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Hijama: A Brief Explanation


Hijama, also known as “cupping,” is a therapy that draws from the wisdom of prophetic medicine and ancient Egyptian medicine. It aims to promote well-being and combat both spiritual ailments by harnessing the power of nature. Hijama involves using a suction cup to remove stagnant and toxic blood from specific areas of the body where it is needed. The effectiveness of hijama lies in understanding how it impacts our system, which consists of the heart, blood vessels, and lymphatic system. The heart acts as a pump, circulating blood—a fluid composed of digested food, oxygen intake, exhaled carbon dioxide, breathing gases, protective substances, and regulatory compounds—through approximately 60,000 miles of arteries in our body. Hijama does not claim to directly cure specific ailments or produce immediate results for particular health conditions. Instead, its principle revolves around purging impurities from the bloodstream to prevent diseases from taking hold in our bodies. In cases where illness already exists within us, bloodletting through hijama may aid in eliminating bacteria and enhancing our body’s natural defense mechanisms for better recovery. However, beneficial effects might not be immediately noticeable; they can manifest days or even months after undergoing hijama treatment.

It’s really not responsible to delay seeking care until symptoms arise. Cupping is most effective when used as a measure to enhance the body’s self-repair abilities. Dry cupping is a technique where blood can be drawn from areas of the body without making any cuts. Another variation called moving cupping involves applying oil to the skin before placing the cups, allowing them to move smoothly. This approach ensures that the circulatory system efficiently supplies oxygen and nutrients to all organs and tissues. Cupping massage is another term used for this technique. On the hand, wet cupping (Hijama) involves using suction at strategic points on the body along with tiny scratches to remove “toxic” blood just beneath the skin surface. It’s important that only a trained and certified hijama practitioner performs cupping. The Sunnah method of cupping uses water to create suction in a cup. It is considered hijama as well. At Hijama Bodycare Center, we specialize in both bloodletting (Hijama) and dry cupping techniques. During your hijama session, in India, we will use this method of cupping on you.

The ancient healing practice of hijama, also known as cupping, has proven to be highly effective in alleviating symptoms associated with various medical conditions. This therapy targets blood stasis, which refers to the accumulation of clotted or congested blood that contains acidic toxins. These toxins can block our capillaries. Hinder the flow of oxygen-rich blood to our cells as well as the removal of carbon dioxide and other waste products. As we age, the gradual buildup of blood stasis weakens our cells, tissues, and organs, making them more susceptible to damage, discomfort, reduced sensation, and decreased efficiency. While the body cannot naturally eliminate blood stasis on its own, hijama provides assistance in this process. During a session lasting 10–15 minutes per area, treated cups are applied to specific spots on the body. Cupping aims to alleviate pain and stimulate healing in targeted areas. Conditions such as stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn,
liver disease,
kidney disease,
high fever, nearsightedness (myopia)
and many others can potentially benefit from this practice.

Hijama is not just physical therapy; it also has meditative qualities.
A skilled practitioner at a Hijama bodycare center will place the mouth of the cup on the skin where the treatment is being done. Then, using a pump, the practitioner creates suction inside the cup, allowing it to firmly hold onto the skin. Dry cupping involves keeping the cup in place for three to five minutes. Next, using a brand new and individually wrapped scalpel, small and shallow scratches are made on the skin while removing any dressing that was applied. This technique of creating scrapes on the skin is gentle and rarely causes any discomfort. Once the unhealthy blood has been collected, the cup is removed from the body in a manner as previously described; this is known as “wet bloodletting.” After ensuring that the skin is clean and preparing for cup removal, it can be discarded along with any materials that came into contact with your skin. All waste materials, including blood and needles, are disposed of properly.

Based on my experiences with cupping sessions, it’s worth mentioning that there may be some pain involved. The specific areas where cups are placed and each individual’s pain tolerance play a role in determining whether discomfort or pain is felt.
It is accurate to compare the sensation of a scratch from a cupping scalpel to that of a bug bite. People who try hijama for the first time often don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. At Hijama bodycare center, trained professionals prioritize your satisfaction. Ensure gentle treatment. Uncommon side effects of cupping include anxiety, dizziness, nausea, chills, and, in some cases, fainting. Reactions to cupping can vary widely, from relief to sudden dizziness, weakness, and fatigue. While cupping may make some individuals feel tired, it’s not necessary for them to get at least four hours of sleep afterward. Some people become more active after receiving a cupping session. However, everyone’s experience may differ. Most patients undergo painless treatments during their hijama sessions. After cupping therapy, you may feel some discomfort in the treated area but not actual pain. Wounds typically heal within two to four days following the procedure. Most individuals resume their routines immediately after receiving hijama. To gain insights into this practice, you can explore the experiences shared by those who have already undergone hijama. Patients often report feeling calm. Refreshed in the days or weeks following their treatment.
The healing benefits of cupping may last for months. Over the following weeks and months, chronic illnesses might start to show improvement. Feel free to ask any questions before we proceed. If you feel uncomfortable with any of the steps involved in cupping, it’s best not to go through with the treatment. Prior to starting hijama, it’s important to consult your doctor if you have any conditions. If your doctor has advised against wearing hijama, please refrain from doing so. 



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