Ilford Cupping
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Sunnah day

Sunnah days are the days of the month recommended by the Prophet Muhammad’s hadith to have hijama performed on. “Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th and 21st of the Islamic (lunar) month, then it is a cure for every disease.” (Sahih Sunan Abi Dawood) Abu Hurairah RA narrated that the Prophet said, “Whoever is treated with cupping on the 17th, 19th and 21st, will be healed from all diseases.” (Reported by Abu Dawood 3861)

These hadith coincide with what the doctors agree on, that cupping should be done in the second half of the month. But if cupping is done out of necessity it is beneficial at any time, even at the beginning or end of the month. Choosing the times mentioned above for cupping is an extra precaution, to be on the safe side and to protect one’s health, but when it comes to treating disease, whenever it is necessary it should be performed.

Doctors are agreed that cupping in the second half of the month, especially in the third quarter, is more beneficial than cupping at the end of the month. This is because bodily fluids flow heavily at the beginning of the month and calm down at the end, so the best time to let the blood flow in hijama is in the middle of the month.

It is disliked to have hijama done on a full stomach, because this may lead to obstructions and heaviness during and after the treatment. We recommend our clients to have something light to eat at least 2 hours before the session to ensure that blood sugar levels are at a sufficient level.