Hijama is the name in Arabic traditional medicine for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes. Hijamah is generally performed by Muslims as it is a form of medicine specifically mentioned and encouraged by the holy prophet Muhammad (saw). Among other hadith, it is mentioned in that recorded by Muhammad al-Bukhari (5263) and Muslim ibnal-hajjajj (2952), saying” The hijama is the best of your remedies. Hijama can be performed anywhere on the body, often at the site of pain or ache in order to ease or alleviate it. Amore conservative approach warns against over use of cupping and suggests only that six optimal points on the body are all that is required to clean the entire cardiovascular system. The back of the head, two shoulders corresponding to the acupuncture heart position, the tail or the small of the back, and the two inner ankles. The location is first shaved, if necessary, to ensure a tight seal with the cup. The mouth of a cup (metal, glass and plastic cups are generally used, although traditionally horns were used) is placed on the skin at the site chosen for cupping. Then a tight seal is created. The traditional method was to burn a small piece of paper or cotton inside the vessel, so that the mouth of the cup clings to the skin. Some practitioners now use a machine instead; Hijama is an oldest way, although others strictly adhere to the Prophetic method with the use of fire, both for sterility and the benefits or properties from the element of fire itself. The cup is left to cling to the skin for a few minutes, then it is lifted off and a couple of very small incisions are made in the skin. The cup is then put back as it was before until the flow of blood subsides. Hadith 1)Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (hijama), O Muhammad." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477)]. 2) Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper, in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire)." [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5681), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3491)]. 3) Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].