A Forgotten Sunnah and Why it's Revival is the Key to Long-Lasting Health.
Anas ibn Maalik (r) reported that the Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) said,
"Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijama (Cupping)…"
Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371).
Hijama is practiced and held in the highest regards by Muslims, since the Quran has compelled them to:
"..Take what the Messenger (PBUH) gives you and abstain from what he forbids you.."
The Prophet was told to establish Hijama in the Ummah. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said, “I did not pass by any group of angels on the night of Al Isra', except they said to me: "O Muhammad, tell your nation to do Hijama". Ibn Majah (3477)
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions that the Messenger (PBUH) was cupped on his head when he was afflicted with magic and that it is from the best of cures for this if performed correctly. Zaad al Ma'aad (4/125-126).
Abu Hurairah (r) reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, "Whoever performs Hijama (Cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861).
“Hijama cupping on the back of the neck treat seventy-two illnesses” (Collected by At-Tabarani)
Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, " Hijama (Cupping) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory..." Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3487).