Hijama or cupping is a method of curing a variety of diseases that deal with blood extraction.
In hijama usually the skin is perforated with small cuts and then blood is extracted with suction, usually by using a cup.
The Islamic prophet Muhammad said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is hijama, and if there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is hijama."
Hijama is usually done on the head, back, kidneys, and the shin.
Practitioners believe that the method can be used to reduce the effects of a variety of diseases.
Ahmad Amini, practitioner, has said in interview with Mehr News Agency that the method can be used for regulating menstruation and blood distribution.
Amini said also that by affecting the liver and bone marrows, hijama can help Hematopoiesis.
It is said that hijama is also effecting in curing anemia.