Hijama cupping therapy was established over 1400 years ago, during the advent of Islam in Saudi Arabia. The practice of “Hijama" was introduced and became an extension of general acupuncture cupping. It is a completely separate therapy from regular cupping and is a whole treatment in its own right as it is based on religion and faith.
Muslims practice Hijama based on what was ordained by Allah (swt) and practiced by Muhammad (pbuh). Hijama literally means “Sucking” in Arabic and is the Islamic term used for what is known as “Wet Cupping”. This is where small, superficial incisions are made on the skin that was being dry cupped. The suction pressure under the cup would then stimulate the toxic or unhealthy blood to trickle out and cleanse the diseased or inflamed area of pain on the body. It is also known as Hijamah, Hijaama, Hijaamah, Hajama, and Bekam in some counties. .
Muslims practice Hijama, based on what was ordained by Allah (SWT) and practiced by Muhammad (PBUH)
Allah (SWT) prescribed Hijama Cupping to be practiced by human beings to promote good health and spiritual wellbeing;
“Jibreel (Angel Gabriel) has informed me that Hijama Cupping is the most useful medication for People.” Stated by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as reported by Abu Hurayrah (recorded by al Hakim, verified to be authentic by al Albani [Sahih ul Jami # 218])
Cupping (Hijama) is the best remedy recommended and used by the Prophet (PBUH). The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (Hijama)…" [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)]. The messenger also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) the messenger 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)].
Hijama therapy is vastly beneficial to all human beings and if it was not, Muhammad (PBUH) would not have recommended it to his nation. He placed such high importance on it advised Muslims to use it as a “cure for themselves”. Cuppers throughout time and western, modern scientists accept that their huge advantages to cupping. It is a cheap, effective, safe method of using your own body to prevent, heal and cure itself of illnesses, aches, pains and diseases. It is deeply relaxing and therapeutic for the patient. It boosts the immune system, detoxifies the body, improves blood circulation, removes blood stasis, heals and strengthens all internal organs, improves the skin condition and gives an automatic deep tissue massage. There are massive benefits achieved from cupping. Indeed, there are even more if Hijama is practiced in accordance to the Sunnah.
It can potentially cure all diseases if the person eats well, exercises, thinks positively and prays in conjunction with regular Hijama therapy. It is immediate results and long term effects. It is an effective form of pain relief and strengthens the body, tones muscles and gets the blood flow going. This is a super powerful detox for the body and leaves you feeling strong and revitalized. Common ailments which are easily cured are;
Hijama does not hurt at all providing it is done properly by a qualified Practitioner. It does however come with some 'strange' or 'ticklish' sensations which only last for a few moments. Only a light amount of pressure is needed just enough to break the upper layer of the skin like "scratches". The incisions should be superficial otherwise anything more than that would be too deep and it would make the healing process longer and could ultimately lead to infections and scarring.
Not at all remember this is a sunnah and anything from the sunnah wouldn’t harm us rather the opposite it is beneficial to us. Just remember as long as you are in the hands of a qualified practitioner you have nothing to worry about.
Yes, when practiced in a clean and hygienic environment under the guidance of a qualified practitioner Hijama is relatively risk free.
Both dry and wet cupping can leave round bruise like marks on the surface of the skin and can last from 3-10 days and gradually fades away. In wet cupping the scratches made on the surface of the skin this too will completely fade away within similar timescales depending on individual skin type.
17th, 19th, and 21st day (of the Islamic Lunar month)
Men and women are allowed to have the treatments and it is recommended for all ages and all ailments
EST – 2016
Al Hijama is run by husband and wife, we are both Certified Hijama Practitioners (CHP) who are fully qualified and insured. We both have attained Accredited Higher Diploma in Hijama Cupping Therapy (Dip.HCT) and are members of and regulated by GRCCT (The General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies [www.GRCCT.org]).
We both decided to embark on this journey to revive the forgotten Sunnah, it enabled us to learn, share and help others by treating people through Hijama therapy. We pride our self to provide a unique service tailored to each individuals and offer the best, professional, and honest service.
At Al Hijama we pride ourselves to provide the highest standard of service at all times making sure our patient care and safety is at the heart of everything.
Al Hijama aims to leave a positive impact on clients and to spread this the forgotten Sunnah. Male clients will be treated by a male practitioner and Female clients will be treated by female practitioner.
Founders Ali Hussain and Rashida Hussain