Hijama (Cupping) is an Arabic word, derived from ‘Hajm’ which means ‘sucking’ and in traditional medicine for cupping. Hijama (Cupping) is the process of applying cups to various points on the body where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes.
Hijama is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam). The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam)said, “For every disease there is a cure so if the medicine comes upon the disease it cures it by the will of Allah, the Most High.” [Saheeh Muslim (2204)].
Prophet Muhammad(Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) he (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) did not pass by an angel except that it said to him, “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah with hijama.” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)]. This shows the importance and greatness of this Sunnah.
Cupping therapy is an incredibly ancient and universal practice that spans both East and West. In the primitive shamanistic practices of all the world’s indigenous peoples, there were certain shamans who specialized in the sucking out of illness and infirmity from the body.
In the East, the Chinese have been practicing the art of cupping for at least Five thousand years. Along with Tui Na Massage, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, cupping forms part of the traditional bodywork or physiotherapy system of TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Traditional Chinese Medicines, cupping is applied to the acupuncture points to relieve the stagnation of Qi and blood, both locally and in the organ(s) activated by the point.
In the West, cupping therapy had its birth in Egypt .The Ebers Papyrus, written around 1550 B.C.E., states that bleeding by wet cupping removes foreign matter from the body. In cupping, the ancient Egyptians saw the remedy for just about every disorder. The ancient Egyptians passed the art of cupping on to the ancient Greeks. Both Hippocrates and Galen were staunch advocates and users of cupping therapy.
It is important to perform Hijama according to the Sunnah.The best days for cupping (Hijama) are the 17th, 19th and 21st of the Islamic, lunar month.
Anas ibn Maalik radiAllaah anhu reported that the Messenger SalAllaahualayhiwasallam said,
“Whoever wants to perform cupping (Hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st…”
[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].
Hijama Should Be Done by Empty Stomach
Ibn Umar radiAllaah anhu reported that the Messenger salAllaahu alayhiwasallam said,
“Cupping (Hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory.
[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3485)].
Hijama At Chaudhry Clinic We offer Hijama in a Safe, Clean Clinical environment We use single disposable equipment that eliminate the risk of infections All practitioners qualified, insured & adequately trained to practice Hijama We ensure the maximum level of patient safety by explaining them treatment outcomes We follow the Sunnah!
We have two Locations-Toronto & Mississauga
Female Hijama (wet cupping) Practitioner available upon request
Free Hijama with working benefits (insurance)
On a final note, we must always remember that Shifaa comes from Allah (SWT) alone and to implement and revive the practice of His beloved Rasool (SAW) will no doubt bring about His blessings and hopefully cure insha’Allah (SWT). Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe and can be easily incorporated into your family health practices.