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Hijama (wet cupping) for Thyroid.

The thyroid gland is a small gland located in the neck, just in front of the windpipe. It is a very important gland for the normal function of a lot of the body’s systems. One of its main functions is to produce hormones that help regulate the body's ability to turn food into energy. These hormones are called triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Many of the body's important functions slow down when the thyroid does not produce enough of these hormones.

Hypothyroidism (underactive).

An underactive thyroid (where not enough hormones are being produced) is more common, particularly in women and can cause a number of different symptoms:

  • Tiredness.

  • Weight gain.

  • Irregular periods.

  • Heavy periods.

  • Depression.

  • Hair loss.

  • Being sensitive to the cold.

  • Dry skin and hair.

  • Muscle aches.

Hypothyroidism is diagnosed using a blood test which can be arranged by your GP.

Hypothyroidism can cause pregnancy/fertility complications if left untreated.

Women may experience difficultly getting pregnant if their underactive thyroid condition is not treated.

If an underactive thyroid is not treated during pregnancy, there's a risk of problems occurring. These include:

  • Pre-eclampsia – which can cause high blood pressure and fluid retention in the mother and growth problems in the baby.

  • Anaemia in the mother.

  • An underactive thyroid in the baby.

  • Birth defects.

  • Bleeding after birth.

  • Problems with the baby's physical and mental development.

  • Premature birth or a low birth-weight.

  • Stillbirth or miscarriage.

Hyperthyroidism (overactive).

An overactive thyroid (where too much hormones are being produced) can cause a number of different symptoms, including:

  • Nervousness, anxiety and irritability.

  • Mood swings.

  • Difficulty sleeping.

  • Persistent tiredness and weakness.

  • Eye irritation, puffiness, double vision or bulging eyes.

  • Sensitivity to heat.

  • Swelling in the neck area from an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre).

  • An irregular and/or unusually fast heart rate (palpitations).

  • Twitching or trembling.

  • Weight loss.

How does Hijama help?

Hijama detoxifies inflammatory material from the blood, and when used with a healthy diet, it is able to help regulate immune system function, therefore helping the thyroid gland to become more normalised.

The best way to get hijama done for thyroid is to book an appointment on a Monday or Thursday and its recommended to be on an empty stomach for at least 6 hours prior to treatment.

At the Harrow Cupping Clinic we have treated cases of both hyper and hypo thyroidism and recommend a course of hijama treatments along with some vitamins and supplements. The number of treatments required will vary according to the severity of your condition, your age and other medical factors. Contact us on 07789898925 to find out more about hijama can help with your thyroid condition.



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