Cupping/Hejama

Masnad Health Clinic provides professional Hejama/Wet Cupping services with both MALE and FEMALE Therapists!

 

‘Hejama’ (derived from the Arabic term ‘Hajm’ which means extracting) or wet cupping is an ancient traditional medicine practice. The process involves drawing blood from various points of the body by creating small incisions (using a thin needle or blade) in the skin and then drawing out de-oxygenated “bad” blood through plastic or glass suction cups. This helps to detoxify the body by improving the circulation and purity of blood and enchancing the activitiy of the medulla.

  • Hejama can be used to treat a variety of illnesses such as:
  • Various muscular aches (back, shoulder, neck, and knee)
  • Infertility (male and female)
  • Neurological disorders (Migraine, Epilepsy, seizures)
  • Respiratory disorders (influenza, cough, smoking cessation)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (bowel diseases, constipation)

…And many more

Hijama can be performed almost anywhere on the body, often at the site of an ache or pain in order to ease or alleviate it. Some common points are illustrated in the diagrams below:

 

 

The following video can be viewed to see a detailed explanation of Hejama being carried out step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhOdwwuMJPQ

Sunnah Point of View

For Muslims Hejama is also a part of Prophetic Medicine and Sunnah Treatment. There are many authentic narrations (Ahadith) by the Prophet PBUH that emphasise the benefits of Hejama. Some of these include:

Anas ibn Maalik (RA) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…" [Bukhari (5371)].

Abdullah ibn Abbas (RA) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, "I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (hijama), O Muhammad." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477)].

Although Hejama can be performed at any time of the month the preferred (Sunnah) dates of the month are the 17th, 19th and 21st of the Lunar Calendar.