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The Benefits Of Cupping


Cupping Therapy has a dramatic detoxifying effect on the skin and circulatory system. It increases the flow of blood and plasma through the veins and arteries, and enhances the cleansing and removal of toxins. This detoxification may not be observable after just one treatment, but after about three to five treatments, there will be a noticeable improvement in the colour of one’s complexion.


Cupping has many benefits including improving the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Advantages found through Cupping also include the effects on the digestive organs. This allows one to increase their digestive secretions and enhance their peristaltic movement. Cupping can awaken the appetite, strengthen the stomach and digestion, improve the bile flow and metabolism, relieve constipation and promote regularity of the bowels.





Salma, the servant of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, "Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allaah, he would advise them to perform cupping." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3858)].



Ibn al-Qaiyum (rahimahullah) mentions that the Messenger was cupped on his head when he was afflicted with magic and that it is from the best of cures for this if performed correctly. [Zaad al Ma'aad (4/125-126)].


Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi'Allahu anhu) reported that a Jewish woman gave poisoned meat to the Messenger of Allaah so he sent her a message saying, "What caused you to do that?" She replied, "If you really are a Prophet then Allah will inform you of it and if you are not then I would save the people from you!" When the Messenger felt pain from it, he performed cupping . Once he travelled while in Ihram and felt that pain and hence performed cupping. [Ahmed (1/305) the hadeeth is hasan (good chain with all the paths)].




Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) 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 (3487)]. * 'alaa ar-reeq in arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.




Jaabir ibn Abdullah (radi'Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger fell from his horse onto the trunk of a palm tree and dislocated his foot. Waki' said, "Meaning the Messenger was cupped on (his foot) for bruising." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (2807)]. Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Healing is to be found in three things: drinking honey, the knife of the cupper, and cauterization of fire.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/136).




Intelligence & Memory

Dislocation & Bruising

What is Cupping (Hijama)?


Hijama (Cupping) is the process of applying cups to various points on the body drawing out toxins in the blood. Hijama is a great Sunnah used to get rid of waste which accumulates in the body, as well as for Black Magic.


In fiqh terminology the word hijaamah is applied by some scholars to the extraction of blood from the nape of the neck by means of cupping after making an incision with the lancet. Al-Zarqaani stated that cupping is not limited to the nape of the neck, rather it may be done on any part of the body. This was also the view of al-Khattaabi. In conclusion, hijaam refers to the extraction of blood from the body by means of cupping using a suitable vessel or whatever modern equipment serves the same purpose.

What does Cupping eliminate?


Hijama is often used to get rid of waste which, through a large amount of time accumulates in ones body.

Sources of  these toxic waste include:


The polluted air we breathe; Toxic chemicals found in your food, water, drinks, household chemicals & toiletries; Environmental waste in your neighborhoods; Intoxicating drinks, narcotic drugs, junk food and smoking; Waste products of normal body metabolism; Products of medicinal drugs metabolism; Impact of trauma and accidents on our body; Toxins from mental stress, anger, anxiety and depression; Detoxification of the blood, stimulation of new blood formation; Increased blood circulation & pain reduction.

How is Cupping performed?


The mouth of the cupping vessel (nowadays they use glass vessels) is placed on the skin at the site chosen for cupping. Then the cupper rarefies the air inside the vessel so that the mouth of the vessel will cling to the skin. Sometimes a machine is used instead of the method described above. The vessel clings to the skin and is left for a period of three to ten minutes.


Then it is lifted off and a very small incision is made in the skin using a clean sharp instrument such as a razor blade or the like. Then the cup is put back in the same manner as described above, until it is filled with the bad blood that comes out of the veins. Then it is taken off, and may be put back once more if needed. When it is finished and the cup is taken away, a dry dressing is placed over the site of the incision. (See Mabaahith fi’l-Jaraahah al-Sughra wa’l-Takhdeer by Prof. Dr. Nazmi al-Qabbaani).


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