Hijama on the Head (crown) and Neck (carotid arteries or ‘jugular veins’) Work and Effect on the Body

The beauty of Hijama Cupping Therapy is that the results of this treatment are immediate and long-term. Whether you try dry, Hijama (wet cupping), you will feel different straight away. Many patients say they feel “lighter” and experience “mental clarity.”

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best treatment is Hijama Cupping; it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” (Reference: At Tirmidhi, 3053)

Important hadith about hijama

The Hijama really, truly does “cleanse” the blood and clears up all blockages and stagnation in the body. It clears out the whole cardio-vascular system. This is essentially because the primary “Sunnah Points” are at the nape of the neck and in the middle of the shoulder blades. These are the standard locations that a patient should have treated according to “Sunnah” (practices of the Holy Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]). The carotid arteries are also sunnah points and really help to reduce stress in the neck and upper shoulder;

Anas narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) used to have Hijama Cupping done on the veins on the side of the neck and the upper back. (Reference: At -Tirmidhi)

These are crucial points because the top sunnah point cleanses the whole head; ie brain, eyes, ears, gums, teeth and neck. The bottom sunnah point draws toxic blood from the vital organs in the torso, and also the extremities ie; arms and legs. This action allows blood to flow freely and carry vital oxygen to the brain. This nourishes the brain and enables the nervous system, and thus, the whole body to function properly. The immune system also becomes much stronger. More white blood cells are released to deal with the small loss of blood from the wet cupping. Muscles and areas of tension are relaxed and patients feel comfortable and positive at the end of a session.

So you see, the practice of Hijama is a beautiful thing…what more could you ask for? A natural spring clean for your body! There are no extra medical costs or harmful side effects from medicines and chemicals. You will feel refreshed and active, and you will have fulfilled a sunnah. What could possibly make you feel better than that?

Jabir (may Allah SWT be pleased with him said) “I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying; ‘Verily, Hijama cupping has cure in it'”.

Some Benifits Of Hijama

Beauty therapy

Hijama is also beneficial in beauty therapy as it promotes the production of hormones, encourages blood flow and body fluid movement in the bowels and internal organs. In this way toxins are removed and this is important because toxins speed up the aging process and cause other negative conditions.

Effect on diseases

Almost all diseases respond to Hijama. The following are some of the most common:

Pain related conditions

Hijama eases pain, especially that which is related to headache, menstrual cramps, dental pain, tennis elbow, muscle pain, back pain and sciatica.

Headache and migraine

Al-Hijamah was considered to be an effective remedy for headache and it was highly recommended for migraine. The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) used Hijama as a treatment for migraine.


In the beginning, Hijama was recommended for the treatment of arthritis and pain as well as gout. When treating arthritis the treatment is concentrated on the area of the joints concerned. If it is a mild case it is possible to have a complete cure.

Low back pain

Hijama relieves low back pain and in chronic cases it can be used along with acupuncture.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is long-standing severe fatigue without substantial muscle weakness and without proven physical or psychological causes. It has been found that Hijama along with acupuncture is an effective treatment.

Hijama is known to help benefit:

1. Migraine headaches

2. Rheumatoid Arthritis

3. Stiff or swollen joints, especially in the neck and back

4. Stomach ulcers and problems associated with diabetes

5. High blood pressure

6. Psychological disorders and some cases of paralysis

7. While the cupper or patient reads Quran during the treatment

8. Back pain, joint pain, gout, constipation, digestive problems, loss of appetite

9. Insomnia, problems associated with menstruation

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