Frequently asked questions
Does the incision hurt during hijama?
No, the incision does not hurt. We like to describe it as small scratches.
Can I eat or drink a little before my appointment?
No, you must fast 6 hours prior to your appointment. Doing hijama in a empty stomach is more beneficial for the body and mind.
How long does the session take?
It will depend on how many cups you want. It could take 30 - 40 minutes.
What is hijama good for?
The strengthening and stimulating effects of Hijama therapy make it successful in treating the following conditions:
common cold and flu
Will I get dizzy or faint during my session?
If your hydrated, ate a good dinner the night before and slept well then you are unlikely to get dizzy or faint.
Does hijama hurt?
No, after the cupped area may feel a little itchy. We recommend using black seed oil, olive oil or any kind of oil for a few days after the session.
What are the days hijama can be done according to the sunnah?
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
What should I do after my visit?
Drink water, eat a spoonful of honey or some dates immediately after.
Rest for 10 to 15 minutes before exerting yourself
Rub blackseed oil, olive oil or another natural oil over the cupped area
Eat or drink more fresh fruit/vegetables and juices
Reduce dairy products for 24 hours
Reduce meat intake for 24 hours
Reduce intake of salt, tea and coffee for 24 hours
Drink plenty of water and herbal teas
How often should I do hijama?
We can’t prescribe how frequently you should come until the visit. However some people like to come every month, some every three months, some every six months and some every year. It will all depend on your health.
Which Mosque is closest to you?
The closest mosque is a 3 minute walk: Musjad Saaliheen, 7255 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367
Is there parking near the center?
Monday and Tuesday there is plenty of parking, but alternate parking will be in affect on Thursday from 10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Can I bring my child with me?
Yes, just let us know when booking your appointment so we can make arrangements