Wet cupping is also known as Hijama or medicinal bleeding, where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision. The first reported usages are found in the Islamic hadith, sayings attributed to or describing the actions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. As a result, wet cupping has remained a popular remedy practiced in many parts of the Muslim world.
Wet cupping is an alternative treatment that brings many health benefits. It involves the placement of warmed cups on the skin surface. Since the cups are warmed, a vacuum is created. The vacuum will then suck up the skin upward.