What is Cupping?

  1. Explain and summarize the origin and history of cupping and learn how it can enhance your massage practice.
  2. Inform that cupping therapy is one of Islamic (Prophetic) Medicine. Cupping treatment is one of the oldest treatment arts known to man in many societies, from ancient Egypt to the west.
  3. Explain the medical responsibility, belief, and practice of cupping therapy.
  4. Explain and identify the benefits of cupping therapy.
  5. Explain and evaluate correct procedures for the cupping therapy using cupping-specific types.
  6. Explain the Cupping proper and specific places, Cupping Prohibition, and Cupping Precautions, as well as how they can be safely treated.
  7. Explain and discuss the scope of practice and related use of each cupping therapy method and its use for various conditions. Cupping therapy is used for specific complaints, conditions, and disorders, including sports injuries.

Principles of the course:

  • This is a traditional, Islamic (Prophetic) medicine, a time-honored treatment remaining favored by millions of people worldwide because it is safe, comfortable and remarkably effective complementary medicine for many health disorders.
  • A form of therapy where suction is placed around various parts of the body. The main principle behind cupping is the suction created encourages blood and lymph flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments.


Medical Cupping

What is Cupping?

Hijama (Cupping) is the process of withdrawal of blood from the surface of the skin with or without causing scratches and in medical Cupping we scratch capillaries to bring toxins and free radicals, not waste blood as promote.
Cupping is one effective Complementary medicine.

History of Cupping Therapy:

  • Cupping Therapy, commonly referred to as Hujama, has been around for thousands of years. It developed over time from the original use of hollowed out animal horns (the Horn Method) to treat boils and suck out the toxins out of snakebites and skin lesions. Horns slowly evolved into bamboo cups, which were eventually replaced by glass. Therapeutic applications evolved with the refinement of the cup itself, and with the cultures that employed cupping as a health care technique.
  • The true origin of cupping still remains uncertain to this day. Some consider the Chinese to be responsible for cupping, however, the earliest pictorial records date back to the ancient Egyptians around 1500 B.C. Translations of hieroglyphics in the Ebers Papyrus, the oldest medical text book, detail the use of cupping for treating fever, pain, vertigo, menstrual imbalances, weakened appetite and helping to accelerate the healing crisis
  • Dry Cupping : The cupping procedure commonly involves creating a small area of mild negative pressure next to the skin. However there is variety in the tools used , the method of creating the low pressure and the procedures followed during the treatment .
  • Wet cupping : In this alternative form of bloodletting or medicinal bleeding , also called blood cupping ,surgical cupping,a small scratch on incision is made with a lancet prior to the cupping and the pressure difference extracts blood from the skin .
  • Movable Cupping : Movable cupping massage process but using some oil and can be use as the setting for wet cupping ,Cups should be move circular way. 
  • Water Cupping
  • Magnetic Cupping
  • Bamboo Cupping
  • Acupuncture Cupping


Prohibitions of Cupping Therapy:

  • Fever.
  • Renal failure.
  • Patients with Hemophilia.
  • Patients with pacemakers.
  • Patients with severe Anemia.
  • Pregnant women especially on the first trimester.
  • Not allowed to scratch over the varicose.
  • Cancer patients in late stage.
  • Not allowed to do Cupping over umbilical, nipple eyes, patella, and genitals.

Medical Benefits of Cupping:

  1. Stimulate blood circulation and extraction of free radicals and blends vessels and the effect of medications .
  2. Activates body movement centers .
  3. Activates biological processes in the skin tissue layers by absorbing toxins and the effects of drugs from the body .
  4. Stimulates energy pathways and revitalize the body .
  5. Strengthens overall immunity of the body .
  6. Decreases the pain feeling by extracting prostaglandins.
  7. Cupping raises antioxidants .
  8. Cupping reduce harmful LDL cholesterol and raises the proportions of the body’s natural morphine.



Registration is Closed

Requirements to join the course:

  • Copy of valid CPR Card
  • Copy of valid NHRA License
  • Copy of valid BLS certificate
  • Copy of Medical Examination Report (date does not exceed 3 years) including Hepatitis B & C, Pulmonary Sensitivity, and HIV test.
  • Copy of vaccination certificate; Hepatitis B, COVID-19, PPD, other infectious diseases’ vaccinations.
  • The original Smart Card (CPR) must be presented on course attendance.




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