Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Hijama Workshop at 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine, 3rd - 5th August 2015 in Birmingham, UK

The following is an announcement by Dr Moin Bubere of the Islamic Institute of Duwa and Dawa, an organisation providing Hijama Training in India

Dr. Moin Bubere of Islamic Institute of Duwa & Dawa, India with OMICS Group would like to welcome all of you to the workshop on Arabic Medicine and Hijamah Cupping, at the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine, on 3rd - 5th August, 2015 in Birmingham, UK.
This workshop will mainly focus on the latest and exciting invention in Arabic medicine research and development, the main motto of the workshop to expand the hidden and forgotten benefit of Arabic medicine, specially HIJAMAH (WET CUPPING), AMALE QAI (CAUTERIZATION), FASAD (venesection (phlebotomy)) and many more.
So, please do not miss this workshop, a lifetime opportunity to learn this traditional Arabic medicine with world famous Arabic Medicine expert Dr Moin Bubere.

Dr. Moin Bubere
Islamic Institute of DUA & DAWA, India

Workshop Summary

This workshop will mainly focus on the latest and exciting invention in Arabic medicine research and development, the main motto of the workshop to expand the hidden and forgotten benefit of Arabic medicine, specially Hijamah (Wet Cupping), Amale Qai (Cauterization), Fasad (Venesection (phlebotomy)) and many more.

More than 90 kinds of diseases or symptoms were selected and treated by Arabic Medicine & cupping therapy according to included studies.

The top 20 diseases/conditions in which Arabic Medicine & cupping is commonly employed were:

  1. Pain (300 studies)
  2. Herpes Zoster (91 studies)
  3. Cough & asthma (70 studies)
  4. Acne (92 studies) 
  5. Common cold (210 studies)
  6. Urticaria (81 studies)
  7. Lateral femoralneuritis (61 studies) 
  8. Cervical spondolysis (90 studies) 
  9. Lumbar sprain (19 studies) 
  10. Scapulohumeral periarthritis (17 studies) 
  11. Mastitis (14 studies) 
  12. Facial paralysis (13 studies) 
  13. Baldness (102) 
  14. Headache (13 studies) 
  15. Soft tissue injury (10 studies) 
  16. Arthritis (10 studies) 
  17. Neurodermatitis (10 studies) 
  18. Wound (8 studies) 
  19. Sciatica (7 studies) and 
  20. Myofascitis (6 studies). 
264 studies were concerned on other diseases treated by Arabic Medicine & cupping therapy.

Moin Bubere has done BUMS in 1994, MD (Unani) in 1999 and PhD (Islamic Medicine) in 2004. He was awarded with best doctor of India, and many appreciations.

He was the Founder of AlAhad Clinic in 1995, Islamic Institute of Dawa & Dua in 1997, Cautry Skin Clinic in 2000, Al-Hijamah Cupping Cure Center in 2004, Herbs & Hijamah Online Clinic in 2006 and many followed the pipeline.

He delivered talks in 27 national and 10 international seminar and conference speeches and attended many conferences around the world, and presented 14 research papers. He also has publications to his contribution which includes Mano Salwa, Islamic Way of Life, Hijamah Cupping - The world’s best medicine and others.

To register for the Conference and Workshop contact:
Steve Johnson,
Traditional Medicine-2015
Medical Conferences
5716 Corsa Ave, Suite110
Westlake, Los Angeles
CA-91362-7354, USA
Tel: +1-888-843-8169



Islamic Institute of Duwa and Dawa




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Saturday, 24 January 2015

You are invited to the First ICAHT Winter Conference on Clinical Hijama Therapy in Leicester, England on Saturday 31st January, 2015

The following is an announcement by Dr Rizwhan Suleman MChiro of the Institute of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy, an organisation providing Hijama Training in UK 

The First ICAHT Winter Conference on Hijama Therapy
(Limited Spaces)

This is your open invitation to come and network with hijama practitioners, enthusiasts, researchers, colleagues and employers!!

As well as a wholesome lunch you will be entertained by a number of keynote speakers on various topics related to hijama therapy in interactive workshops as well as get to experience a number of case studies delivered by the graduating ICAHT Diploma students.


Meet Dr Shereen Rafiq, an experienced GP and pioneering ICAHT hijama practitioner who has taken hijama to the next level by offering it as a completely Free service in his GP practice in Derby. Hear his experiences, challenges and discoveries in practicing the therapy on the wider British population by introducing it as a potential solution to the problems that conventional treatments have not been able to resolve. Hear more directly from the source    


Meet Mr Miran Uddin, a specialist solicitor in the field of professional regulation who is a panellist for the General Medical Council as well as two of the other national professional regulatory bodies. He will share his vision with you on how best to assist the developments of hijama as a profession and answer any related questions that you may have in this field..


Meet Mr Abu Abdul Basit a hijama enthusiast and promoter who has been involved in the international revival of the practice for the last 7 years. Learn how he has analysed the global awareness of the practice over time and picked up some interesting facts and statistics about its progressively developing popularity. He will give insight not only into the trending history of the practice but also its future with advice on how the community of hijama practitioners needs to prepare for these changes.


Meet Mr Nurudeen Hassan an experienced hijama specialist completing a PhD in the medicinal properties of selected foods. Hear his updates on some of the most interesting and significant research advancements over the past year in the field of hijama as well as his take on how better to orchestrate research as a hijama community.


Meet the June 2014 ICAHT hijama class graduates and hear their experiences and encounters with a selection of their first case reports presented and shared with all. Be ready and willing to inquire, question and scrutinise them to ensure they have been on top of their game and that they are 100% worthy of gaining the ICAHT practitioner title.

Registration is open to all and costs only £35 including lunch, refreshments and all presentations.

Where will the conference be held?

Lecture hall at the:
ICAHT Centre of Integrative Medicine
83 Rolleston Street,
Leicester, England. 


ICAHT (Institute of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy)

83 Rolleston Street
England LE5 3SD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7533 446 373


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Thursday, 15 January 2015

An update on Holistic Hijama in UK and USA by Hijama Nation Association

The following is an announcement by Muddassar Raja of Hijama Nation, who provide training in Hijama Therapy.

An update on Holistic Hijama in UK and USA by Hijama Nation Association


Alhumdulillah, Hijama Nation Association (UK) have been working very hard to both revive and establish the Sunnah of Hijama Therapy globally. We are striving to educate the Ummah about Hijama, and train and certify Hijama Practitioners in all countries, inshaa Allah. In many countries, Hijama is not a recognized Therapy and so, it has been difficult for Practitioners to practice without certification or Licensure. 

We have been working very hard towards having Hijama firmly established in the UK now. We are
an Association now and became members of the General regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (GRCCT). They work with the Federal Regulatory Council (FRC) which is the part of the UK Government. Alhumdulillah, they designated us to be the Lead Advisors of Holistic Hijama in the UK!

We were also able to have Hijama Cupping Therapy recognized as a discipline in its own right and as a Core Therapy Qualification. Alhumdulillah, we now offer a Level 5 online Hijama Course which is an Accredited Higher Diploma in Hijama Cupping Therapy (Dip.HCT). Our certified graduates are also able to become members of the GRCCT and be on the UK National register. Due to this amazing success, we are now planning to go global!

Recently, we have been researching and establishing Hijama in the USA and Canada, and Alhumdulillah, we have some good news for you!

Our Hijama Training Institute has become the first ever approved Hijama College in USA under the Pastoral Medical Association (PMA). This means that our graduates can obtain a license to practice Hijama Cupping Therapy under Religious Therapy. So we have moved one step closer to having Hijama recognized in the USA, as Hijama Practitioners can practice Hijama under Religious Rights with our Certification and PMA licensure.

So what does this mean for you?

If you live in the USA, and would like to receive Hijama treatment, you can now find a fully qualified, registered and licensed Hijama Practitioner on the HNA Register or PMA Directory.

And if you are already practicing Hijama Therapist or would like to practice Hijama openly and be able to set up your clinic, you can look into our Online Accredited Higher Diploma Hijama Course. You can become a Certified Hijama Practitioner, get PMA licensure, and practice Hijama in the U.S, inshaa Allah.

We currently have a Sale Price of 35% off the Hijama Diploma Course until Sunday 18th Jan 2015. So if you are interested, please email us at to request a brochure.

Our next stops are Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia, inshaa Allah! Please make dual for us in our endeavour and watch this space! We will keep you posted. We need your support and look forward to working with you in the future, ameen.

Also, we are so excited and honoured to share our latest progress with you. We were getting countless emails every week with people requesting contact information and locations of Certified Hijama Practitioners (CHP). So despite being so busy with teaching and training, we decided to compile a list of our graduates for you and we have now launched the Hijama Nation International Register of Certified Hijama Practitioners! 

You can now easily find a Certified Hijama Practitioner near you by checking on the HNA Register on our website. This list has all our graduates so far (who may or may not be practicing). Then there are our paid and registered members who are highlighted. If you click on their name, their profile page will show up with more detail about themselves, inshaa Allah. We also have several students who are still studying and are located in many countries. When they graduate, they will be added to the Register and become our Members too, inshaa Allah. You can receive treatments from these professionals with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that they have been trained by us, alhumdulillah. Please click here to view the International Certified Hijama Practitioners Register

What if you cannot find a Certified Hijama Practitioner near you? Well, there are two options....

1. You can check the Hijama Directory run by Ahealth. There may be more practitioners in your area on that list. But they may not be certified by us. You can contact them at Ahealth Hijama Directory

2. If you cannot find anyone near you, that means no-one else can either. So there is a need and demand in your vicinity. Therefore, the most logical, practical and spiritually rewarding step is to get trained and certified yourself. So you can offer this well needed service to your friends, family and community, insha Allah.

The Sale offer is 35% off @ £633.75 in one payment
£729 in 3 monthly instalments of £243 via Paypal.

Deadline: Sunday 18th Jan 2015

So I hope we have helped you in some small way by providing this service to you. Inshaa Allah, you and your family will benefit and experience the wonders of Al Hijama!!!



Hijama Nation


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Friday, 9 January 2015

Case Report - Hijama for Virulent Cellulitis caused by Honey Bee Sting

The following is a case-report which was published at the following link and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the authors:

Asif Ahmed*, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Amjad Ahsan Ali and M. Ahmed Mesaik
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Baqai Medical College, Baqai Medical University, Karachi
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi
Faculty of Medicine, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi
Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research,
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Cellulitis is clinical condition that is caused by the inflammation of sub-cutaneous tissue.
Conventional treatment of cellulitis is based on the use of antimicrobials. Treatment by Cupping is one of the oldest ways of healing for more than 5000 years; now reemerging in this modern age and is being practice in many countries such as USA, UK, Germany and China.

This is the first reported case in which, twice a healthy subject was stung by honeybee and was effectively treated by cupping therapy. In the first attack of honeybee sting, a virulent cellulitis developed on the ventral surface of the right forearm. The subject was treated with antimicrobials with no response. Later as an adjunctive treatment, cupping therapy was applied at the site of cellulitis with remarkable and immediate clinical recovery. Interestingly, 45 days later, same
individual was again stung by honeybee on the planter surface of the right big toe and on this occasion immediately cupping was applied; that gave quick relief and no inflammation developed. Cupping therapy may be an effective measure in the treatment of honey bee sting induced cellulitis.

Keywords: Cupping therapy, Cellulitis, Honeybee, Inflammation, Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Cellulitis is an inflammation of sub-cutaneous tissue (Ellis 2000; Swartz and Pasternack 2005), that is usually secondary to multiple bacteria’s, such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species (Bisno and Stevens 1996; Donahue and Schwartz G 1998; Howe and Jones 2004). Usually the causative organism enters through the broken skin. Usually the cellulitis is diagnosed on clinical basis and treatment is focused on the use of antimicrobials (Ellis 2000; Swartz and Pasternack 2005; Stevens 2005; Moran 2006). Despite following all standard treatment protocols, the reported mortality and morbidity of cellulitis is still high (Carratal et al., 2003).

Treatment by Cupping is one of the oldest ways of healing for more than 5000 years. Presently it is getting re-attention in many parts of the globe such as Asia, America and Europe (Kemper et al., 2000 Sherman et al., 2001; L¨udtkea et al., 2006). Cupping treatment has been successfully used as an efficient method of treatment in wide array of ailments such as arthritis, migraine, anxiety (Hennawy, 2004; Kaleem et al., 2007). By description, cupping therapy is a process of drawing blood from the cutane of the individual by creating a partial vacuum above the scarificated mark (L¨udtkea et al., 2006).


Honeybee on the forearm area stung a 38-year-old male. Six hours after the sting, the patient was seen by his family physician. At the site of the sting, mild induration (5 mm), encircled by an erythematic patch was seen. A clinical diagnosis of early Cellulitis was made. The patient was empirically, given an antimicrobial (Lincomycin-oral 600mg/twice a day). In next 6 hours, the lesion was noted to progress and oral Lincomycin was changed to injectable from. Three hours later, flush of erythema was further increased to 5 inches towards the cubital fossa and 1-1/2 inches towards the wrist joint. At this time, it was considered, that probably Lincomycin is not a right choice, so it was replaced by Augmentin 1g (oral) B.D and Metronidazole 500 mg (oral) TID. Over the next 8 hours, despite this treatment the lesion continued to be deepened and spread. The skin of the whole forearm became violently red and hot. Looking at unresponsive behavior of the disease, Ciprofloxacin 500mg TID (oral) was also added in the treatment regimen. From beginning, the patient was also receiving Celecoxibe 100mg BD as an anti-inflammatory agent. Looking at the worsening clinical condition of the patient, he was referred to a senior medical consultant, well experienced in wet cupping therapy. At this point of time, it was decided to apply wet cupping over this aggressive cellulitis. With standard method and sterilization (L¨udtkea et al., 2006; Farhadi et al., 2009); wet cupping was done on the site of maximum inflammation by applying approximately 30 -35 superficial cuts and approximately 7-9 ml of blood (90% clotted and 10% liquid form) was cupped out. An immediate (25-35%) clinical improvement was noted in terms of reduction in all signs of inflammation. After 12 hours, a second cupping was conducted over the same points. Approximately 4-6 ml of blood was taken out from every point. Remarkable clinical recovery was noted and in signs of inflammation; and the patient felt dramatic relief in his over all condition. All cuts of cupping therapy healed completely in the next 4 days without complications. During and after cupping the patient was maintained on Augmentin (1 g BD-oral for 5 days).

Unfortunately, after 45 days, honey bee, again stung the same patient over the planter surface, near the base of the big toe. This time, at the site of the sting, three sessions of cupping therapy were conducted every 12 hours. The ensuing Cellulitis resolved without complications. This time the patient did not receive any medication.

Honeybee is a unique insect that produce various products, such as natural honey and royal jelly. One of the natural instincts of honeybee is to sting when annoyed. There are a small number of clinical information available in the text about the honeybee sting. Essentially, in all reports there was severe clinical deterioration with many biochemical abnormalities (derangement in blood coagulation and impairment of different body enzymes such as hepatic aminotranferaces) (Ouyang et al., 1979;
Kini et al., 1994; Franco et al., 1994; Gowlik et al., 2004).

Cellulitis is a commonly occurring clinical disorder. The most suitable method of treating this morbid condition is the judicious use of antimicrobials. Some time the virulence of the affecting microorganism, inadequacy of antimicrobials and the late presentation of the patient in the clinic and finally the presence of any co-morbid condition such as diabetes pose problems in the management of cellulitis.

In the reported case, the affected person was a healthy male, who presented to the clinician at somewhat early phase of his illness and took a plethora of antimicrobials that belonged to different classes of pharmacological agents. The antimicrobial combination used during the treatment have been effective against most of the bacteria’s that can broadly be classified in gram positive, gram negative and anaerobes. The dose of antimicrobials was also noted to be reasonable. Despite the use of reasonable combination, the tempo of the disease was very fast. In this situation, cupping therapy was given to the patient, improved clinical state dramatically at a stage when his clinical status was deteriorating rapidly despite reasonable effort. It can be assumed that either the toxin of the sting or the secondary bacterial infection was very virulent.

Presently the cupping therapy is classified as ‘Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The
important base line theory of CAM; is that the internal organs of the corpse illustrate definite relations to definite areas of the body’s exterior recognized as ‘‘reflexuous zones’’. Handling of these reflexuous zones exhibits special effects over the corpus reflected as changes of tissue steadiness and puffiness of tissue volume. Current controlled observational studies on diverse clinical situation such as ischemic heart diseases, vascular disorders, migraine headache, dysmenorrhea, have shown numerically important links that present among diseases and their particular reflexous areas (L¨udtkea et al., 2006).

It can be presumed that during cupping therapy many desired changes would have been taken place in the affected tissues such as elimination of toxins or possibly microorganism that caused the improvement in the clinical condition. Recently Bilal et al. analyzed and compared the Cupping blood and venous blood and found significant difference between two blood samples.Usually at one point of cupping an average of 35-45 superficial cuts are applied. Surprisingly, after cupping the wound, healing was very fast; usually in these types of infected wound, one expects delay in healing. Another noteworthy point is a possible secondary bacteremia on manipulation of an active lesion did not occur. On the first occasion, it can be assumed that the patient was covered with antimicrobials; but fascinatingly this was not the case on the second occasion and the patient directly had the sessions of cupping therapy without antimicrobial cover.


Cellulitis is a commonly occurring clinical problem in medical practice. Some times conventional treatment fails to achieve the desired goals. In this situation, application of cupping therapy might be beneficial.

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Dr Asif Ahmed (MBBS, PhD, Asst Professor at Medical University )
Memon Institute of Hijama Therapy





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