Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: Usually the treatment is not painful, some people may call it slightly uncomfortable, specially the people who are very sensitive.
Q:Will I be able to work after my treatment?
A: Listen to your body; if you feel tired then rest. Be sure to rest when you can. Tip! Get an early night before your treatment.
Q: How long does the session take?
A: It can take up to anywhere between 1 to 2 hours, depending on how many cups you need.
Q:How long the cupping marks will remain?
A:Bruises will remain for few minutes to few days depending on the type of skin and health of the patient. Scratches will remain for upto 3-4 weeks.
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 once every month 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 inshaAllah.
Q: Which are the best days of the week for cupping (hijama)? Can cupping (hijama) be performed on 17th, 19th and 21st if they coincide with a Wednesday?
A: The best days for cupping (hijama) are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.The Messenger r said, “Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].
Q: Is it from the Sunnah to keep repeating the cupping (hijama) every month or every year if the person is ill or not ill?
A: For a normal person it is good to do cupping (hijama) every three months. As for the sick person then every month because cupping (hijama) is considered from the Prophetic medicine and he r advised people to perform it. So it is a cure as well as implementing the Sunnah of the Messenger.
Q: Is it from the Sunnah to have a bath after cupping (hijama) and after how many hours should one take a bath?
A: It is not from the Sunnah to have a bath after cupping (hijama) and also a person may be harmed such as the wound may become infected. Therefore, bathing should be after the wound has healed at least 4 hours after cupping (hijama).
Q: Are there any signs that a person has magic, jealousy toward him/her, or evil eye after cupping (hijama)?
A:In most cases the person who has magic done to him/her will vomit after cupping (hijama) and sweat much. As for the latter two then they will find it very difficult to continue cupping (hijama).