When Hijama is needed a treatment plan will be created during which sessions will be frequent, typically monthly, in the beginning, and then reduced in frequency based on progress. For a healthy individual who exercises regularly and eats a healthy diet Hijama cleanse could be recommended once every 3 months, especially during hot weather and before the change of seasons. We typically wait to perform another Hijama therapy session until the red marks “Ecchymosis” and scratches left from the previous session disappear entirely.

Why once every 3 months? There are so many reasons beyond the brief scope discussed here but to say the least, Red Blood Cells, make almost half your blood. RBC age at 100 days approximately with an average life span of 120 days. These aged cells are filtered by the kidneys, removed from circulation by the spleen and lymph nodes.

However, Sick or unfit individuals may need Hijama on a monthly basis depending upon their condition before being put on a quarterly schedule. When Hijama is performed in winter, it boosts your immune system to protect from the cold and flu season; and when Hijama is performed in summer, it can protect from the impact of heat on your blood pressure. Both cold and heat produce “flight or fight” symptoms which are managed better by Hijama. When Hijama is performed in the fall season it can help alleviate allergy symptoms and when performed in fall, It can help against seasonal depression.

The recommended times for Hijama are on the 17th, 19th, and 21st days of the month according to the Islamic/ Hijri/ Lunar Calendar. When not feasible, then In the latter part of the lunar month.

Fact 1: Maximizing Hijama benefits is not by covering an exaggerated number of points in one session, It is rather by having more frequent sessions while adopting a better life style.

Fact 2: Blood is a by-product of the Detox process, yet exerting blood is never the goal in itself.