How much does it cost?
Please take a look at our Fees page.
How long does a session usually last?
Up to 40 minutes.
What should I do before coming to a session?
Please have a look at the advice given on our care page.
SHOULD I FAST BEFORE COMING TO A SESSION?
It is essential to stop eating at least three hours before a hijama session. You can still drink. There are no restrictions in terms of acupuncture sessions.
What should I do after a session?
Please read the advice given on our care page.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO HIJAMA CUPPING?
We don't normally prescribe the frequency of hijama cupping. Some people like to come every month, some every three months, some every six months and some every year. We leave it to you to decide how it best fits in with your personal regime.
Does it hurt?
No. But sometimes there is discomfort and in the first day or so afterwards the cupped area may feel a little itchy. We recommend using black seed oil, olive oil or argan oil for up to seven days after the session.
DO YOU RE-USE THE CUPS AND SCALPELS (BLADES)?
No. We use the hijama cups, scalpels (blades) and acupuncture needles once only and then dispose of them using a UK-registered Clinical Waste Contractor.
IS Hijama SUNNAH CUPPING RESTRICTED TO JUST "THE SUNNAH DAYS"?
The short answer is: no. To do so, according to Iby Qayyim, is to incorrectly restrict the Sunnah of hijama cupping..
Is the internet a good source of information about Hijama Cupping?
We seek refuge from some of the fragmentary knowledge of the internet. Some of the knowledge of this matter is not on the internet. Some of the knowledge on the internet is incorrect. Indeed, some is not even in the books but is passed from scholars to students in personal teaching and from generation to generation by personal teaching, from original Arabic language sources into various languages, with all the challenges that translation brings. We advise people to take knowledge in person from living scholars. We appreciate the irony of providing this answer on the internet.
Why do you open on Wednesdays?
We do not do hijama cupping from Maghrib (sunset) on Tuesdays until Maghrib (sunset) on Wednesdays.
We are open on Wednesdays during the day to receive calls, to arrange appointments and give telephone advice. We also do acupuncture, herbal medicine and diagnosis-only sessions on Wednesdays.
We see people for hijama appointments on Wednesdays (in the Western calendar) after Maghrib (sunset) which is Thursday in Islamic terms.
We also offer acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments and there is no day restriction in these.
Is there parking?
Yes, there is free on-street parking and also parking on the drive (on a first-come, first-served basis).
Can we take photos and videos in the session?
We take photos on request and send them to you via Whatsapp, deleting them from our records afterwards. We do not allow clients to take photos, film or videos.
Can I bring my own cups or needles?
We do not allow this, based on our hygiene rules.
Can I have a relative or friend in the session with me?
Yes, of course. There is space for up to two people to be with you.
What's the point of the Clinical Waste Contract?
It is vital that all UK hijama practitioners have a Clinical Waste Contract with a Clinical Waste Company at all times to ensure
Proper disposal of cups, blades, toxins, blood etc by incineration
The reputation of hijama in the UK is protected and enhanced
Where is the mosque closest to you?
The closest Mosque is 6 minutes walk: Bilal Masjid, 82-92 Horsenden Lane North, Greenford, UB6 7QH.