Smell is a very powerful sense that can work with your memory. Certain smells remind you of events, people and places. It activates your emotional memory. Aromatherapy uses warm essential oils to activate your sense of smell and increase your sense of well-being. The oils are massaged into your skin, dropped into water for you to bathe in, or blended with other oils or steam for you to inhale. The essential oils used in aromatherapy are powerful and are extracted from plants, shrubs, flowers, bark, peel, resin, grasses, fruits, roots, trees, petals, stems or seeds.
The most frequently used essential oils include camomile, lavender, rosemary and tea-tree. The perceived healing power of essential oils is the main attraction of aromatherapy. But it is also the main question for the sceptic. There is not much qualitative evidence for the claims made by aromatherapists regarding the healing properties of oils, but many people do swear by it.
Claims of aromatherapy enhancing emotional, physical or spiritual health cannot be tested scientifically, but of course many people do give anecdotal evidence for improvements in these areas. Aromatherapy works on the basis that the smell of the essential oils trigger the limbic system — the part of the brain that seems to be linked with emotion. This is why it can affect how you feel, and help you relax. Massage helps your skin to absorb warmed essential oils; these oils improve the effectiveness of the massage in treating specific physical problems.
Today, cupping is used to treat colds, lung infections and problems in the internal organs. It is also used to treat muscle and joint pain and spasms, particularly in the back. In addition, cupping is used to treat painful joints, common cold, cough, stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea.
Due to its stimulating and strengthening effects, bloodletting cupping has been used successfully to help in treatment of many disorders to get and move the blood. It is therefore used particularly for conditions of blood stagnation, poor circulation, asthmatic conditions and cases of polycythemia, a condition due to the rapid formation of blood cells.
Cupping has an extremely positive effect on many health problems. A large number of symptoms frequently disappear after just a few sessions of cupping therapy. There is a wound which is very painful for me, whereupon he said: Boy, bring to me a cupper. I would get this wound cupped. By Allaah, even the touch of a fly or cloth causes me pain and cupping would thus cause me unbearable pain.
And when he saw him feeling pain at the idea of cupping , he said: If there is any effective remedy amongst your remedies, these are three: As for myself I do not like cauterisation. The cupper was called and he cupped him and he was all right. Usamah bin Shuraik narrated that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: