Can Hijama help people with ADHD?

Some people may dismiss the condition as a lack of discipline or claim that it is simply the after effect of a child having too much sugar. Those people probably do not have ADHD and they most likely would not accept that anyone they know has it. However, for those who are familiar with it, ADHD has been – and continues to be – a very big problem. All too often, there are people that go through their entire childhood without knowing “what is wrong with them” before being diagnosed as adults with ADHD. Even children who were fortunate enough to have their condition identified earlier on do not always have a clear treatment plan available for them. This could due to the lack of information regarding the disorder. Without a definite cause, there can be no definite cure.

This is what ADHD can look like in childhood … (1)


ADHD – which is short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is a mental health condition. It is often diagnosed in children between the age of 6 and 12 years old, roughly around the time that they start going to school. Health professionals look out for several behaviour-related symptoms when trying to identify it in a patient. These symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • difficulty when trying to pay attention
  • being hyperactive
  • impulsiveness
  • being easily distracted
  • forgetfulness
  • fidgeting
  • carelessness
  • excessive talking and/or physical movement

The exact cause of ADHD remains a mystery to this day. Some believe that the disorder is the result of a combination of factors. Others claim that ADHD is hereditary, with relatives having an increased risk of developing the condition. Research has uncovered evidence that suggests the abuse of alcohol and drugs during pregnancy can cause a foetus child to have ADHD once it is born. Premature birth, impaired development of the brain and dysfunctional or imbalanced levels of neurotransmitters in the body are also considered as possible causes.  In addition to this, patients with ADHD tend to suffer from other mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar, as well as seemingly neurological conditions like chronic insomnia and epilepsy.

… And in adulthood. Please excuse the naughty finger (2)

Since we treat patients with many of the aforementioned health problems at Pure Therapy Clinic, we would also extend our care to ADHD patients in the same way. Provided that there are no medical barriers to prevent them from receiving wet cupping, we would apply cups to the systemic points of patients with ADHD . Since these are the treatment sites used to influence general well-being and combat mental health condition, we would aim to rebalance their level of neurotransmitters, stimulate those that may be under-developed or repair those that may have been damaged. If the patient appears to be suffering from a large amount of toxins due to this chemical imbalance, we may also decide to treat their kidney points in order to reduce any harmful effects and prevent further cellular damage in the future.

We hope that this information has benefited you and we would love to hear from you more. Your comments, questions and weekly topic suggestions are always welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reading!


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2 thoughts on “Can Hijama help people with ADHD?

    1. Hi Shahana,

      At Pure Therapy Clinic, we would use 3 cups in total and treat what we call the systemic or sunnah points. We would place cups just below the nape of the neck and roughly in the middle of either shoulder blade. I hope that makes it clear for you. Barakallahu fee.


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