Hijamah: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the treatment painful?
Usually the treatment is not painful, some people may call it slightly uncomfortable, specially the people who are very sensitive.

Q: How long does the session take?
It can take up to anywhere between 45mins to 1 hours, depending on how many cups you need.

Q: What are the best days for hijama?
The best days are Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, and if these coincide with the 17th, 19th and 21st of the islamic month then the Prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam has said ‘It is a cure for every disease’ (please refer to hadeeth section)

Q: How many sunnah points are there and where are they?
A: There are 5 sunnah points, two on the upper back, two on the sides of the neck, and one on the top of the head.

Q: How many times will I need the treatment?

A: It all depends on what you are suffering from and how long you have had that condition, every individual is different.  It is recommended if you have a ongoing illness, then you should have hijama/cupping performed once every month until the illness is cured inshaAllah then, after that once every three months as a prevention. If you are fit and healthy and just want it for sunnah reasons then, once every three months is recommended inshaAllah.


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