Human being is made up of two fundamentals i.e. body and soul, so the human has physical and spiritual needs. Hijamah (cupping) has a direct effect on physical, mental and spiritual health of human beings.

Before treating diseases with medicine on the basis of physiology and pathology, the core aim of this course is to prevent disease by healthy and sunnah guided ways.

This course “Fundamentals of Cupping therapy” aims at developing basic understanding about modern alternate medicine, its effect on human health and newer advances in this therapy.

Moreover, the course is integrated with sunnah which is aligned with the latest research of science and technology. The knowledge of cupping therapy under every significant condition and skills is essential to utilize cupping as a powerful tool for physical and mental health.



  1. Provides a detailed insight into understanding the significance of cupping therapy.
  2. Places multidisciplinary emphasis providing a broad base of knowledge and understanding of the wide role of cupping therapy sustaining health and preventing diseases.
  3. Introduces students to the most advanced trends and ways to perform cupping therapy.




  • To enable students to gain knowledge about fundamentals of cupping therapy under
    normal and special circumstances.
  • To provide students with the knowledge of basic terminology and several aspects of anatomy and physiology of human body.
  • To ensure that students are familiar with the types of cupping and their application accordingly.
  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of treatment protocol of cupping therapy.



Course Period: 12 weeks, 3 Months
Medium of  instruction: English /Urdu
Duration: 48 hours i.e. 2 hrs twice a week
Language of Instruction: English /Urdu
Academic Requirements: Intermediate

Theoretical Components:

  • S1. Anatomy
  • S2. Physiology
  • S3. Introduction & Demonstartion of Equipments
  • S4.Cupping Therapy Methods
  • S5.Health & Disease

Practical Components:

  • Upper limb Anatomy practice
  • Lower limb Anatomy practice
  • Wet Cupping upper limb
  • Wet Cupping lower limb
  • Dry Cupping upper limb
  • Dry cupping lower limb
  • Wet cupping head
  • Dry cupping Head
  • Dry & Wet cupping specific points
  • Practical of cupping therapy
    • Dry Cupping
    • Wet Cupping


  • Students work/practice on simulated patients:
  • Handling of instruments
  • Performing on Human body
  • Hands on Practice-based practical
  • Performing on human body


Week 1

  • Introduction of Cupping
  • Introduction of Anatomy
  • Introduction of physiology
  • Introduction of equipment
  • Physiology of Human body
  • Demonstration of equipment

Week 2

  • Surface Anatomy
  • Some description of upper limb
  • Some description of lower limb
  • Some description of neck

Practical Components:

  • Surface Anatomy practice
  • Upper limb anatomy practice
  • Wet Cupping Upper limb

Week 3

Introduction & Demonstration of Equipment

Practical Components:

  • Lower limb Anatomy practice
  • Wet cupping Lower Limb

Week 4

Cupping Methods

  • Dry Cupping
  • Wet Cupping

Practical Components:

  • Upper & Lower limb Anatomy practice
  • Wet & Dry Cupping Upper & Lower limb

Week 5

  • Some description of Head
  • Some description of Neck

Week 6

  • Normal Mechanism of body
  • Surgical Blade/ Razor
  • Overview, Benefits
  • How is Surgical blade used?
  • Cupping Gun/Machine:
  • Overview, Benefits
  • How is Cupping Gun used?
  • Glucometer
  • Overview, Benefits
  • How is Glucometer used?
  • Sphygmomanometer & Stethoscope
  • Overview, Benefits
  • How are Sphygmomanometer & Stethoscope used?

Practical Components:

  • Wet Cupping Upper limb
  • Wet Cupping lower limb

Practical Components:

  • Head Anatomy practice
  • Neck Anatomy practice
  • Wet Cupping upper limb

Week 7

  • Physiology A/c to specific disease
  • Definition Of Cupping
  • Functions of Cupping Therapy
  • Introduction to Cupping Therapy
  • Concept of Hijamah Literacy
  • History
  • Development and Modern use of Cupping Therapy
  • Benefits Of Cupping Therapy
  • Types of Cupping
  • Types of Cups

Week 8

  • Mechanism Of Cupping
  • How does Hijamah work
  • Preparation of Body for Cupping
  • Preparation of Equipment for Cupping
  • Treatment Protocol
  • Sharing of Testimonials
  • Side effects and how to deal with these unwanted reactions and how to deal with the Curative effects and expectations

Practical Components:

  • Wet cupping Head
  • Dry cupping Neck

Week 9

  • Health
  • Disease
  • Classification
  • Stages
  • Concept
  • Factors affecting  Health, Social and Economic factors
    1. Environmental factors
    2. Personal factors
    3. Hereditary factors

Practical Components

  • Wet cupping head
  • Specific points for Cupping disease

Week 10


  • Alopecia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypotension
  • Diabetes
  • Female Disorder

Practical Components

  • Dry cupping Head

Week 11

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression Management
  • Hepatitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C , Hepatitis D, Hepatitis E
  • Disorder Of Gastro-Intestinal System Gastritis, Stomatitis, Gingivitis , Nausea
  • Vomiting, Peptic Ulcer, Stomach Cancer , Obesity , Diarrhea, Constipation

Practical Components

  • Dry & Wet cupping specific points

Week 12

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Chicken Pox, Diphtheria, AIDS, Malaria, Measles,
  • Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Rabies, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Filriasis


Course Curriculum

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