The Prophet Mohammed is known as a fervent user and advocate of Hijama, a cupping therapy. A vacuum is created in the cup and it is placed on the body. This vacuum causes a negative pressure, pulling the muscles into the cup and drawing the blood to the cupped area. This is called ‘Dry cupping’. Then the cup is removed and a small, shallow incision is made in that same area, and the cup is placed back on. This removes the toxic blood, excess fluids and acids from the body. This is called as ‘Wet Cupping.’ This therapy is considered as holistic and an excellent form of preventative therapy. This removes all the toxins from the body, which provides pain relief and also improves circulatory and immune systems, treats several illnesses such as skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, and urinary issues.
- Principles of Arabic Medicine