• Drink honey mixed with water and eat a healthy meal after Hijama, specially protein-rich food that is not too fatty or too spicy. It is very important to ease into a your meal rather than eating a big meal all at once.
  • Eating fruits, specially Dates, is recommended.
  • Drink lots of water and warm herbal teas (non caffeinated). Stay well hydrated.
  • Avoid Red Meat, Soda and Milk for 24 hours after Hijama. Cultured dairy products like buttermilk, sour cream, and yogurt are okay.
  • Expect incisions to heal in 3-10 days depending on diet, age, weight, and skin moisture.
  • Do not scratch the Hijama site. Apply Olive oil, Coconut oil or Honey on Hijama sites for a few days or as needed. This will speed up healing and moisturize the skin. Always keep your incision site moist and clean.
  • Do not use bandages on Hijama sites, Oxygen contact accelerates healing.
  • You may clean the incision site with hydrogen peroxide to remove any dried blood or scabbing, as needed only (rarely needed).

  • It is recommended to not shower for 12 to 24 hours after Hijama, specially if you are diabetic. If you are not diabetic, make sure it is a quick shower, not too hot. Avoid soaking yourself in water or using (body wash, scrub soap or shampoo) on Hijama sites. Avoid steam showers and sauna.
  • Do Not engage in marital activities for up to 24 hours after Hijama.
  • Consumption of Alcohol is prohibited for 24 hours (preferably 3 to 5 days) before and after Hijama.
  • Maximize the benefits of Hijama by consuming Turmeric, Ginger, Pineapple and Citrus Bioflavonoids such as lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines and grapefruits.
  • Light exercise like walking is good, if you are feeling well, but DO NOT work out, carry heavy weights or sweat after Hijama for 48 hours.
  • If you experience Somnolence or sedation after Hijama, realize that they are typically brief and transient. However, avoid driving until you feel better.
  • Increased bowel movement, and runny nose, among other temporary light effects, indicate unobstructed flow of bodily fluids which means that your body’s natural cleansing process has kicked in and your body is in restoration mode.
  • Avoid exposing Hijama sites to direct sunlight or strong heat as it may cause sweat. High sodium amounts contained in sweat could lead to itchiness and irritation.
  • Avoid any chill or draft for 24 hours after Hijama.
  • You might notice a raised bump on your head after doing Head Hijama, this is normal and will go away on its own typically in 12 hours.
  • Relief after Hijama could be instant or it could be slow and gradual. It could take a few days before Hijama relief kicks in.
  • You should not smoke or vape after Hijama for a minimum of 4 hours. This will help increase your oxygen levels and rejuvenate your lung cells. Make sure to give Hijama a chance to work. Bonus: Hijama helps overcome withdrawal symptoms effectively.
  • Do not get Hijama done a day before or after getting vaccinated.
  • Do not donate blood a month before or after Hijama.