a generous loan for a third attempt at a start-up when the first two had failed, would you give it to him?
What would be your top five criteria for developing a financial plan?
LAST NAMES:
Should the wife change her last name?
What last name should the children carry?
HOUSE:
How do you feel about cleanliness, neatness and housework?
How do you feel about knickknacks and artwork?
Who is responsible for work around the house?
What are the household chores you are used to doing?
Have you ever lived alone? Have you ever had a roommate? Have you always lived with your parents?
How do you feel about pets?
What are your preferences in terms of food? Mostly from your own ethnic group, or a more diverse palate? Only home-made, or also convenience or from restaurants? Meat or vegetarian?
If we were both working and we both got home about the same time, would you expect the wife to always be the cook?
How do you feel about smoking?
DIFFERENCES:
What are your pet peeves?
How should disagreements be resolved?
How do you act when you get upset?
How would you go about making you spouse happy when s/he was feeling down?
What would you want your spouse to do if you disagreed about something?
What if the disagreement is over an interpretation of Islam?
Who would be your choice of arbiters, or how do you feel about arbitration?
How do you feel about marriage counseling?
MONOGAMY/FIDELITY/HONESTY:
What are your views?
What is your experience with families with a second wife?
Will infidelity automatically end the marriage?
CULTURE:
What role does culture play in your life?

QUESTION ARE FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE.
http://www.zawaj.com/articles/marri…

HIJAMA – WET CUPPING- BLOOD LETTING THERAPY

After a number of dissappointing experiences with hijama practioners I decided to start studying hijama myself with the intention of self administering insha’allah.

It’s a therapy recommended by the angels to prophet Muhammad,salah la alaihi wa salem, and as Muslims we strive to follow his example.

I have found it to be a beneficial therapy by the grace of Allah however I have got to the point where I feel I want to learn more about it and self administer or skill swap with friends insha’Allah God willing.

I found this amazing site, showing the various places on the body you can put hijaama cups.This site doesn’t show points on the head which I have had “cupped” in the past but insha’Allah I’ll find  somewhere else.

https://hijamacupping.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/where-to-perform-hijama-or-cupping/

“I did not pass by any group of angels on the night of Al-Isra, unless they said to me, O Muhammad, tell your Ummah to do Hijama”
collected by the Sahih sunan of At-Tirmadee and Ibn Maja
‘Hijama’ is the Arabic for an ancient method of healing known in English as Wet Cupping or bloodletting

PRECAUTIONS NEED TO READ BEFORE CUPPING YOURSLEF OR ANYONE ELSE

  1. very weak persons should not be done Hijama.
  2. very elderly people should not be done Hijama.
  3. Dehydrated children should not be done Hijama.
  4. Hijama should not be done immediately after bath.
  5. Hijama should not be done immediately after a bath
  6. Hijama should not be done after abortion.
  7. Patients with valve transplant should not be done hijama.
  8. Incase of swollen knees cups should not be applied directly on knees.
  9. Diseases in which blood dont clot Hijama should not be done.
  10. For anemic patients after first cup, give them some sweet juice.
  11. Pregnant women should not be cupped during first semester of pregnancy.
  12. Menstrating woman do not cup below waist
  13. do not have bath or shower till 24 hours after therapy

MORE INFORMATION ON PRECAUTIONS

https://hijamacupping.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/precautions-for-hijama/

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have made this page possible after Allah. We would like to say JazakumAllah khair to the author Dr Ahmed Hefny and his wife Umm Yasin, the translator Rana Rashid Abu Hassan, Dr Aaliya Goyal and brother Vinod Thadhani fromhttp://www.leafwriter.com. May Allah reward them all immensely with the best of rewards for their efforts, ameen.

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If you wish to know the cupping (hijama) points for any particular disease or ailment that is not listed below, please view the following books (which are available from our ‘Book Shop’):

  • ‘Simple Health Maintenance’ by Dr Dean Richards (English or French)
  • ‘Al-Hijama ‘Alaaj Nabawee’ by Mustafa Mohammed Imam (Arabic with some English)
  • ‘Al-Hijama Wa At-tibb’ by Mustafa Mohammed Imam (Arabic with some English)

If the cupping (hijama) points for any particular disease or ailment are not listed below or in the above mentioned books, please kindly contact us. We will inshAllah contact experts in the field of cupping therapy (hijama) and endeavour to find out on your behalf.

The following are some diseases and ailments and the points where cupping (hijama) may be performed to treat these ailments. Some of these points are on the nerves and some are on the blood vessels.  Others are on the power lines (acupuncture), and some are on the reflex points on the back. Some places are on the lymphatic glands, and some are for accumulation of blood.  Some are for stimulating endocrine secretions and some are for strengthening the immune system.  Others are for strengthening the brain.

 

Group (A)

  • Rheumatism (painful joints) (points 1, 55, in addition to all areas of pain(.
  • Roughness of knee (points 1, 55, 11, 12, 13 and cupping around the knee and you may add 53, 54(.
  • Oedema (swollen tissue due to build up of fluid) (points 1, 55, 130, the right and left side of the heel and you may add 9, 10(.
  • Sciatic pain (nerve pain from the buttock which goes down the leg)(for the right leg) (points 1, 55, 11, 12, 26, 51 and places of pain on the leg especially the beginning and the end of the muscle) (for the left leg) (points 1, 55, 11, 13, 27, 52 and places of pain on the leg especially the beginning and the end of the muscle).
  • Back pain (positions 1, 55 and cupping on both sides of the spine and places of pain).

 

  • Neck/shoulder pain (points 1, 55, 40, 20, 21 and places of pain(.
  • Gout (swollen joints due to excess uric acid) (points 1, 55, 28, 29, 30, 31, 121 and places of pain(.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (points 1, 55, 120, 49, 36 and all large and small joints).
  • Paralysis of one half of the body (Hemiplegia) (points 1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 34 or 35 and all the injured joints, massage daily).
  • Paralysis of all four limbs (Quadriplegia) (points 1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 34, 35, 36 and all body joints and daily massage).
  • Immune system deficiency (points 1, 55, 120, 49).
  • Muscle spasm several dry cupping around the affected muscle.
  • Poor blood circulation (points 1, 55, 11 and ten cups on both sides of the spine from the top to the bottom in addition to taking a teaspoon of  pure organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and honey every other day).
  • Tingling arms (points 1, 55, 40, 20, 21, arm muscles and affected joints).
  • Tingling feet (points 1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 26, 27, feet joints and affected muscles).
  • Abdominal pain (points 1, 55, 7, 8 and dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, 140, as well as dry cupping on the back opposite to the pain).

(Dry Cupping means without any incisions/scratches (.

 

Group (B)

 

Important Note: The following points are arranged according to their importance.  Sometimes, the cupping therapist does not need to use all of the points and sometimes he/she has to use them all, depending on the condition of the disease.

  • Hemorrhoids (swollen vessels around anus) (points 1, 55, 121, 11, 6 and dry cupping on 137, 138, 139).
  • Anal Fistula (opening in skin near anus, due to formation of a channel through which fluid leaks) (points 1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13 and cupping around the anus and above the fistula hole).
  • Prostate and Erectile dysfunction, ED (male impotence and urinary difficulty due to enlarged prostate gland) (points 1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13) and you may add for ED 125, 126, 131 on both legs, and dry cupping on 140, 143.(
  • Chronic coughs and lung diseases (points 1, 55, 4, 5, 120, 49, 115, 116, 9, 10, 117, 118, 135, 136, and two cups below both knees(.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) (points 1, 55, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 101, 32, 6, 48, 9, 10, 7, 8, and you may replace 2, 3 with 43, 44).
  • Stomach problems and ulcers (points 1, 55, 7, 8, 50, 41, 42 and dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, 140(.
  • Renal (kidney) disease (points 1, 55, 9, 10, 41, 42 and dry cupping on 137,140).
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (abdominal cramps and discomfort characterized by bloating and trapped wind and alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation, often related to anxiety) (points 1, 55, 6, 48, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 45, 46 and dry cupping on 137).
  • Chronic constipation (long term difficulty with opening bowels)(points 1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 28, 29, 30, 31).
  • Diarrhea (dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, 140).
  • Involuntary urination (bed wetting) (after the age of five: dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, 140, 142, 143, 125, 126).
  • Depression, withdrawal, insomnia (inability to sleep), psychological conditions and nervousness (points 1, 55, 6, 11, 32 and below the knees.(
  • Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis (narrowing of the blood vessels due to muscular spasm or fatty deposits) (points 1, 55, 11) (cupping points are on the places of pain in addition to a teaspoon of pure, organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and honey every other day).
  • Inflammation in the lining of the stomach (gastritis) (points 1, 55, 121).
  • Excessive sleep (points 1, 55, 36) in addition to a teaspoon of pure, organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and honey every other day).
  • Food allergies (one dry cup using a light suction directly on the umbilicus pit [belly button]).
  • Sores, leg and thigh abscesses (pus filled spots) and itching of iliac fossae (itching in hip area) (points 1, 55, 129, 120).

Group (C)

 

Important Note: The following points are arranged according to their importance.  Sometimes, the cupping therapist does not need to use all of the points and sometimes he/she has to use them all depending on the condition of the disease.

 

  • Heart disease (points 1, 55, 19, 119, 7, 8, 46, 46, 47, 133, 134).
  • Diabetes (points 1, 55, 6, 7, 8, 22, 23, 24, 25, 120, 49) note: the area of cupping should be applied with black seed oil or honey for 3 days.
  • Liver and gall bladder disease (points 1, 55, 6, 48, 41, 42, 46, 51, 122, 123, 124 and 5 cups on the right, outer leg).
  • Varicose veins (enlarged, unsightly superficial veins) on the legs(points 1, 55, 28, 29, 30, 31, 132 and around the veins but NOT over the veins).
  • Varicocele (enlarged unsightly veins on scrotum of male) (points 1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13, 28, 29, 30, 31, 125, 126).
  • Elephantiasis (swollen leg due to blockage of lymph channels)note: the patient should rest for 2 days before cupping.  He/She should also raise his/her affected leg up and then place it in warm water for two hours prior to cupping (points 1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 120, 49, 121 and around the affected leg from the top of the leg to the bottom in addition to 125, 126, 53, 54).
  • Skin diseases (points 1, 55, 49, 120, 129, 6, 7, 8, 11 and cupping on the affected areas).
  • Overweight (points 1, 55, 9, 10, 120, 49 and areas of desired weight loss), daily massage cupping over area of desired weight loss.
  • Underweight (points 1, 55, 121).

 

  • Cellulite daily massage cupping over affected area.
  • Infertility (points 1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13, 120, 49, 125, 126, 143, 41, 42( .
  • Thyroid disease (points 1, 55, 41, 42).

 

Group (D)

 

  • Headaches (points 1, 55, 2, 3) and you may replace points 2, 3 with 43, 44. If it is caused by eye strain add 104, 105 and 36.  If it is caused bynasal sinuses add 102, 103 and 114.  If it is caused by high blood pressure add 11, 101 and 32. If it is caused by constipation add 28, 29, 30 and 31.  If it is caused by a cold add 120, 4 and 5.  If it is caused by a stomach ache add 7, 8. If it is caused by the kidneys add 9, 10.  If it is caused by menstruation for women add 11, 12 and 13.  If it is caused by gall bladder and liver add 6, 48.  If it is caused by the spine column perform cupping on the spine.  If it is caused by tension add 6, 11 and 32. If it is caused by anemia add 120, 49 and take one teaspoon of black honey (molasses) with a quarter of a teaspoon of ground fenugreek and 7 ground black seeds daily. If the headache is due totumors in the brain, cupping should be performed on the area of pain on the head).
  • Migraine (severe headache associated with nausea and visual disturbance) (points 1, 55, 2, 3, 106 and area of pain).
  • Diseases of the eyes (retina, eye disorder, blurred vision, atrophy of the eye nerves, glaucoma (Blue Water), cataract (White Water) and weak eye, eye inflammation and secretion of tears and eye sensitivity (points 1, 55, 36, 101, 104 , 105, 9, 10, 34, 35, above the eyebrows and on the hair line above the forehead).
  • Tonsils, throat, gums, teeth, and the middle ear problems (dizziness, nausea and ringing in ears) (points 1, 55, 20, 21, 41, 42, 120, 49, 114, 43, 44).
  • Weakness of hearing and inflammation of hearing nerve, tinnitus (ringing sensation in ears) (points 1, 55, 20, 21, 37, 38 and behind the ear).
  • Nasal sinuses (points 1, 55, 102, 103, 108, 109, 36, 14 and on the hair line).
  • Neuritis (inflammation) of the fifth and seventh nerves (points 1, 55, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114 and on the affected area).
  • To stimulate the system of perception (encourage awareness)(points 1, 55, 2, 3, 32).
  • Clinical Memory Loss (important: if point 39 is cupped unnecessarily it may cause damage to the memory.  Also its unnecessary repetition may increase memory loss (point 39 occipital prominence).
  • Mute (unable to speak) (points 1, 55, 36, 33, 107, 114( .
  • To help stop smoking (points 1, 55, 106, 11, 32( .
  • Convulsion (fits) (points 1, 55, 101, 36, 32, 107 on both sides, 114, 11, 12, 13).
  • For the treatment of mental retardation (points 1, 55, (101 only once) 36, 32, 2, 3, 120, 49, 11, 12, 13( .
  • Atrophy (loss) of brain cells (oxygen deficiency) (points 1, 55, 101, 36, 32, 34, 35, 11 and perform cupping on the joints, muscles and neck, 43 and 44 on the front and back. Eat honey and royal jelly. Perform massage cupping daily).

Group (E) Gynecological

 

Important warning: pregnant women should avoid cupping during pregnancy except if they are over-due and wish to go into labour. In this case, they should have dry and massage cupping between the knee and ankle on both legs.  Cupping a pregnant woman may cause miscarriage.

 

  • Hemorrhage (vaginal bleeding) (points 1, 55, (3 dry cups under each breast daily until bleeding ceases).
  • Amenorrhea (absence of periods) (points 1, 55, 129, (131 from the outside), 135, 136 (.
  • Brownish Secretion 3 dry cups under each breast daily until secretion ceases (points 1, 55, 120, 49, 11, 12, 13 and 143). If secretion has no smell, no colour or itching, perform cupping on (points 1, 55, 9, 10, 41, 42, 11, 12, 13, 143).
  • Menstruation (period) problems (points 1, 55 (dry cupping on 125, 126, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143).
  • To stimulate the ovaries (points 1, 55, 11, (dry cupping on 125, 126).
  • Pain after a uterus (womb) operation, menstrual (period) pain, the  problems of ligation of the fallopian tube (tube being tied/blocked), milk existence in the breast without being pregnant and menopausal symptoms (depression, nervousness, psychological conditions, acute uterus) (points 1, 55, 6, 48, 11, 12, 13, 120, 49) (Dry Cupping on 125, 126).  To regulate the menses, it is preferred to perform cupping on the second day of the menses.

Cupping places on the back

1, the shoulder, the seventh vertebra (bone of spine) of the neck.

2 & 3, the area between the ears, the back of the head where hair grows or on the sides of the neck.

4 & 5, the air door between the two ribs upwards in the branching of the tracheae (main windpipe) and the bronchus (smaller windpipe).

6, the gall bladder at the peripheral of the right rib toward the spine.

7 & 8, on the stomach place at the middle of the back opposite to the stomach on the spinal sides.

9 & 10, the kidney centre under 7 & 8 on the middle of the back.

11, lumbar vertebrae – a prominent bone at the lower back of the vertebra column.

12 & 13, on the sides of 11, slightly upward, 5cm away from the spine.

14, 15, 16 & 17, the colon, almost on the colon corners from the back and18 of the middle of the spine.

19, the heart, opposite to the heart from the back and almost on the left rib side.

20 & 21, tonsils triangle that lies in the area between the neck and the shoulder with a slight bending to the back.

22 & 23, above the pancreas gland under the rib end.

24 & 25, at the beginning of the lower half of the back.

26 & 27, bilaterally at the sides of the iliac bone.

28, 29, 30 & 31, at the upper part of the buttocks.

32, on the middle of the head.

33, on the right part of the hair near the forehead or the hair line.

34 & 35, the right and left part of the brain (at the temporal sides of the brain) as well as the occipital bone.

36, the cerebellum (occipital) prominent bone on the head.

37 & 38, nearly 3cm above the ears.

39, prominent occipital bone, the deep area at the back of the head where cupping is prohibited, except in necessary cases.

40, in the middle of the back of the neck.

41 & 42, on the back of the head to the right and the left.

43 & 44, the sides of the neck.

45 & 46, nearly 3cm above the air trachea (4-5).

47, on the left shoulder in addition to the heart.

48, on the right rib from upward, complementary to the gall bladder knot.

49, the immunity area from the back, between the two scapulae (shoulder blades).

50, 6cm slightly above 8, for stomach ulcers.

51 & 52, the two thigh bones (femur), from both sides.

53 & 54, the inner part of the knee from the back.

55, almost 3cm under the shoulder.

 

Cupping places on the face and abdomen

 

101, the forehead on the place of worship in praying and it is better not to repeat it.

102 & 103, above the eyebrows from the inner part of the nasal sinuses.

104 & 105, on both sides of the brows and slightly upward for headaches and sight.

106, almost 6cm above the left ear to help give up smoking.

107, nearly 4cm above the cheeks to assist in speech.

108 & 109, on the sides of the nose for nasal sinuses.

110, under the ear from the right and left.

111, 112 & 113, near the eye and the cheek and near the lip to treat the fifth and sixth nerve.

114, under the chin and it has many benefits.

115 & 116, under the ends of the clavicle (collar bone) from the outside and on the shoulders.

117 & 118, under the clavicle (collar bone) from the inside, on the chest.

119, the heart, under the middle of the left clavicle (collar bone) using four fingers of the patient himself.

120, sternum bone (breastplate), in the middle of the chest.

121, first part of the stomach directly under the chest bone.

122, 123 & 124, above the liver, right of the belly.

125 & 126, between the belly and the thigh near the pubic hair area for involuntary urination, infertility…etc.

127 & 128, on the inner part of the thighs.

129, on the back of the feet to the right.

130, on the sides of the heel from inside and outside for edema.

131, above the heel bone nearly 5cm from the outside.

132, varicocele.

133, almost 2cm above the stomach mouth and near the end of the chest bone.

134, under the left breast.

135 & 136, 5cm away from the breast nipple from the inside for the lungs.

137, 138, 139 & 140, above, right, left and under the umbilicus (belly button).

141, & 142, Right and left of 140.

143, above the bladder.

Alahmdulilah I have found head points and another site

http://ajmal-mahdee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/special-report-of-hijama-cupping.html

Hijama Points Head  Neck
Hijama Points Head Neck

You can buy the necessary cups on line , like this set that comes with a pump.

Tradtionally hijama is done by using a flame to create a vacuum in glass cups.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/12pcs-Excellent-hijama-cupping-therapy/dp/B00I1GCIX2

WHAT STARTS GOOD ENDS GOOD – LEMON WATER

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

Every morning , after prayer, I drink room temperature water with fresh lemon juice and this is why…

LEMON WATER
LEMON WATER
  1. Boosts your immune system Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They are high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.
  2. Balances pH Drink lemon water every day and you will reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes lemons have citric acid but it doesn’t create acidity in the body once metabolized.
  3. Helps with weight loss Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.
  4. Promotes digestion Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.
  5. It is a diuretic Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are released at faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
  6. Clears the skin The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Warm lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. You can apply it directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.
  7. Freshens breath Not only that, it can also help relive tooth pain and gingivitis. Careful though….the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so monitor the amount you are drinking.
  8. Relives respiratory problems Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and coughs. It’s known to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies as well.
  9. Keeps you Zen Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you are under stress.
  10. Helps kick the coffee habit After taking a glass of warm lemon water, you will have less craving for coffee in the morning.

So why does the water have to be warm not cold? Cold water likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. Your body has to expel energy to process the cold water. Read more at http://www.activevegetarian.com/health-benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water#4b1YPIby8yQ7vVqg.99

FRONT LINE FEMINISM….MUSLIMAHS AND MUSLIM MEN part 1

THE FEMININE FLUX- AN ISSUE OF OUR TIME…..before Allah guided me to Islam I was  Christian, then a Rasta and when I heard Bob Marley say ” stand up for your rights!” I knew he didn’t just mean men.So I was going to stand up for my rights and by the Grace of Allah I have been doing it ever since.

Back in the Daze
Back in the Daze

as salam alaikum, what some brothers (and their female cohorts) don’t like is a sister who speaks out and no-way a pretty sister with light skin that speaks out.We are supposed to know our place.It is the beauty that attracts brothers and this is why certain sisters have more experience than other in their dialogue with brothers, especially us reverts who often don’t have a maharam and have to stand up for ourselves, alhmdulilah maasha’allah, we stand up for ourselves and this is what SOME people don’t like, people male and female who come from cultures where women are oppressed.Those cultures are not Islamic, they might be Muslim but they are not Islamic.

As women we are supposed to know our place.

“Where’s that? Underneath your foot?”” I asked one infamous serial polygamist brother who wanted me as part of his transient hareem.

 

Their Islam is based on culture , conjecture(conjuror) and personal interpretation.They are ignorant of the vibrant dynamic out spoken women who were the wives of the prophet Muhammad(salah la alaihi wa salem) and the sahabiyaat).These women did not do dumb, they spoke up, they asked uncomfortable questions, they challenged and confronted the likes of umar ibn al kitab(radiahu anah)……..and they lowered their gaze when needs be.Let me say this again, they lowered their gaze when needs be…..these were balanced dynamic mode not suck in one mode of thinking.Their connection with Allah was such that they were guided and Allah didn’t guide them to be doormats.These women were on the battlefield as soldiers and doctors and nurses.Do you seriously think a woman who is on the battle field will come home and say” yes sir, no sire three bags full sir masssa?”

No she won’t. like the prophet’s wives , she will challenge you if she thinks you are wrong.

REVERT RANT stand up

oh muslim ummah study the deen, look at the wife of umar al kitab , she used to argue with him but he valued all teh good this women sis for him.
Too many brothers are boys in long trousers, spoilt by your mothers and by spoilt i mean useless like bad apple, no good to any decent sister which is why you end up marrying your cousins because when we use an islam criterion to judge you as a potential husband you come up so lacking.

It is not that we are “Westernised” that we are not married, its not because we are old that we are not married, it is not that we are not on the deen that we are not married, its not that we are ugly that we are not married, it is not that we have bad relations with our families that we are not married.It is not that we are bad mannered that we are not married.
It is because we are on our deen, we do not need a man to get us up for fajr becasue Allah is our Wali, Allah wakes us for Suhour, Allah commands our hijaab we do it to please Him,we guard our prayers, we guard our deen, we guard our private parts, we are not just pretty we are stunning,maasha’allah, we strive to balance our career with good deeds and we are good to our mothers and good to our family, by The Grace Of Allah.

So yes we will be fussy because we are gems, we are diamonds, we are pearls, alhmdulilah maasha’allah.

It is the ignorance and lack of application of studying the culture and personalities surrounding the Prophet, salah la alaihi wa salem, that make people come out with statements that in fact wrong themselves because of their ignorance and trying to impose that ignorance on others, may Allah help us to be more honest and clear in our application to studying islam ameen, may Allah make it easy for us especially the brothers to apply that islamic knowledge and be better leader, men that command our respect because of good character ameen

WHEY TOO MUCH PROCESSED MILK

Most nutritional business wants you to buy their products rather than their information, which is often lacking because the people selling to you are not qualified nutritionist.

A qualified nutritionist will teach you, show you and give you information, when applied, will empower you to make conscious choices when she is not around.

 When you are ready to invest in yourself, I would love to hear from you.

Until such time…

 The dairy industry, especially in the USA, needs to find an outlet for dairy produce, as people are moving away from drinking milk to healthy alternatives like nut milks, they need to find somewhere to channel diary as it’s an invested commodity stock.

Too many of these  so called health weight loss or training drink contain powdered whey protein, this is just another processed form of milk. Not good for you in the long run. Or worst than that, some protein shakes actually contain some sort of dried beef meat.

Whey From Cow's Milk
Whey From Cow’s Milk

According to the Mayo clinic “ Whey protein may cause abnormal heart rhythms, changes in cholesterol levels, headache, increased diabetes risk, increased fracture or osteoporosis risk, kidney dysfunction, liver damage, stomach or intestine symptoms (acid reflux, bloating, constipation, cramps, gas, increased bowel movements, movement problems, nausea, reduced appetite, swelling of limbs, and upset stomach), and thirst. Whey protein may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised in people with diabetes or low blood sugar, and in those taking drugs, herbs, or supplements that affect blood sugar. Blood sugar levels may need to be monitored by a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist, and medication adjustments may be necessary.

Whey protein may increase the risk of bleeding. Caution is advised in people with bleeding disorders or in those taking drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding. Dosing adjustments may be necessary.

Whey protein may interfere with the way the body processes certain drugs using the liver’s “cytochrome P450” enzyme system.

Whey protein may cause low blood pressure. Caution is advised in people with low blood pressure or in those taking drugs or herbs and supplements that lower blood pressure.

Drowsiness or sedation may occur. Use caution if driving or operating heavy machinery.

Use cautiously in people who take medications, including agents that affect the immune system and agents that lower cholesterol.

Use cautiously in people with stomach or intestine disorders.

Avoid in people with known allergy or sensitivity to milk or milk products, including cow’s milk, sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, and mare’s milk.

Avoid in people who are avoiding the use of dairy products.

Avoid using whey protein long-term and in excessive amounts.

Only approved sources of whey protein should be used in infant formulas.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

There is a lack of scientific evidence on the use of whey protein during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Only approved sources of whey protein should be used in infant formulas. Allergic reactions have been reported with exposure to whey protein, including diarrhea, failure to thrive, infant colic, and rash.”

If you want quick unhealthy results, this powders that you mix with water twice a day are the answer.

If you truly wan to make conscious choices about want you eat, what you put into your body investing in a personal nutritionist who will show you, teach you over a short space of time, what you can do to help yourself where ever you may find yourself.

Who’s in it for the long game?

 

USEFUL READING

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/whey-protein/safety/hrb-20060532