Cupping (Hijama in Arabic) is an ancient method of treatment, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision.
It is also an authentic tradition of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that has been used throughout history. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
This non-surgical procedure draws out excessive toxic blood from specific points on the body where the cups are applied for each illness and may reduce ailment without any side-effects.
Cupping is performed in several steps and the common Sunnah points for cupping are on the upper back between the shoulder blades. It has numerous benefits and effectively cures digestive problems, joint and muscle pain, fever, skin problems, asthma, depression, low fertility etc. It is extremely important to get cupping done by one who is experienced and that they use instruments that are properly cleaned and sterilized.
Here are the cupping centers in Riyadh:
1. Shefoa Al Hegama Medical Center
Address: Saad Ibn Abi Waqas street (see map)
Phone: 9200 09038
2. Riyadh Cupping Clinic
Run by Dr. Abu Yusuf and his wife.
Address: 8794 Khalid Ibn Al Walid St, Al Quds, Riyadh 13214 (see map)
For men: 055 968 8994
For women: 0506760503
3. New Cupping Center
Address: Exit 9, Khalid Bin Alwaleed (see map)
4. Dr. Saima Clinic
Address: Ibrahim Al Khayyari, Al Olaya (see map)
Mobile: +966 500039568