Hijama Cupping Online Certification Course

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A fully comprehensive online course in Hijama Cupping Therapy

We believe we have built one of the worlds most user-friendly online Hijama courses. A step by step system that you can work through at your own pace.

Internationally recognised

Our course is one of the most well known internationally. Therapists have studied with us from Belgium, Finland, Italy, Kosovo, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Maldives, Philippines, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Australia. Click here to see our full list of therapists worldwide.

ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE: OverviewHijama Cupping Therapy - Online course available worldwide

Course Information

  • Our online course contains the same syllabus as the 1 day course we teach.
  • The course is supplemented with audio mini-lectures, to provide a deeper understanding
  • The course is web based and allows you to study at your own pace
  • The practical examination can be conducted using Skype or by video upload

How many hours?

This course aims to be as concise as possible. We believe it can be completed within a week. But the course can be worked through at your own pace.


The course is compatible with mobile devices such as iPads and iPhones, for better convenience whilst studying.

Theory assessment

Questionnaires for each module, downloadable in MS Word format and to be completed in your own time.

Practical assessment

In order to gain the certification, you will be required to provide a video of yourself performing Hijama. Having the correct equipment is necessary to do this. So you will need a cupping kit and medical gloves. We will send you a full list of needed equipment beforehand.

UNIT 1: What is Hijama

  • What is Hijama?
  • The history of Cupping
  • Types of Cupping (Wet, Dry, Fire and Massage)
  • The traditional view of how Cupping works
  • Hijamas context in Islamic medicine

UNIT 2: The Sunnah of Hijama

  • What is a 'Hadith'?
  • General Hadith (Prophetic tradition) mentioning Hijama
  • Hijama whilst fasting
  • Where to cup - alternative theories vs the Sunnah
  • Where to cup - The Sunnah methodology
  • What are the best days for Hijama?
  • Moon phase theory
  • ​Hijama and the connection to Sihr (Black Magic) and Ruqyah
  • The bubbling blood myth
  • Are there any duas to be recited before Hijama?
  • Permissibility of charging money for Hijama
  • Correctly pricing Hijama treatment

UNIT 3: The Human Body

  • Anatomy, physiology and major organs
  • The Skeleton
  • Muscles
  • Organs
  • The Digestive system
  • The Lymphatic and Immune System:
  • Four ways of removing waste from the body
  • Blood
  • ​How much blood can be taken during Hijama?
  • Dr Parkers Study of removing waste
  • How wounds heal

UNIT 4: Medical Awareness

  • First rule
  • General awareness
  • Areas of the body to avoid cupping
  • Cupping on children
  • Cupping during pregnancy
  • Major illnesses
  • Heart conditions and blood thinning medication
  • Haemophilia
  • Diabetes
  • Anaemia
  • Blood pressure
  • Back pain / spinal disc issues
  • Skin conditions, eczema and psoriasis
  • How to assess conditions
  • Fainting

UNIT 5: Cross Infection Awareness

  • What is Cross Infection?
  • Practices to reduce the risk of cross infection in Hijama
  • Performing Hijama in homes
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Hijama:
  • What to do in the event of an accident

UNIT 6 - Hijama in Practice

  • Equipment Introduction
  • Advice before a Hijama session
  • Basic diagnosis
  • Maintaining a patient record
  • Patient Advisory and Consent form in detail
  • How to make incisions correctly
  • Video demonstration of Hijama


- You must be over 18 years of age to be eligible for this course.
- You must also have a good understanding of English.
- You must also have access to YouTube and Vimeo video websites from your country.
- A good internet connection is also required.

Website access required

Enrolling now for 2024

Price: £495 GBP
Email: onlinecourse@hijamaclinic.net
You can enrol anytime and begin learning straight away.
Please ensure you send us the following details, in your email: Full name, Age, Male/Female, Address and Phone number.
For details on how to pay, please see the 'How to Pay' section below.

Course FAQ's

Can I really learn Hijama online?

Yes Hijama is simple, it has been practised by many cultures through the centuries. However there are certain health, safety and medical standards which need to be observed by law and practioners must be aware of.

What about the practicals?

The practicals will ideally be conducted via Skype. There is also the option of recording and uploading your practicals to a free video website for review.

Can I practise straight away?

Yes upon completion of the course you should be confident enough to practise straight away. And we continue to support you afterwards.

Is the course mobile compatible?

Our Hijama Course is mobile compatible

Yes. Our course allows you to study from the comfort of your sofa using your mobile device. Your progress is tracked from screen to screen allowing you to easily resume anytime.

Do I need to be registered with any other organisation?

Many new alternative therapy practitioners are often confused by the number of health organisations that are seeking their membership. However these organisations are entirely voluntary and it is not a legal requirement to be registered with any of them.
Below is a list of some well known voluntary health organisations in the UK:
GRCCT - The General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies (http://www.grcct.org/)
ICNM - The Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (http://icnm.org.uk/)
BCMA - The British Complementary Medicine Association (http://www.bcma.co.uk/)
FHT - The Federation of Holistic Therapists (http://www.fht.org.uk/home/)
CMA - The Complementary Medical Association (http://www.the-cma.org.uk/)
CNHC - The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (http://www.cnhc.org.uk/)

Do you have any testimonials?

Yes we have many people who have completed the Hijama Clinic 1 day course in the classroom, who have gone on to set up their own practices. You may contact them to ask about their experiences on our course. Please take a look at our therapists page to see a list.

How to Pay

Please use the following options to secure your place on the Hijama Online Certification Course.


The course price is £495 British Pounds. To know how much this is approximately in your local currency, please use an online currency converter such as Google or XE.

Bank Transfer

Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment:
Account Name: Hijama Clinic
Account Number: 82544865
Sort Code: 40-30-32
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): GB97MIDL40303282544865
Please use your full name as the reference.


Alternatively you can pay via paypal, using the button below. Please enter £495 as the payment amount.