What is Al-Hijamah/Cupping?

Cupping / Hijama is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger sallahu alayhi wasalam. The Messenger sallahu alayhi wasalam said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping / Hijama” [Saheeh al-Bukharee (5371)]. He sallahu alayhi wasalam also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) and he did not pass by an angel except that it said to him, “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping / Hijama.” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)].

This shows the importance and greatness of this Sunnah.

Cupping in Arabic is known has Hijama and it is an ancient method of treatment that has been used to treat and cure a number of a broad range of conditions throughout the Eastern and Western cultures of the world.  It is also known as cupping or bloodletting therapy.  Conditions such as blood related disorders; haemophilia and hypertension,  for example, rheumatic conditions ranging from arthritis, sciatica, back pain and migraines through to psycho-social applications in the treatment of anxiety and general physical and mental well-being. The primary aim of Hijama/Cupping is to extract blood that is believed to be harmful from the body which in turn rids the body of potential harm from symptoms leading to a reduction in well-being.

A Cure & A Prevention


The Prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam has told us in many hadeeths that this treatment is a cure and a prevention ‘for Every Disease’ (please refer to hadeeths section for quotes),  it keeps your health and well being preserved and cures anything that is causing you affliction.


Improves Blood Circulation & Replenishes the Organs


It eliminates the bad blood and detoxifies your body by helping your body to produce new blood which replenishes your organs & improves the blood circulation,  as studies have shown that 70% of diseases come from within the blood.


Beauty Therapy


Hijama is also beneficial in beauty therapy as it promotes the production of hormones, encourages blood flow and body fluid movement in the bowels and internal organs. In this way toxins are removed and this is important because toxins speed up the aging process and cause other negative conditions.


Authentic hijama/cupping therapy balances all aspects of the body. The aging process speeds up when individual cells dry out, or too much sun. Kidney weakness also speeds up the aging process and leads to dry and damaged hair, early graying or hair loss. Imbalance in ladies also manifests in the early signs of menopause with hot flushes, night sweats and dry skin. Simply applying external lotion to the skin or hair does not access the root cause.


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