Salams brother and sisters. Alhamdulliah and syukur that Allah has given us the best of all remedies which is “Bekam Hijamah”.
Anas ibn Maalik y reported that the Messenger r said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)].
Abu Hurairah t reported that the Messenger r said, “If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is cupping (hijama).” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3857), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3476)].
However, many brothers and sisters today are not aware or not know that there are people who takes advantage of this sunnah to make a quick money and even worst, they are inexperienced and not qualified.
Please understand that this is the sunnah and not a therapy which people are trying to make money.
For obvious reasons, how we detect whether the bekam specialist is real deal or not is to check for his certificate. There are a number of accredited institutions who does bekam.
For Malaysia : http://acumalay.blogspot.sg/2008/12/cupping-blood-stasis-hijamah-courses-in.html.
For Indonesia: http://bekampages.blogspot.sg
Check whether these people have certificates from these institutions. And sometimes you need to use your gut feeling to see whether this person is sincere or not.
Another way to see whether the person is following the sunnah. For obvious reasons: WOMEN are not allowed to do bekam hijamah for men and the same goes for MEN on women. And they do not seem to know which points are for what kind of sickness.
One way is to look at their websites and see people’s testimonials on them to know whether they are highly recommended or not. Also be careful when these people charge cheaply. Cheap does not always mean good. An average TCM cupping for example can cost up to $70 for only 4 cups. Be wary if these people charges cheaply.
I hope this help clarifies for some of our brothers and sisters who are unaware of this.