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Benefits of Hijama/ Wet Cupping Therapy Under The Chin

Updated: Feb 13

Hijama Cupping Therapy is an ancient method of promoting life force energy in the body through suction cups.

Several ahadith for Hijama have proven that Hijama cupping therapy is the sunnah of our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUM). The treatment of Hijama cupping therapy is an Islamic, natural and prophetic remedy for various common diseases. It was a standard method used by the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions to deal with several ailments.

During the night journey and ascension (Laylatu’l Isra), our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) experienced many crucial events. Amongst all the other miracles, Allah (SWT) The Exalted, ordered the angels to instruct Prophet (PBUM) to establish Hijama cupping therapy.

Angels told Rasool Allah (PBUM): “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with Hijama”. Saheeh Sunnan Tirmidhi(3479)

Abdullah ibn Abbas (R.A) reported Rasool Allah (PBUM) saying, “I did not pass by any angel during my night journey that did not tell me: Make it necessary upon you to have Hijama”. Saheeh Sunna Ibn Maajag(3477)

The word “Hijama” means “suction or drawing out”. It was derived from the Arabic language. It is an ancient therapy to treat many ailments by applying suction cups on certain parts of the body, causing local tissue congestion and promoting the healing process. Hijama cleanses the blood and clears out all the blockages and stagnations from the body. There are pressure points or hijama points all over our body and all these points have enormous benefits. When the cup is applied, blood is encouraged to accumulate on the surface of the skin. When the incisions are applied, toxic blood draws out of the body which activates the lymphatic system, cleans the blockages, veins and arteries, and improves blood circulation.

The grace of Hijama cupping therapy is that the results of this therapy are immediate and long-lasting. In this brief article, I am going to discuss the enormous benefits of doing Hijama cupping and moving cupping under the chin.


Cupping under the chin helps to reduce toothaches. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body’s energy “Qi” flows through the meridians throughout the body. When these meridians are blocked, they cause pain and ailment. When cups are applied to these blocked meridians, they restore the energy flow and ease the pain. A toothache happens when a nerve around the tooth is damaged. Hijama under the chin may help relieve toothache by unblocking the meridians, reducing blood pressure and heart rate, increasing blood circulation and reducing swelling.

Throat Infections & Moving Cupping Therapy Under the Chin

Sore throat, throat infections and swollen tonsils can also be treated with Hijam cupping therapy. Moving cupping therapy can also aid throat problems. It is necessary to apply oil before moving the cups around the throat. I usually used silicon cups for face and neck cupping. The first step of treatment starts by pulling cups on both sides of the cheeks and the bridge of the nose, from the lower jawline to both sides. Then the cups slide from the tip of the chin towards the earlobes, along the throat trachea from top to bottom. There are lymph nodes in the neck, moving cupping around the neck activates the vitality of lymph nodes and enhance the immune system to fight against infections, inflammation and harmful bacterias.

Moving cupping therapy is one of the most effective therapy to scale down symptoms of thyroid disease. Cups are glided toward the lymph nodes as a way of helping the body expel toxins and waste through the lymphatic system. Hypothyroidism is characterized by the thyroid gland’s inability to produce enough hormones.

Moving cupping therapy is used to help stimulate blood flow and activate the lymph system. Since the thyroid gland is a vital part of the endocrine system, the blood and lymphatic circulation associated with moving cupping therapy help to maintain the low production of T3 and T4 hormones. As Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is an autoimmune inflammatory condition, moving cupping therapy neutralizes the effect of the inflammatory damage on the thyroid.

Benefits of Moving Cupping for Face under the Chin

Cupping therapy is an alternate therapy that motivates healthy skin and strong muscles. Moving cupping therapy on the face and under the chin promotes blood circulation, increases cell repair, relieves muscular tension, improves complexion, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin.

Commonly silicon cups are used for moving cupping therapy. Silicon cups are an excellent choice for facial cupping therapy. Silicon cups are typically smaller and softer. When the suction is applied, they gently pull the skin away from deep layers of fascia. The gentle push increases the blood flow of the area and rejuvenates the skin. When moving cupping therapy is applied, putting the cup under the chin may help to decrease the double chin.

Oil is applied to the face before moving cupping therapy so that the cups can glide gently and smoothly. Negative pressure is obtained by squeezing the cups. When the proper pressure is applied, the cups are moved up and down, back and forth, it provides a deep massage to the underlying tissues.

Home remedies for toothaches

1- Treating a toothache with salt water may help to reduce inflammation and heal oral wounds.

2- Cold compress can also be used to reduce pain. When a cold compressor is applied, it causes the blood vessels to constrict. It diminishes the pain. It also helps to reduce swelling and inflammation.

3- Garlic has antibacterial properties. Garlic can kill harmful bacteria that cause pain in the teeth.

4- Peppermint Tea is another remedy for toothache. Peppermint is known to be antibacterial and has numbing properties to reduce pain. Add one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to a cup of boiling water and consume it. A few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton bud can also be placed on the affected tooth as a temporary solution.

5- Cloves have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can fight tooth and gum infections. Clove oil can be applied to an affected tooth to reduce pain. Dried whole clove can also be used, gently chew the clove to release the oil. The clove should be under the teeth for at least 15 minutes.

Home Remedies for Sore Throat

1- Gargling the sore throat with warm salt water provides immediate relief.

2- Honey has natural antibacterial properties. Honey also kills bacteria and fights off viral infections. Mix two tablespoons of honey in a warm glass of water, stir it well and drink it.

3- Gargling with backing soda- salt water may also help to relieve sore throat.

4- Chamomile tea has natural soothing medical purposes that help to treat sore throat.

5- The herb fenugreek (Sonf) is a common remedy for sore throat. You can eat dried fenugreek seed, boil it in water, drink it as tea or apply fenugreek oil on the throat to get better results.

Hijama cupping therapy is a miracle. It helps treat several health issues. Its results are immediate and long-lasting.

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