Here are some of our frequently asked questions.

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Some of our clients have asked the following questions:

How long does a Hijama session take?

The first session takes around one hour and 30 minutes, any sessions after that takes around 45 minutes.

Does Hijama hurt?

Hijama incisions are shallow scratches on the surface of the skin that may cause slight discomfort depending on the person’s skin sensitivity. The majority of our clients cannot feel anything.

Where Hijama is done?

Hijama cupping is administered in many different locations of the body.  There are many Sunnah points. The three main Sunnah points are located on the back: in the hump of the neck, heart and lung. The practitioner will go through a full consultation and health assessment alongside completing a diagram.

When can Hijama be done?

According to the scholars of Hadeeth; the sayings of the Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him) regarding the timing of Hijama are weak.  The Prophet (Peace be upon him) recommended Hijama and did it as needed.

What are the benefits of Hijama?

Cupping therapy is highly successful in treating many health conditions like: Constipation and Diarrhea, Headaches, Back Pain, Arthritis, Period Pain, Injuries, Asthma, Cellulite, Fatigue, Anemia, Depression, Emotional problems, Atrophy, Sciatica, Common cold and flu, Skin problems, Weight loss and much more.

Please see our section on Benefits.

Are there any side effects?

Make sure your stomach is empty when you arrive for treatment.

‘Ibn ‘Umar RA, reported that the Messenger (pbuh), said, “Hijama on an empty stomach is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory.” (‘Ibn Mājah 3487)

Also, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking water before and after the treatment. The most common side effect of cupping is the discoloration that occurs in the region where the pressurised cup is placed on the skin. It is important to note this is not a bruise! Bruises hurt and these discolorations carry no pain. These marks are cleansed by the body’s lymph system so the duration is dependent on the efficiency of the lymph system.

Typically a fit person who hydrates well will clear up in 5-7 days. When a person is under-hydrated or is not at optimal lymph flushing the discoloration could last 10-14 days.

The small scratches will also fade away within 7-14 days depending on age and skin type.

Why do I need to fast for at least 3 hours before hijama?

It is highly recommended that you should get hijama performed on an empty stomach based on the following hadith:

Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger ﷺ said, “Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing”; (Ibn Majah 3487).

In addition, sometimes you can feel nauseated during hijama and it is imperative that you are empty stomach to avoid stomach contents to enter the lungs, potentially blocking airflow and putting patients at risk for serious infections like pneumonia.

Do you have female clinical practitioners?

Yes, all treatments for women (sisters) are carried out by a certified experienced female practitioner.

How often should I have Hijama Treatment?

I have personally researched this question and have found nothing authentic to say it is Sunnah to have it done every 3, 6, 9 or 12months. It is up to an individual, some do it every 2 months as a preventative therapy on the Sunnah days, which is 17th, 19th and the 21st of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Others have it done every 3 to 6 months or even after a year, all depends on how you feel and your current state of health.

Our personal recommendation can only be given after the clinical practitioner has assessed you.

What's the point of the Clinical Waste Contract?

It is vital that all UK hijama practitioners have a Clinical Waste Contract with a Clinical Waste Company at all times to ensure:

  • Proper disposal of cups, blades, toxins, blood etc by incineration
  • The reputation of hijama in the UK is protected and enhanced
Is hijama similar to donating blood?

No, hijama only removes the toxic blood from your body that is around the tissues and organs. The intravenous blood is not touched or drawn during hijama. After donating blood most people feel light headed or weak, on the contrary, after hijama, one feels very light and energetic in most cases.

Is their car parking available?

Yes, free parking is available and on rear streets.

Get in touch

Hijama Specialist. 8-10 Alpha Street North, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1RB.

Opening Hours

9 am - 9 pm

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