DO NOT APPLY HIJAMA TO PATIENTS FRESHLY EXPOSED TO THE COVID VACCINE
We have been asked several times whether to apply Hijama to patients who have just had the Covid Vaccine.
Hijama will NOT stop the side effects of the vaccine and here is the reason why...
Temporary side effects including headache, fatigue and fever are signs of the immune response.
HERE’S THE THEORY ON HOW VACCINES WORK:
The immune system has two main arms, and the first kicks in as soon as the body detects a foreign intruder. White blood cells swarm to the site, prompting inflammation that's responsible for chills, soreness, fatigue and other side effects.
This rapid-response step of your immune system tends to wane with age, one reason younger people report side effects more often than older adults. Also, some vaccines simply elicit more reactions than others.
That said, everyone reacts differently.
Behind the scenes, the shots also set in motion the second part of your immune system, which will provide the real protection from the virus by producing antibodies.
Another nuisance side effect: As the immune system activates, it also sometimes causes temporary swelling in lymph nodes, such as those under the arm.
FOR CUPPING PRACTITIONERS: THE SITUATION WITH INTRAVENOUS SKIN PENETRATION
- In the issue ofABC Science by science reporter Belinda Smith, we are advised that the COVID Vaccine is non-intravenously injected deep into muscle tissue so that it can be rapidly absorbed by the body. This is where some might be getting confused.
- In Hijama we are only taking non-intravenous blood out. Although both are somewhat similar in procedure, one must understand that the COVID needle goes deeper than the abrasion we make with our scalpel blade.
The vaccine needle goes past the layers of skin into the muscle
The Hijama cuts actually cross the border between the epidermis and the dermis (not deep)
How much time should be allowed before a skin penetration procedure?
At this stage there are no studies that can confirm a specific timeframe. However, we have been encouraged that all skin penetration procedures create an immune response and should follow the advice from the Ministry of Health.
At this stage, the advice we have been given is to wait 4-6 weeks if someone has been vaccinated before performing a skin-penetration procedure without exhausting the individuals wellbeing. This will allow for any potential reactions or delayed hypersensitivity reaction to run it’s course without possible association to the procedure you have given them. If we gain further updates, we will keep you informed.