Before your visit
Before the hijama session it is
Essential to stop eating 3 hours before - drinking fluids (tea, coffee, water, for example) is fine
Preferable to take a shower
Please bring list of the medicines you are currently taking.
Please advise the Practitioner if you are taking any blood-thinning medications.
Hijama on an empty stomach is important
“Within 2-4 hours after eating a meal, the stomach has emptied its contents into the duodenum. Foods rich in carbohydrate spend the least time in the stomach; high-protein food remain somewhat longer, and emptying is slowest after a fat-laden meal containing large amounts of triglycerides.” Tortora & Derrickson, “Principles of Anatomy and Physiology”
There is no food restriction for acupuncture sessions.