Hijama or cupping (wet or dry) in Portland & Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Hijama or cupping (wet or dry) in Portland & Lake Oswego, Oregon

“Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (Hijama)…” Hijama or cupping (wet or dry) in Portland & Lake Oswego, Oregon

Hijama or cupping (wet or dry) in Portland & Lake Oswego, Oregon

Cupping (Hijama) is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger (sws). The Messenger (sws) said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (Hijama)…” [Saheeh al-Bukhari (5371)]. He also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) he did not pass by an angel except that it said to him, “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping (Hijama).” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhi (3479)]. This shows the importance and greatness of this Sunnah.

‘Hijama’ in arabic is derived from ‘hajm’ which means ‘sucking’. Cupping (Hijama) is the process of applying cups to various points on the body by removing the air inside the cups to form a vacuum.

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Cupping (Hijama) is of three types:

  • Dry cupping (Hijama) – This is the process of using a vacuum on different areas of the body in order to gather the blood in that area without incisions (small, light scratches using a sterile surgical blade).
  • Dry massage cupping (Hijama) – This is similar to dry cupping (Hijama) but olive oil is applied to the skin (before applying the cups) in order to allow easy movement of the cups.

70% of diseases, pains and ailments are due to the blood being unable to reach certain parts of the body. Dry cupping (Hijama) and dry massaging cupping (Hijama) allow the blood to reach these places.

Dry and massage cupping (hijama) may be administered any time of the day, any day of the week or month. There are no restrictions.

  • Wet cupping (Hijama) – This is the process of using a vacuum at different points on the body but with small incisions in order to remove ‘harmful’ blood which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. (It is recommended that wet cupping (hijama) is only administered by a cupping therapist).


Wet cupping (hijama) is from the Sunnah. To obtain maximum benefit from cupping (hijama), it is recommended that all three methods of cupping are used.

Is cupping (Hijama) a cure for every disease?

Cupping (hijama) is a cure for every disease if performed in its correct time. The Messenger (sws) said, “Indeed in cupping (Hijama) there is a cure.” [Sahih Muslim (5706)]. (sws) said, “Whoever performs cupping (Hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Sahih Sunan abu Dawud (3861)].

There are specific points on the body where the cups are applied for each ailment.


Cupping and Weight Loss

When fat causes cellulite, over time, it can harden under the form of lumps beneath your skin, and cannot be removed by just a massage. Our cupping therapy promotes weight loss and full-body toning by stimulating acu-points and running them along the lymphatic lines. These special acu-points provide your circulatory system with the energy required to metabolize body fat, including the fat in your problem areas and the fat around your internal organs. A more efficient circulation can facilitate the removal of toxins and excess water that are causing or increasing your weight problems. Furthermore, the suction created helps to reach fat located in the deeper level, and separate it from the fibres. Once ruptured, it will be liquified and all its waist will be flushed out through the lymphatic system.

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Tasneem Rahman is a Certified Hijama Practioner and has been Certified through the Hijama Clinic, UK