What is Hijama?
Hijama or cupping is a safe, non invasive, non surgical, preventative, curative and therapeutic treatment that was established over 1400 years ago, which works at the cellular level. Hijama is an extension of acupuncture and general cupping, but it is a completely separate therapy from regular cupping. Hijama literally means sucking or drawing out in Arabic. It is the ultimate detoxification and cleansing treatment with a unique ability to draw out toxins, stagnant blood, inflammation, and excess uric acid from the body in a very safe manner.
The environment that we live in exposes our bodies to a toxin overload, through the air we breath, the food we consume, the water we drink, the pharmaceuticals that we take and the daily products we apply to our bodies. These air borne pollutants as well as preservatives, pesticides and chemicals enter our bodies and blood stream creating vast amounts of illnesses and diseases that we see in our fellow humans. Hijama allows the release of these toxins that have been accumulated and confined in our bodies, creating havoc to be released. And this helps boost our immune system, promotes and boosts the circulatory system and allows our body to heal, repair and fight back to cure itself.
HOW TO BOOK
Please click below to book your hijama appointment. You will be able to select an available slot and this will then be reconfirmed by telephone the booking has been accepted. If this is the first time you are receiving the treatment from us, a consultation shall take place prior to commencement of the treatment. To help us with this, download our consultation form from the link below. This must be completed prior to your first treatment.
A few Ahadith (sayings) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 600:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
that he paid Al-Muqanna a visit during his illness and said, "I will not leave till he gets cupped, for I heard the Prophet pbuh saying, "There is healing in cupping."
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 584:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet pbuh said: "Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing)." But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire."
The validity of Cupping:
Imam Malik's Muwatta Book 54:
Malik related to me that he heard that the Prophet pbuh said, "If there is a remedy that will reach the disease, then cupping will reach it."
Importance of Cupping:
Abu Dawud Book 22. Medicine
Narrated By Abu Hurayrah : The Prophet pbuh said: The best medical treatment you apply is cupping.
The Prophet pbuh doing Cupping on his blessed head:
Abu Dawud Book 05. Marriage
Abu Hurayrah said: Abu Hind cupped the Prophet pbuh in the middle of his blessed head. The Prophet pbuh said: Banu Bayadah, marry Abu Hind (to your daughter), and ask him to marry (his daughter) to you. He said: The best thing by which you treat yourself is cupping.
Saheeh Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 601:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Buhaina:
The Prophet pbuh was cupped on the middle of his head at Lahl Jamal on his way to Mecca while he was in a state of Ihram. Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet pbuh was cupped on his head.
Fasting and Cupping:
The Prophet pbuh was cupped while he was fasting. However, if doing this weakens the fasting person, it is disliked. Thabit al-Bunani asked Anas:
"Did you dislike cupping for a fasting person during the time of the Prophet?" He answered: "No [we did not], unless it made someone weak." This is related by al-Bukhari.
The Prophet pbuh doing Cupping during Umrah:
Sahih Muslim Book 07. Pilgrimage
Chapter : Permissibility of cupping for a Muhrim.
Ibn 'Abbas ra reported that the Prophet pbuh got himself cupped in the state of Ihram.
Cupping mentioned on the Night of Al Isra':
The Prophet pbuh said, I did not pass by any group of angels on the night of Al Isra', except they said to me: "O Muhammad, tell your nation to do Cupping". Ibn Majah, 3477
In regards to the one performing Cupping:
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 595:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet was cupped and he paid the wages to the one who had cupped him and then took Su'ut (Medicine sniffed by nose).
Sahih Muslim Book 10. Business Transactions
Chapter : It is permissible to get the wages of cupping.
A Hadith like this has been transmitted on the authority of Abu Huraira ra.
Chapter 49. Cupping of the Prophet pbuh
'Ali ra reported: " The Prophet pbuh once took the treatment of cupping and asked me to pay its fees. I paid the hajjaam (cupper) his fees".
Recommended times to do Hijama:
Anas bin Malik ra stated: the Prophet pbuh used the treatment of cupping on both sides of his blessed head and shoulders and generally this treatment was done on the 17th, 19th and 21st of the Islamic lunar month. ( Tirmidhi ).
Notes from therapist: If these days are not possible then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month. We tend to avoid Wednesdays for Cupping.
As long as Wednesdays are avoided, Hijama treatment is a great blessing regardless of the day of treatment.