Q: Is the treatment painful?

A: This is a painless treatment, but some people may call it slightly uncomfortable, specially the people who are very sensitive.

Q: How long does the session take?

A: It can take up to 45mins depending on how many cups you need.

Q: What are the best days for hijama?

A: The best days are Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays, and if these coincide with the 17th, 19th and 21st of the islamic month then the Prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam has said ‘It is a cure for every disease’ (please refer to hadeeth section)

Q: How many sunnah points are there and where are they?

A: There are 5 sunnah points, two on the upper back, two on the sides of the neck, and one on the top of the head.

Q: How many times will I need the treatment?

A: It all depends on what you are suffering from and how long you have had that condition, every individual is different.  It is recommended if you have a ongoing illness, then you should have hijama/cupping performed regulary until the illness is cured inshaAllah then, after that once every three months as a prevention. If you are fit and healthy and just want it for sunnah reasons then, once every three months is recommended as a prevention for all illnesses inshaAllah.

Q: Why do you fast before the treatment.

A: The Prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam said to have hijama performed on an empty stomach (alaa ar-areeq), this is best for treating any illness. Ref Sunnan Ibn Majah 3488
Also before having a blood test or minor surgery the doctors/nurses ask you to fast.