Therapeutic Application of Cupping Therapy (Hijama): A Brief Review

Application of Cupping Therapy


  • Madiha Khan Niazi University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Farooq Hassan Punjab Healthcare Commission, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Syed Zahoor Ul Hassan Zaidi Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Saira Ghaffar University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Zuha Sohail University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Talha Noor Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Zeerak Aamir Zeerak Matab Herbal and Hijama, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Amjad Ismail Faculty of Eastern Medicine, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan



Hijama, Unani, Diseases, Medicine


Hijama is a form of Unani medicine that involves using heat or suction to partially vacuum a Hijama glass placed on the surface of the body in order to remove disease-causing material or divert it from the diseased area, return displaced organs to their proper positions, and encourage blood flow to the intrusion site. The cups used to administer hijama therapy gave the treatment its name. For sucking purposes, glass or wooden cupping glasses are employed, and a vacuum pump creates the suction. Hijama involves placing a cup to a specific area of the body and sucking blood from there. Hijama is a method of Istifragh that removes the disease's root cause.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i02.132
Published: 2023-06-30

How to Cite

Niazi, M. K. ., Hassan, F. ., Zaidi, S. Z. U. H. ., Ghaffar, S. ., Sohail, Z. ., Noor, T. ., Aamir, Z. ., & Ismail, M. A. . (2023). Therapeutic Application of Cupping Therapy (Hijama): A Brief Review: Application of Cupping Therapy. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(02), 02–04.