Hijama in general is very safe and has no side-effects. Hijama is an effective way in bringing cure to various diseases. No matter how wonderful this treatment method, let us not forget that like any other treatment, there are known contraindications for Hijama.
-Age- It should not be performed on the very young age or very old age
-Pregnancy- During pregnancy there is a tremendous demand by the baby for nourishment which is provided by means of the mothers blood. As a result, if Hijamah is applied in such a stage then great harm is done to the body and to the developing baby, this can easily result in miscarriage.
Do not employ cupping therapy over the eyes, open wounds or burns in general and over the large veins such as varicose veins.
Hijama is contraindicated for people suffering from haemophilia or extreme anaemia.
-Anticoagulant Drugs- If a patient is on medication, amongst these medications the most dangerous are anticoagulant blood thinners medicines.