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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions, Answered

What is Hijama " Wet cupping"?

The word "hijama" means "drawing out" in Arabic. It is now being recognized as alternative medicine and alternative way of treating different diseases and disorders.

How does Hijama "Wet cupping" work?

In a non- surgical procedure, toxic or bad blood is drawn out from the body. Certain points on the body are for certain organs. In these points, blood is being accumulated under cups. Small incisions (1.5mm -2mm) deep are done on the Epidermis layer of skin. Bad, Deoxogenated blood is sucked out by using a little vacuum" suction.

How does Hijama workes in a scientific and physiology level?

The human body works in systems. There is a Circulatory System ( blood system) among all other systems. In the Circulatory system, blood is running through veins and arteries to support all of our body organs with blood. We have oxygenated fresh blood that is being pumped away from the heart running through arteries that are supplying all our organs with oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to cells and organs. Veins are carrying deoxygenated and waste blood back to the heart and lung to get cleaned and filtered by the assistance of lung. Capillaries are the level where the exchange of both arteries and veins is happening. This is Hijama- Wet cupping's- role. It helps to remove bad blood from the body system leaves it "load free" to allow the body to focus and function better.

What are the benefits of Hijama " Wet cupping"?

Hijama is used to treat a wide range of condition including: 

  • Migraines 

  • hay fever 

  • lung disease

  • asthma

  • Allergies

  • Depression

  • Mood swings 

  • infertility

  • Irregular menstruation

  • Specific Pain relief

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Improve the Digestive system.

  • High blood pressure

  • Preventing Stroke

  • Joint Stiffness

  • Muscle achiness

  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

How Often Can I do Hijama " wet cupping"?

It depends on each individual. In most cases, 4 weeks are recommended between sessions.

How long does the session take?

One hijama session can vary between 45 min to 1 hour. A moving cupping or a dry cupping session takes between 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

What to expect after the session?

Every individual body reacts differently. You may feel fatigued, dizzy, and/or weak right after the session. The body will recover itself.

Can children do Hijama" Wet cupping"?

Yes, Hijama can be done for children. However, Parents /Guardians must present approval from General Practitioner to perform Hijama on minors.

Who are the People who CAN NOT do Hijama?

 If you are on blood thinner medication, Please consult with your doctor to see if the medication can be stopped taken for a few days before doing Hijama.

If you are anemic, it is advisable to increase your iron level in your body and then hijama can be done. Please consult with your doctor. 

Are there certain Sunnah days that we should be doing Hijama?

There is no Sahih Hadith about the Prophet (SAWS) doing Hijama on certain days. He did Hijama whenever he felt any pain.

Does the process of Hijama hurt?

No. The incisions are minimal and feel  like you are being scratched by a led pencil.

What is ‘Moving Cupping’?

A technique that has been used for thousands of years to break up fat cells. It also helps to better blood circulation.

How many sessions of Moving Cupping would I need to start noticing a result

From 3-4 sessions

Is there a cancellation fee?

Yes. If you fail to cancel your appointment 48 hours before your set date or fail to show up, there will be a cancellation fee of $35.

Do you take male clients?

In order for a male client to be seen, please attend your appointment with someone else (sibling, spouse, friend, etc.)

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