Recommendations & obligations

Before perfoming Hijama

Patient’s Preparation

Before the session there are few recommendations that the therapist should advise the patient, such as:

  • Having a shower before the session.
  • Fast from the night before the therapy if the patient has the ability (if not at least 2-3 hours before the session).
  • Wear appropriate clothing (for example, loose trousers if cupping is to be done on the leg, so it can be pulled up, and a
  • vest top to ease the cupping on the back or shoulders etc.).
  • Advise the patient to bring a person to accompany them (especially for patient with conditions, or elderly)

Consultation form

Medical history, current medications and allergies must be taken prior to the first session. The Consultation form must be completed for the first consultation with the patient, who must give you consent for treatment for that session. Every next session, the complete form should be updated and the treatment plans reviewed if necessary.

Patient consent should be obtained prior to each session. No patient should be treated without taking the consent first. This serves as a legal protection for you as a therapist.

Before the session, patients should also be informed of possible side affects during or after a Hijama session:

  • Discolouration: This can occur on the skin after Hijama therapy, which can last around 10 days depending on its severity. This is quite normal and a harmless side affect.
  • Dizziness: This can occur if the patient has low blood sugar (give patient water mixed with honey) / nervousness / Jinn related condition.
  • Nausea: This is a common side affect during Hijama, but does not last long. Ensure a sick bag is available in case a patient needs to vomit.
  • Tiredness: This usually occurs after the session and may last for 1-2 days. It is a very common side affect due to the body working hard and focusing its energy on the areas where Hijama was performed.
  • Energy: Some patients get a burst of energy almost immediately after the session. If this occurs, patients should still rest and not over exert themselves as the body needs time to recuperate after the Hijama process.

Every patient is different and therefore he/she may or may not suffer from after affects of Cupping.