Hijama (Wet Cupping)

What is Hijama (Wet Cupping) ?

Wet cupping therapy or Hijama is a complementary medicine technique that has improved the lives of humans for thousands of years. Almost every civilization, from the east to the west, has utilized this great therapy to enhance their health in one way or another. Scroll down to understand the scientific & medical basis of Hijama.

We at Healife, provide safe and hygienic hijama treatment with our experienced practitioners. Our head specialists are UK-certified with more than 23 years of experience.

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Why Should You Do It At Healife?

At Healife, we practice complementary medicine at the highest standards:

  • Our practitioners are from a medical background: we are well trained in both modern medicine and complementary medicine.
  • We perform each treatment to the WHO-standard standards of hygiene and safety. All materials are 100% disposable & treatment room is constantly sterilized.
  • You will first be screened with a thorough consultation & health-check to ensure Hijama is safe for you. We do this to avoid any risks or side effects and to ensure you are always safe with Healife.
  • Each treatment plan is carefully designed and every single position of every single cup is studied well – we are specialists that do not place cups randomly.
  • We personalize the treatment duration, number of cups, type of incision & more to match your body’s needs.
  • Additionally, we offer packages for Wet cupping, therapeutic cupping, cosmetic cupping and preventative cupping.


Our trained practitioners safely applies the cups to all our clients. We are highly trained in both our medical and alternative fields. Healife practices alternative medicine at the highest of standards, where it should belong. Patients will first be screened to ensure all contraindications are followed to avoid any risks/ side effects.


Although this is an invasive procedure, high levels of health and hygiene is practiced. All treatment materials are sterile and new before use for each and every single session. All materials such as cups, blades, are disposed after each and every single session.

Not painful :

Our highly trained consultants follows WHO standards. You may feel a tolerable ticklish, light scratching or mild soreness after the superficial incisions are made or cups have been placed. However, you will not feel any sudden, sharp or extreme pain. After the treatment, you might expect to have marks on the treated areas that lasts for a maximum of 7 days.


What Our Customers Love About us

Hind's Wonderland

I had hijama/cupping therapy,I’m very very satisfied with it. The hygiene is next level,therapist very kind and professional she explained to me every step.after the treatment I felt very relaxed and regenerated ,I will definitely come back! And thank you for the excellent service provided🙏🏼

Youssef M. Abdelgwad

I really felt better after I did Hijama. The best place to do Hijama in Malaysia. Specially Dr. Naeim. He is a really clever doctor

Reshad Joomun

Went there for a Hijaama. Was impressed by their professional approach, since I first contacted them by mail until I left their office. Aqeel was so helpful, he even called a taxi to take me back to the hotel. Hygiene, cleanliness. Will definitely recommend and will not hesitate to go back.

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How Does It Work?

Step 1:

Before you come to Healife 

Step 2:

 Assessment & Treatment Plan 

Step 3:

Performing The Procedure 

Phase 1 – Primary Suction 

Phase 2 – Incisions Made

Phase 3 – Secondary Suction

Phase 4 – Disinefction

Phase 3: After Care

Final Advice

Scientific Basis of Hijama(Wet cupping)

Scientific Basis Of Hijama

Immunological effects and hormonal adjustments​

They can be explained by the activation of the immune system theory, through the regulation of Antibodies and haemoglobin. Wet cupping irritates the immune system by creating an artificial local inflammation, which activates the complement system and increases the level of immune products such as interferon. Cupping effect on the thymus increases the flow of lymph in the lymphatic system. Overall, activation of the immune system via Wet cupping can explain its various effects including therapeutic outcomes in patients with autoimmune diseases.

Releasing of toxins and removal of wastes and heavy metals

The Blood Detoxification Theory can explain the aforementioned effects. It addresses the removal of toxic substances from the affected area where the cups are applied. According to the theory, cupping therapy:

  • Decreases levels of uric acid, HDL, LDL
  • Adjust the molecular structure of haemoglobin
  • Excretion of old red blood cells
  • Removes heavy metals such as aluminium, mercury, silver and lead
  • Promotes the release of toxins and wastes, improves the local nutrition state, boost metabolism, and eliminate pathogenic factors.

For more information you may visit https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2225411018300191 for an in-depth understanding of the scientific basis of hijama or wet cupping.

Wet Cupping therapy has reported benefits in the treatment of:

  • Neck, shoulder, back, knee pain
  • Rheumatic disease such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Skin problems such as eczema and acne 
  • Systemic disease such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Strokes and facial paralysis or bell palsy
  • Blood disorders such as anaemia and haemophilia
  • Fertility and gynaecological disorders
  • Migraine, anxiety and depression
  • Bronchial congestion caused by asthma and allergies
  • Autism and ADHD

Frequently Asked Questions

What is wet and dry cupping?

Wet cupping includes removal of blood from the body whilst dry cupping doesn’t involve any blood and is entirely non-invasive. Therefore the physiological mechanisms of action is different and they each have different applications.

Most people will do a combination of both dry & wet cupping in one go for an ultimate combo session. Your therapist will advise you on which to choose according to your specific body needs & health goals.

Benefits of Hijama

Hijama boost your body’s defense system to heal through blood, lymh and nerve activation. Hijama also is excellent at removing toxins & poor blood cells from the body. The result is that Hijama relieves pain, treats medical conditions and

Removal of Toxins from Blood,Relieves Chronic Fatique Syndrome, Promotes Healthy Skin


Who should not get Hijama

Very Safe to do hijama, but needs an expert practitioner to actually see results

  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Low Blood Pressure

Only safe to do hijama if special precautions are taken

  • Have an open wound
  • Recently broke a bone
  • Pregnancy 1st Trimester
  • Any Stage Cancer
  • Has a Pacemaker
  • Seizures
  • Taking blood thinners
  • Not Safe to do hijama
  • Stroke
  • High fever / flu
What should we do before Hijama

Fast 3 hours before your hijama treatment

How frequent can we do Hijama?

For most people it is recommended to do Hijama every month or every 3 months. For others, it can be done weekly or only twice a year.

What do dark cupping marks mean?

Sometimes, dark spots might mean there is existing inflammation or excess toxins in a particular area. Other times, a dark mark may only be a result of your skin color. You may ask the specialist to explain in the session! The marks last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

How long does the mark last?

Between a few hours to 7 days before gradually fading away entirely.

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