Hijama, is a therapy of fine cuts and cupping that is widely practised in the Islamic world since ancient times and praised by the Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself. 


Hijama is a unique medicinal treatment that has increasingly gotten mixed up and confused with other blood letting techniques in the last few decades.


‘Hijama’ in arabic is derived from ‘hajm’ which means ‘sucking’.The word Hijama is also derived from the Arabic verbs “Hajama” and “Haj’jama” which means “to minimize” or “to restore to basic size”, or “to diminish in volume”. In Arabic they say, “A certain person diminished the problem”, this means that s/he returned the problem to its original size.

There is also a verb “ahjama” which means “to withdraw or retreat from attack”. Thus the person who performed the cupping operation made diseases refrain from attacking him or her.


Hijama is the process of applying cups to various points on the body by removing the air inside the cups to form a vacuum.


Wet cupping (Hijama) – This is the process of using a vacuum at different points on the body but with small incisions in order to remove ‘harmful’ blood which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. (It is recommended that wet cupping (Hijama) is only administered by a Cupping Therapist).


Wet cupping (Hijama) is best administered at certain times of the day and days of the week. Hijama is a cure for every disease if performed at its correct time.


The Sunnah dates for cupping are the 17th, 19th, 21st of every Islamic month


There are specific points on the body where the cups are applied for each ailment and there are Sunnah points as well.