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What is Hijama or Wet Cupping Called In English?

Wet cupping is also known as Hijama or Wet Cupping (Arabic: حجامة‎ lit. “Sucking”) or medicinal bleeding, where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision.

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Can Hijama or Wet Cupping Help You Get Pregnant?

When Hijama or Wet Cupping is done, this should improve the circulation and allow a healthy blood flow around the entire body, which should help in conception; therefore any stagnant blood is removed along with extra waste in the blood.

Is Hijama or Wet Cupping Good For Weight Loss?

As cupping increases the blood flow to the area that is being treated, it will also accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. This will decrease inflammation and boost the immune system, both of which are beneficial when trying to change your body composition, i.e. losing weight.

What Should We Not Do Before Hijama or Wet Cupping?

  1. Empty your bowels and your bladder.
  2. Keep your body warm and avoid exposing yourself to cold temperatures before Hijama or Wet Cupping.
  3. If you inhale nicotine, Stop smoking and vaping for 2 hours before Hijama or Wet Cupping.
  4. Do not get Hijama or Wet Cupping done a day before or after getting vaccinated.
  5. Do not donate blood a month before or after Hijama or Wet Cupping.

What You Should Not Eat After Hijama or Wet Cupping?

What to avoid after cupping or a cupping massage:

  1. Caffeine, alcohol, sugary foods and drinks, dairy, and processed meats. These foods slow down your body’s ability to process the treatment.
  2. Hot showers, saunas, hot tubs and strong air conditioning.
  3. Intense exercise.
  4. Cold and windy conditions.

Hijama or Wet Cupping Procedure

Firstly, we apply a moderate amount of oil to the relevant area. We use Black Seed oil or Olive oil. This helps to prepare the skin thereby increasing comfort once the cup is applied, it improves the seal between the mouth of the cup and the skin and in the case of Massage Hijama it also provides the necessary lubrication to allow the cup to move smoothly and freely over the skin. We begin every treatment by applying a cup – or several cups – to the appropriate points using a moderate suction. 

We use hand-held, manual pumps for this purpose as we believe it is by far the most accurate method of ensuring the correct pressure within the cup. These cups will remain in place for several minutes. In the case of Dry Hijama the cups would then be removed and replaced, adjusting the suction accordingly for the main treatment. They would then remain in place for between 5 and 20 minutes accordingly. In the case of Massage Hijama, one or more cups would be used to manipulate the skin and underlying tissues. A Sunnah Hijama Treatment also involves the release of stagnant subcutaneous blood from the point(s) being treated. This is done by making very fine scratches on the skin’s surface thereby allowing a small amount of blood to come through the skin. Once these scratches have been made the cups are then replaced and left in place for up to 20 minutes depending on the aim and nature of the treatment. The cups are finally removed, and the area cleaned. Your treatment is complete.


If blood removed by hijama cupping therapy is tested in laboratory then it will show very higher concentration of uric acid, creatinine, urea, low density lipid, triglycerides, cholesterol, heavy metals, toxic gases.

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