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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 225) Last page : ( 230)
Print ISSN : 2231-5683. Online ISSN : 2231-5691.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5691.2016.00031.9

A Review on Al-Hijamah (Cupping Therapy)

Mohammad Abdul Saleem1,*, Fatima Nikhat1, Badar Humera1, Sulthana Syeda Saba1, Mohanty Chandan2, Sulthana Mohammad Akthar3

1Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance, St. Mary's Pharmacy college, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Nalgonda (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India

2Department of Pharmaceutics, St. Mary's Pharmacy college, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Nalgonda (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India

3Vivekananda Group of Institutions(Pharmacy Department), Near Ramoji Film City, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Telangana, 501511

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mohdsaleempharma@gmail.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.


A review on Al-Hijamah (Cupping therapy) includes the detailed introduction, areas or points of hijamah that are cupped on the various parts of the human body with it's mutual benefits, types of it whether it is dry or massage or wet therapy. These types of therapies are varient from one another while bleeding of blood via wet cupping is possibly beneficial that it can heal many ailments of our body. The safety of this type of therapy is much appreciable which doesn't hurt or leave marks of the punctures on the body while cupping is performed. Much more new therapies were discussed under it related to organs and possible disease that can be cured by cupping. Lot of variance has been distinguished between blood donation and hijamah regarding their mutual remedies and advantages.



Al-Hijamah, cupping, Venesection, Cauterization.


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