Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is Hijama?

Hijama in Arabic means, “SUCKING” the stagnated or toxic blood. Hijama is a clinical, therapeutic, curative, and spiritual practice involving the use of hollow, rounded utensils called “cups”, small surgical blades, and a hand-held piece of equipment known as a “pump”. These are used to draw toxins from the body, stretch out muscles, relieve pressure in the blood vessels, and stimulate the immune system.

What does Detoxification do?

Detoxification can reduce the toxic overload. Detoxification cleansing can be done by fasting, dietary changes, Hijama (Cupping), hydrotherapy: sauna/steam, supports immune function.

“The Best of Medicines”

Hijama was declared the best of medicines by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), alongside the Quran.
He (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Cupping is the most helpful procedure for human beings to cure themselves.” (Sahih al-Bukhari º5357)

Why fast 3 hours prior to Hijama?

At MN Hijama Therapy, we ask on whom Hijama is being done, to refrain from eating or drinking (beverages) for approximately three hours before performing Hijama (Cupping) treatment. The reason is to understand that the human body increases blood flow to the digestive system via the superior mesenteric artery in order to help break the food down, which results in less blood flow to the other bodily tissues. When there is less or no food the body is now redirecting blood from the digestive tract to areas where repairing tissues is needed. Fasting allows the moving of cholesterol deposits that aligns with blood vessels thus allowing by removing an excess amount along with other toxins during Hijama (Cupping) treatment. This enables to improve the effectiveness in the treatment plan by understanding the fasting issue which then addresses the health of each patient into consideration.

Process of Hijama

Hijama is a process where we use a suction pump to create suction on the skin and muscle. This is called the negative pressure. The suction process pulls dead blood cells and toxins, thick and stagnated debris to the surface. Then by making superficial very small, shallow incisions to the first layer of skin, known as Epidermis. You cannot even see the blood coming out until you apply the suction again to pull out the toxic blood, excess fluids, and acids from the body. Thus, it is a natural and powerful detox. We get ill because of the toxicity in our body caused by junk food and drink, medications, chemicals, and other factors (Internal, External, and behavioral). These clog up our system and block essential vitamins, minerals, and oxygen from nourishing our cells in a healthy manner. This makes the body become weak and deteriorate. Removing toxicity from the body through the process of Hijama kick-starts the immune system and allows the body to heal itself, achieving homeostatic balance.