Hijama Cupping

Hijama/Wet Cupping Hijama/Wet Cupping is an ancient Arabic therapy for treating many illnesses by applying vacuum stimulation to certain points of the body, causing a local tissue congestion, in which a healing effect takes place. Hijama is a safe, non-invasive and economical way of curing and preventing many diseases.

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Introduction into Hijama

Hijama or cupping is a type of regimental therapy practiced since time immemorial by traditional health practitioner in order to remove the waste material or toxins like substances accumulated in blood under aseptic conditions. With the increasing cost of surgical care and growing resistance to antibiotic organisms the governments around the world are emphasizing on preventive care through Alternative medicine. HIJAMA is a type of Regimental therapy traditionally done throughout the Islamic countries.

Treatment Cost- 350 AED Per Session

Types of hijama or cupping.

  • Dry Hijama or Dry cupping ((من دون تشريط
  • Wet Hijama or Wet Cupping(بتشريط)
  • Sliding or Gliding cupping.
  • Dry cupping: By applying glass cups or silicon or plastic cups on the hijama points for various disorders the blood circulation is activated but without any scarification. usually dry cupping is preceded before wet cupping or it is done alone.

    Wet Hijama or Wet cupping:

    After the dry cupping the cups are gently removed and duly following aseptic measures using a single use disposable surgical blade small scarifications are done on the Hijama points and again cups are applied on the same surface, because of the negative pressure applied on the cups the blood oozes out into the cups through the scarification.. Wet cupping is the most commonly practiced form of Hijama currently throughout the world. Wet cupping when done under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner is done in a aseptic environment duly following all the precautionary measures laid down by the Abudhabi health authority.(HAAD).

In almost all of the diseases. It is a miraculous treatment. The reason is that it is a prophetic way of treatment. Recommended by the Prophet of Allah.

There are three types of Cupping (Hijama):

  • Dry cupping (hijama)
  • Dry massage cupping (hijama)
  • Wet cupping (hijama)

Cupping (Hijama) is a cure for every disease if performed in its correct time. The Messenger said, “Indeed in cupping (Hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]. Said, “Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

No, but you will benefit from it. Its like having your car tune up every 6 months so that it keeps trouble free. As there is no side effect of Hijama. Any one can have it done and one certainly feels good and fresh after Hijama. It improves your over all health.

Mildly painful to some patients but manageable. As the cuts are made very lightly. Ideally no pain should be felt. If the practitioner is experienced then this pain is sometimes not noticeable. Some of the patients do not even know that the cuts have made.

Yes both regular and wet cupping can leave round bruise like marks on the surface of the skin that can stay for approximately two weeks but do gradually fade. In wet cupping this is accompanied by the pin marks or scratches that will completely fade within a similar time frame depending on the individual skin type.

Hijama in Islam The act of performing Hijama is a Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad صل الله عليه و سلم and it is extensively reported in a wide collection of authentic hadith. Its practice is strongly recommended and emphasised in a number of narrations. The practice of Hijama forms an integral part of Islamic Prophetic Medicine

Hijama Sunnah Points

Highlighting the particular points where the Prophet himself got cupped, the following are regarded as the Sunnah Points:

  • Between the Shoulders (KAHIL – Upper Back) – The area between the shoulders blades, most commonly in line with the inferior end of scapula is ideal for cupping therapy. This particular area is best for performing general Hijama as it is the area where toxins and impurities in the blood accumulate and stagnate.
  • The Centre of Head (Yafookh) – It is commonly used to treat all mental, emotional disorders, but also useful for headaches, epilepsy, neurological and endocrine disorders.
  • Above the Nape Cavity (Qamahduwah) – Cupping therapy at this point is a cure for 72 diseases some of which include diarrhea, constipation, backbone pain and stomachache. It improves the health of pancreas and enhances the overall efficiency of digestive system.
  • Top of the Foot – This area is traditionally used to treat swelling, headaches, dizziness/ vertigo, abdominal pain, bloating & constipation. It can also be used to treat ADD/ADHD, mania, restlessness, palpitations and epilepsy.

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger ( SAWS ) said, “Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory…”

Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawud (3858)

“Indeed, the best of remedies you have is hijama (cupping)”.

[Saheeh al Bukhari (5357)]

“Hijama/Cupping is the most helpful procedure for human beings to cure themselves”