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Hijama (Arabic: حجامة lit. "sucking") is the name in Arab traditional medicine for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes.1 Hijama is performed by Muslims as it is a form of medicine specifically mentioned and encouraged by the Islamic prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Among other hadith, it is mentioned in that recorded by al-Bukhari (5263) and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (2952), saying "The Hijama is the best of your remedies" (خير ما تداويتم به الحجامة).