Cupping Points

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This is a collection of cupping points (hijama) historically used as treatment for the following ailments. Below the table are charts with the location of the cupping points on the body. A few things to note:

  • A great cupping experience starts with a quality cupping set.
    • We recommend this LURE Silicone Cupping Set for massage cupping (used for muscle relaxation, weight loss, and cellulite).
    • For a full cupping set, this AcuZone Cupping Set is a well reviewed option with 19 cups and a hand pump
  • Points are listed in order of importance, not all points may need to be used
  • Dry cupping does not use cuts or incisions (for a further explanation see our article comparing wet and dry cupping)
  • Reminder: Cupping should be performed by a trained cupping professional

Cupping Points Table

Ailment

Basic Description

Cupping (Hijama) Points

RheumatismPainful joints1, 55, in addition to all areas of pain
Knee Pain1, 55, 11, 12, 13 and cupping around the knee and you may add 53, 54
OedemaSwollen tissue due to buildup of fluid1, 55, 130, the right and left side of the heel and you may add 9, 10
Sciatic pain (Right leg)Nerve pain from the buttock which goes down the leg1, 55, 11, 12, 26, 51 and places of pain on the leg especially the beginning and the end of the muscle
Sciatic pain (Left leg)Nerve pain from the buttock which goes down the leg1, 55, 11, 13, 27, 52 and places of pain on the leg especially the beginning and the end of the muscle
Back pain1, 55 and cupping on both sides of the spine and places of pain
Neck/shoulder pain1, 55, 40, 20, 21 and places of pain
GoutSwollen joints due to excess uric acid1, 55, 28, 29, 30, 31, 121 and places of pain
Rheumatoid Arthritis1, 55, 120, 49, 36 and all large and small joints
HemiplegiaParalysis of one half of the body1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 34 or 35 and all the injured joints, massage daily
QuadriplegiaParalysis of all four limbs1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 34, 35, 36 and all body joints and daily massage
Immune system deficiency1, 55, 120, and 49
Muscle spasmseveral dry cupping around the affected muscle
Poor blood circulation1, 55, 11 and ten cups on both sides of the spine from the top to the bottom in addition to taking a teaspoon of pure organic, raw, apple cider vinegar and honey every other day
Tingling arms1, 55, 40, 20, 21, arm muscles and affected joints
Tingling feet1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 26, 27, feet joints and affected muscles
Abdominal pain1, 55, 7, 8 and dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, 140, as well as dry cupping on the back opposite to the pain
HemorrhoidsSwollen vessels around the anus1, 55, 121, 11, 6 and dry cupping on 137, 138, 139
Annual FistulaOpening in the skin near the anus, due to formation of a channel through which fluid leaks1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13 and cupping around the anus and above the fistula hole
Prostate and Erectile dysfunction, EDMale impotence and urinary difficulty due to enlarged prostate gland1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13 and you may add for ED 125, 126, 131 on both legs, and dry cupping on 140, 143
Chronic coughs and lung diseases1, 55, 4, 5, 120, 49, 115, 116, 9, 10, 117, 118, 135, 136, and two cups below both knees
HypertensionHigh blood pressure1, 55, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 101, 32, 6, 48, 9, 10, 7, 8, and you may replace 2, 3 with 43, 44
Stomach problems and ulcers1, 55, 7, 8, 50, 41, 42 and dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, and 140
Renal (kidney) disease1, 55, 9, 10, 41, 42 and dry cupping on 137,140
Irritable bowel syndromeAbdominal cramps and discomfort characterized by bloating and trapped wind and alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation, often related to anxiety1, 55, 6, 48, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 45, 46 and dry cupping on 137
Chronic constipationLong term difficulty with opening bowels1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 28, 29, 30, and 31
Diarrhea137, 138, 139, and 140
Involuntary urinationAfter the age of five: dry cupping on 137, 138, 139, 140, 142, 143, 125, and 126
Depression, withdrawal, insomniaInability to sleep1, 55, 6, 11, 32 and below the knees
psychological conditions and nervousness1, 55, 6, 11, 32 and below the knees
Angiospasm and ArteriosclerosisNarrowing of the blood vessels due to muscular spasm or fatty deposits1, 55, 11. Also, cup

on the places of pain.

GastritisInflammation in the lining of the stomach1, 55, and 121
Excessive sleep1, 55
Food allergiesOne dry cup using a light suction directly on the umbilicus pit (belly button)
Sores1, 55, 129, 120
Heart disease1, 55, 19, 119, 7, 8, 46, 46, 47, 133, and 134
Diabetes1, 55, 6, 7, 8, 22, 23, 24, 25, 120, 49
Liver and gall bladder disease1, 55, 6, 48, 41, 42, 46, 51, 122, 123, 124 and 5 cups on the right, outer leg
Varicose veinsEnlarged, unsightly superficial veins on the legs1, 55, 28, 29, 30, 31, 132 and around the veins but NOT over the veins
VaricoceleEnlarged unsightly veins on scrotum of male1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13, 28, 29, 30, 31, 125, 126
ElephantiasisSwollen leg due to blockage of lymph channels1, 55, 11, 12, 13, 120, 49,

121 and around the affected leg from the top of the leg to the bottom in addition to 125, 126, 53, 54. The patient should rest for 2 days before cupping.  He/ She should also raise his/her affected leg up and then place it in warm water for two hours prior to cupping

Skin diseases1, 55, 49, 120, 129, 6, 7, 8, 11 and cupping on the affected areas
Weight Loss1, 55, 9, 10, 120, 49 and areas of desired weight loss), daily massage cupping over area of desired weight loss
Underweight1, 55, and 121
CelluliteDaily massage cupping over affected area
Infertility1, 55, 6, 11, 12, 13, 120, 49, 125, 126, 143, 41, and 42
Thyroid disease1, 55, 41, and 42
Headaches1, 55, 2, 3
MigraineSevere headache associated with nausea and visual disturbance1, 55, 2, 3, 106 and area of pain
Diseases of the eyesRetina, eye disorder, blurred vision, atrophy of the eye nerves, glaucoma (Blue Water), cataract (White Water) and weak eye, eye inflammation and secretion of tears and eye sensitivity1, 55, 36, 101, 104 , 105, 9, 10, 34, 35, above the eyebrows and on the hair line above the forehead
Tonsils, throat, gums, teeth, and the middle ear problemsDizziness, nausea and ringing in ears1, 55, 20, 21, 41, 42, 120, 49, 114, 43, 44
tinnitusWeakness of hearing and inflammation of hearing nerve, ringing in the ears1, 55, 20, 21, 37, 38 and behind the ear
Nasal sinuses1, 55, 102, 103, 108, 109, 36, 14 and on the hair line
NeuritisInflammation of the fifth and seventh nerves1, 55, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114 and on the affected area
encourage awarenessTo stimulate the system of perception
MuteUnable to speak1, 55, 36, 33, 107, and 114
To help stop smoking1, 55, 106, 11, and 32
Convulsion (fits)1, 55, 101, 36, 32, 107 on sides, 114, 11, 12, 13
Atrophy (loss) of brain cells (oxygen deficiency)1, 55, 101, 36, 32, 34, 35, and 11 and perform cupping on the joints, muscles and neck, 43 and 44 on the front and back. Perform massage cupping daily
Hemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)1, 55, and 3 dry cups under each breast daily until bleeding ceases
AmenorrheaAbsence of periods1, 55, 129, (131 from the outside), 135, 136
Menstruation problems1, 55 (dry cupping on 125, 126, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143

Best Cupping Sets

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Cupping Charts

These are the charts corresponding to cupping points referenced throughout the site and on the table above.

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References: 
The opensource information included in this table has been collected from “Cupping Treatment Points”, the full text can be found at https://archive.org/details/CuppingTreatmentPoints