What is Hijama

Hijama is an ancient bloodletting way used in many parts of the Middle East, China, and Europe. To be more specific, this traditional technique is used within the Middles East off the advice given by the Greatest Prophet of Islam Muhammed (Peace and Blessings Upon Him).

Hijama has been used within the management of a wide range of conditions, for example:
  • Blood diseases, such as hypertension
  • Rheumatic conditions such as arthritis
  • Physical conditions such as Sciatica, Neck & Back pain, Headaches & Migraine
  • Mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.


How does Hijama (Wet Cupping) work?

Hijama includes the application of cups through a vacuum to certain points on your body. Once cups are in place blood is withdrawn into the cups through small skin holes made prior. Hijama aims to extract stagnated and congested blood from some points around your body. The theory is that such blood could slow down the transfer of much-needed oxygen, mineral electrolytes, vitamins, enzymes, immune system cells & antibodies to your cells, tissues, and organs. With stagnated or congested blood present in your body; your cells, tissues, and organs may not function at the best and so later become progressively ineffective, inefficient, or easily defeated by Bacteria, Infection, etc.

Hijama is a classical alternative medicine in which a therapist sets distinctive cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for various purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

The cups are made of:

- Glass

- Bamboo

- Earthenware

- Silicone

Hijama might be popular now, but it is not new. It begins back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the best medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians practised cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

Who is not suitable for Hijama?

Children under the age of 10 years., Adults above the age of 70 years. People utilizing blood-thinning or Anti-Clotting medication, such as Aspirin, Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Apixaban (Eliquis), Heparin (various), Warfarin (Coumadin), etc. Pregnant women & women Breastfeeding (during, and 6 months after feeding ceased). People recovering from surgery. People suffering from a lack of red blood cells (Anemia). People with records of Cancer, Diabetes, Heart attacks, and Asthma attacks.

What are the Benefits of Hijama Therapy?

Hijama therapy helps prevent disease and improves blood circulation. It is a secure, painless procedure and is used by several Olympic athletes.

According to the British Cupping Society, HIJAMA THERAPY helps in:

High blood pressure, Anemia, Hemophilia, Anxiety, Depression, Migraines, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Eczema, Acne, Varicose veins and issues with fertility

When Should Hijama Therapy be Used?

Hijama (Cupping) is very relaxing. Detoxing, one of the greatest benefits of Hijama therapy helps prevent illness and improves mental wellness. The most suitable time for Hijama therapy is after a long work week when one needs to remove toxins and rebalance themselves. We are pleased to assist patients to attain wellness and look forward to meeting new people.

Types of Hijama (Cupping)

Dry cupping
When our therapist perform Dry Cupping they will put a flammable substance such as surgical spirit and set it on fire. As the fire goes out, they place the cup upside down on your skin. The air inside the cups creates a vacuum. This allows your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is left for up to three minutes. A further modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump rather than fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes therapists utilize silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.

Hijama (Wet Cupping)
Wet cupping produces a mild suction by leaving a cup in place for about 3- 5 minutes. The therapist then removes the cup and employs a small scalpel to make light, tiny incisions on your skin. Subsequently, they do the next suction to draw out a small quantity of blood. You might take three to five cups in your first session. Or you might try one to see how it goes. It is unusual to get more than 5-7 cups. Then, you may get an antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent infection. Your skin should look normal again within ten days.

Some people also get “needle cupping,” in which the therapist first inserts acupuncture needles and then places cups over them.

In Motion Cupping
In motion cupping is performed using oil, such as Caster oil, Olive oil, Black seed, etc. Once the oil is applied to the area to be massaged, (usually the back). The cup is placed onto the skin using a light vacuum which is made from the suction and can then be moved over the skin with a sliding motion, in circular/long movements. In motion cupping can be performed at any time, on any day and for however long the patient desires.