Preparation for Hijama

Before Hijama

  • All patients must arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior for preparation and fill out forms.
  • If you have any illness or take any medication please inform well in advance.
  • Patient should provide their complete medical history and any recent or long term illness.
  • Please inform us if you are allergic to anything, especially latex, alcohol or Iodine.
  • Please inform us in advance if you take Aspirin or any blood thinner of any strength or quantity.
  • Please inform us if you have a history of Vasovagal, easy fainting when giving or seeing blood or if you have lost conscious / fainted in the past.
  • Consult with your healthcare professional regarding cupping / Hijama if you have any health conditions.
  • Take a brief warm bath with the niyyah of ghusul, before Hijama to stimulate blood circulation and promote release of blood stasis.
  • Avoid eating for 3-4 hours prior.  Drink plenty of water and sports drink (Gatorade etc..). You must not be fasting for longer than 3-4 hours.  You must NOT skip any meals.
  • Refrain from sexual intercourse or any exhausting activity before Hijama.
  • Wear something comfortable to be able to easily change in patient gown.
  • If you suspect that you are afflicted with black magic or jinn please let us know before arriving so that we can come up with a proper plan of treatment with you.
  • Pray two rakkat ‘Salat-ul-Hajja’ and make dua to Allah to give you shifa through this Sunnah remedy.
  • Hijama is a spiritual treatment not a medical treatment; so have firm belief that success is in adapting the way of Prophet (saw).

After Hijama

  • To receive optimal health benefits, patients must take a walk for 20-30 minutes or more to keep the blood circulation.  If you feel dizzy or light headed, lie down right away and raise your legs.  Slowly stand up after 15 minutes if you feel better.
  • Resume eating  with-in one hour after the Hijama in moderation.  Drink plenty of fluids right after Hijama. 
  • Stay active for at least next 4 hours.
  • NEVER sleep or rest after cupping as newly dislodged living and dead blood cells could result in clotting.
  • Refrain from showering immediately and don’t scrub the wound site for several days. Some itchiness is expected.  Scratching should be avoided as it will contribute to scaring or infection.
  • You must change bandage daily or as needed until the wound has completely healed.
  • Red marks from the cupping normally fade within a week, depending on skin type.  Do not scratch the cupped areas.
  • The small shallow scratches that are necessary to extract the dead blood cells may take a few weeks to heal.  In some cases faded tiny lines of scarring may persist.