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Cupping Therapy

(The Prophet said), "Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing)." But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire."

wet Cupping

Hijamah Healing The Best Treatment and A Forgotten Sunnah!

A Forgotten Sunnah and Why it's Revival is the Key to Long-Lasting Health.


Anas ibn Maalik (r) reported that the Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijamah (Cupping)…" Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371).

Hijamah is practiced and held in the highest regards by Muslims, since the Quran has compelled them to: "..Take what the Messenger (PBUH) gives you and abstain from what he forbids you.." [59:7]

What is Hijamah?

  • Derived from the Arabic word “Hajm” which means “sucking”.

  • Hijamah wet cupping involves the creating of suctions and negative pressure through cups and then making small, shallow incisions in the skin surface to draw out stagnated blood and toxins from the body.

  • Cups are applied to specific parts of the body, such as affected areas, muscles and organs to circulate blood, reduce stagnation, reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

  • Hijamah cupping therapy is a preventative therapy to stay healthy, as well as a curative treatment to get better from a sickness.

  • It increases the production of red and white blood cells, boosts the immune system and eliminates harmful toxins from the body.

Does it really work?

  • Hijamah increases the blood flow by expanding blood vessels with the negative pressure creaed through a suction pump and cup.

  • Removes toxins.

  • Oxygenates the area

  • Boosts immunity by activating the lymphatic system.

The Science Behind  Cupping

Hematological investigations were done on 40 blood samples taken from normal, healthy individuals (20 paired samples of Hijamah blood and venous blood of each subject). Analysis of the data showed significant differences in many of the hematological factors between the cupped blood and venous blood, with cupped blood having higher levels of impurities and toxins. [Z.V.M.Unani Medical College & Hospital, Pune, India 2015 by Dr Ghazala Mulla]

​A study comparing cupped blood samples with venous samples showed how cupped blood had much higher levels of negative substances such as uric acid, compared to venous blood. This proves that Hijamah draws out toxins successfully. [By Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi, Tooba Ghazanfari, Marjan Aghajani, Farideh Danyali and Mohsen Naseri Shahed University, Faculty of Medicine, Islamic Republic of Iran]

Hijamah for Today’s Health Problems

Salma, the servant of the Messenger (PBUH) said, "Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allah (saw), he (saw) would advise them to perform Hijamah (Cupping)." Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3858).

In many cases, Allopathic medicine fails patients. They have to turn to alternative natural therapies for relief and cure. Hijamah therapy is one of the most powerful ones, as it detoxes the body and cleanses the blood cells. It also helps with:

  • Fertility issues.

  • Back and knee pain.

  • Headaches and migraines.

  • Cardiovascular and respiratory issues.

  • Muscular and skeletal issues.

  • Some testimonials (case studies on our blog).


  • Joint pains.

  • Skin conditions.

  • High and low blood pressure.

  • High cholesterol.

  • Muscular and skeletal issues.

  • Cancer.

  • Post-Treatment Changes


  • Temporary skin discoloration and scabs at Hijamah sites.

  • May feel temporarily tired.

  • May feel temporarily hungry.

  • Powerful detox and cleansing mechanism.

  • Improved cellular count and increased oxygenation levels.

  • A healing crisis is prevalent as the body adapts to changes after the hijamah therapy.

  • Balancing of all the body systems.


  • Oxygenation.

  • Strengthening of immune system and white blood cell production.

  • Pain relief.

  • Relaxation.

  • Improved spirituality.

  • Enhanced sleep.

  • Makes one more active and happy.

  • Improve in the functioning of the digestive system.

Islamic Perspective

Hijamah has been an esteemed method of treatment for Muslims due to the following reasons:

Ordered by Allah (swt)

The Prophet was told to establish Hijamah in the Ummah. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “I did not pass by any group of angels on the night of Al Isra', except they said to me: "O Muhammad, tell your nation to do Hijamah". Ibn Majah (3477)
Practiced by Prophet (pbuh)

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions that the Messenger (PBUH) was cupped on his head when he was afflicted with magic and that it is from the best of cures for this if performed correctly. Zaad al Ma'aad (4/125-126).

Prophet (PBUH) Professed Hijamah

Abu Hurairah (r) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, "Whoever performs Hijamah (Cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861).
“Hijamah cupping on the back of the neck treat seventy-two illnesses” (Collected by At-Tabarani)
Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, " Hijamah (Cupping) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory..." Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3487).

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيل، ‏‏‏‏‏‏حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، ‏‏‏‏‏‏عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏أَنّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏قَالَ:‏‏‏‏   إِنْ كَانَ فِي شَيْءٍ مِمَّا تَدَاوَيْتُمْ بِهِ خَيْرٌ فَالْحِجَامَةُ  .
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet صلی ‌اللہ ‌علیہ ‌وسلم said: The best medical treatment you apply is cupping. Sunnan e Abu Dawood - 3857
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏وَكَثِيرُ بْنُ عُبَيْدٍ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏قَالَا:‏‏‏‏ حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏عَنْ ابْنِ ثَوْبَانَ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏عَنْ أَبِيهِ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏عَنْ أَبِي كَبْشَةَ الْأَنْمَارِيِّ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏قَالَ كَثِيرٌ إِنَّهُ حَدَّثَهُ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ  يَحْتَجِمُ عَلَى هَامَتِهِ وَبَيْنَ كَتِفَيْهِ، ‏‏‏‏‏‏وَهُوَ يَقُولُ:‏‏‏‏ مَنْ أَهْرَاقَ مِنْ هَذِهِ الدِّمَاءِ فَلَا يَضُرُّهُ أَنْ لَا يَتَدَاوَى بِشَيْءٍ لِشَيْءٍ  .
Narrated Abu Kabshah al-Ansari: The Messenger of Allah صلی ‌اللہ ‌علیہ ‌وسلم used to have himself cupped on the top of his head and between his shoulders, and that he used to say: If anyone pours out any of his blood, he will not suffer if he applies no medical treatment for anything. Sunnan e Abu Dawood - 3859

Hijamah in Other Cultures

Hijamah Cupping Therapy is a therapeutic treatment practiced for over 5,000 years. It spread to many nations around the world over time including China, Africa, Russia, Middle East, Central, South East, South Asia and Europe, USA. The first documented records of its practice were found in the 19th century; the “Ebers Papyrus” originated from Egypt.

Hijamah wet cupping has also been practiced in Europe and USA since the early 1900’s.
Origins of wet cupping are found in Egypt, Greece and China.

HIjamah wet cupping is still being practiced all over the world, especially in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Europe.
In Finland and Turkey there are many Hijamah/wet cupping spas all over the country.


Wet Cupping Therapy

It is the most frequently used, oldest and often most effective method. A surgical instrument is use to scrape the skin and the cup is then applied to collect blood.

Suction created like dry cupping but after 3 min cup is removed to reveal swollen, red patch of skin. Small incisions are made on this patch to draw out 'diseased' blood.

 ₹150 -200-300-700/per cupping

Flash Cupping Therapy

The name given when several medium cuppings are preformed several times in quick succession along the area being treated to stimulate it.



Dry cupping

This is the process of using a vacuum on different areas of the body in order to gather the blood in that area without incisions.

Cups that have been heated or have an attached pump are placed on the affected part. Vacuum created by heat or manually by the pump, lifts the skin, expands blood vessels and creates a bright red mark.

₹150/per cup

Dry Needling

Massage Cupping or Moving Cupping:

Is a great method of massage and will be done by applying oil to the skin and moving the cup, by a weak suction, on the area to be treated.



How to prepare for cupping or cupping massage ? 

  1. Hydrate. Water is essential for your health, especially for your lymphatic system. ...

  2. Eat an hour or so before your appointment.

  3. Don't shave the area within four hours of your appointment. ...

  4. Recover from sunburn. ...

  5. Don't exfoliate aggressively.

Fire Cupping 

Fire cupping is an alternative, non-invasive treatment technique that uses special cups placed on the skin to encourage blood flow to damaged areas. This unique therapy is often recommended to patients who suffer from muscular pain, joint pain, skin problems, and/or respiratory disorders.

₹500/ per cup


Why You Should Try Fire Cupping

There haven’t been many scientific studies published on fire cupping, but the ones that have been published demonstrate the health benefits of cupping. For example, a study published the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that fire cupping was beneficial in the treatment of acne, herpes zoster, and chronic pain.

Another study published in PLoS One discovered fire cupping was a safe and effective treatment modality for several diseases and conditions, including acne, facial paralysis, and cervical spondylosis. The British Cupping Society reports that cupping can be used to mitigate:

  • Arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • High blood pressure

  • Migraines

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Varicose veins

  • And more!


Dry  Needling cupping

Dry needling Cupping practitioners inserting a needle directly into muscle knot or pressure point will release tension in the surrounding muscles for therapeutic purposes, also known as myofascial trigger points. The trigger points may increase flexibility and improve range of motion. Consequently, this method is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain. Many types of research have provided evidence-based support in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, tension-type migraine headaches, pelvic girdle pain, knee osteoarthritis, lateral elbow pain, and shoulder conditions.

700/per cup

How to prepare for cupping or cupping massage ? 

Hydrate. Water is essential for your health, especially for your lymphatic system. ...
Eat an hour or so before your appointment.
Don't shave the area within four hours of your appointment. ...
Recover from sunburn. ...
Don't exfoliate aggressively.

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Hijamah Cupping Therapy essentially detoxifies and cleanses the body, by drawing toxic blood from the body. This produces new blood cells and strengthens the immune system. Cupping is also useful to treat muscular and skeletal issues. To learn more about Hijamah Cupping Therapy and how you can become a 2f Hijamah & Research Center Certifed Hijamah & Acupuncture Practitioner.



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