Why should I choose Simply Hijama? 

We are a leading Hijama Profession Association. We are an approved Hijama Therapy training provider by the GRCCT, CMA, IPHM and PWA.

We believe trained Hijama Practitioners can practice Hijama Therapy without the need for a medical license. We believe that Hijama is practiced as a religious therapy, part of Islam, governed by laws specific to Islam.

We regulate our members to ensure high standards in the Hijama industry, and have strict disciplinary procedures in place.

Our main course is an Accredited Higher Diploma in Hijama Therapy (Level 5) in the UK.

UK and International Graduates of Simply Hijama can become members of the GRCCT (General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies) and IPHM (International Practitioners for Holistic Medicine).

The IPHM is specifically for the general public and health care professionals with a body of regulated professionals, all qualified to accredited levels. It is also one of the largest Professional Therapists Association Worldwide and once you become a qualified Hijama Therapist, you can become a member.

UK and International Graduates of Simply Hijama can become members of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

International Graduates of Simply Hijama can obtain a license from the PWA (Professional Wellness Alliance) to practice Hijama Therapy in USA and Canada at a discounted price. Graduates outside of the USA and Canada can also apply.

Higher Diploma students of Simply Hijama are automatically given a free one year membership with Simply Hijama after graduating with us. Members of Simply Hijama are placed on our international Hijama Therapy Register.

We have also negotiated a block scheme with a leading insurance company (Westminster Indemnity Ltd.) for our students, graduates and full members who are able to take out insurance through us with our Higher Diploma course.

The field of Hijama Therapy is continually being updated as we strive to get the government to recognise it as a complementary therapy. Our students and full members will be updated with the latest information on regulations and progress.

Who are you accredited by?


Our courses are accredited by the following organizations:

  • The General Regulatory Council for Complimentary Therapies (GRCCT) http://www.grcct.org
  • International Practitoners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) https://www.iphm.co.uk
  • The Complementary Medical Association (CMA) https://www.the-cma.org.uk
  • Professional Wellness Alliance (PWA) https://www.pwai.us
  • have no previous experience with Cupping. Can I still enrol onto your courses? 

    Our courses are designed for students who have no previous knowledge in Hijama Therapy or have a medical background. All students are required to complete the Beginners' course first as it provides you with essential knowledge which you will develop and build on in the Higher Diploma in Hijama Therapy.

    Are there any prerequisites or requirements to enrol on this course? 


    Applicants do not require any previous qualifications to enrol onto our Hijama courses.

    However, we do require the following:

  • Applicants should have access to a computer/laptop and be able to use them at a basic level.
  • Applicants must be able to read, understand and speak English to a satisfactory level, as our courses are all in the English language.
  • Applicants must have access to a steady internent connection.
  • What are the different types of cupping methods taught in the courses? 


    There are three types of cupping methods we teach throughout both the Beginners' and Higher Diploma courses:

  • Wet Cupping (Hijama)
  • Dry Cupping
  • Moving/ Massage Cupping

    How will I be assessed for the courses? 

    For the Beginners course, you will be required to:

  • Submit 2 online multiple-choice tests
  • Provide 10 Proof of Practice Pictures
  • Attend a Practical Training session and complete the Practical Exam (for UK students)
  • Submit a Practical Exam Video (for International Students)

  • For the Higher Diploma, you will be required to:

  • Submit 4 written Student Tasks
  • Submit 5 online multiple-choice tests
  • Submit a total of 30 case study sessions
  • Attend a Practical Training session (for UK students)
  • Submit a Practical Exam video (for UK and International students)

    Is this Diploma recognised in other countries?  

    This course is an Accredited Higher Diploma in Hijama Therapy (Level 5) in the UK. It may not be recognised in other countries. It is the applicants responsibility to check with their own government about the rules and regulation regarding practising Hijama Cupping Therapy professionally in their country.

    Can Hijama be practiced in any country? 

    Generally, Hijama can be practiced in many countries, however, if you are unsure, we advise that you contact your local authority and confirm they do not have restrictions in place.

    Can students residing outside of the UK enrol onto the courses? 

    We have designed our courses as distant learning courses to allow people from all over the world to study with us.

    When are the start dates for the courses? 

    There are no specified start dates for our courses as each student is able to enrol and complete the course within a timeframe that is suitable for their schedule.

    How long do the courses take to complete? 

    Beginners' Course: If you study this course part-time, it can take up to 6 weeks, however, we have had students complete it in longer and shorter amounts of time. There are no deadlines for this course as you can study it at your own pace and in your own time, however, some work must be submitted every 6 months to avoid deregistration.

    Higher Diploma Course: If you study this course part-time, it can take up to 6 months, however, we have had students complete it in longer and shorter amounts of time. There are no deadlines for this course as you can study it at your own pace and in your own time, however, some work must be submitted every 6 months to avoid deregsitration.

    Can I complete the courses quicker than the suggested time? 

    The suggested time frames are based on part-time studying. However if you are able to dedicate more time to completing the course then both the Beginners'course and the Higher Diploma can be completed quicker than the suggest time frames.

    I'm unsure if I will be able to complete the Higher Diploma course in 6 months. Can I still enrol? 

    We do not have any deadlines to meet for the course; you can complete the course in your own time and at your own pace. You are only required to submit one examinable component every 6 months to stay enrolled onto the course.

    After completing the Beginners' course, can I practice Hijama professionally? 

    If you are interested in practicing Hijama Therapy professionally, you are required to complete our Higher Diploma course. Upon completion of the Beginners course, you will be able to confidently practice Hijama on family and friends only.

    What are the key features of the Higher Diploma in Hijama Therapy course? 

    The Higher Diploma focuses on key components of learning how to practice Hijama Therapy at a professional level. The modules include crucial aspects of training such as the anatomy of the human body, how to create treatment plans, health and safety and professional development.


    I'm currently unemployed, am I eligible for any financial aid? 

    If you and your spouse (if you are married) are unemployed and receiving governmental aid, you may be eligible for up to £70 discount. Please email us at info@simplyhijama.com with proof that you are receiving aid from one of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working and Child Tax Credit
  • Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support

  • Please note: This is only applicable if you enrol on the Beginners' and Higher Diploma courses together.

    Can I pay in instalments? 

    If you are enrolling onto both the Beginners' and Higher Diploma courses in Hijama Therapy, we currently offer a 3-month instalment plan. You will pay £166.66 at the time of enrolment and £166.66 for two subsequent months (sum amount of £499.98). You can begin studying as soon as your first instlament has been made.


    Unfortunately, we do not currently offer an instalment plan for the Beginners' Course alone.

    What payment methods do you accept? 

    PayPal -

    PayPal accepts payment from all major credit cards and debit cards (you are not required to have a PayPal account)

    Bank Transfer -

    HSBC Simply Hijama Account number: 32324725 Sort code: 40-02-34

    Are there any hidden costs, charges or fees? 

    No, we do not have any hidden costs. Any additional costs are optional such as tracked delivery for your certificate etc.

    Are there any extra shipping charges or costs? 

    You will not charged for the initial postage of your certificate unless you want tracked and signed delivery. However, we do charge a small fee to replace a lost certificate or duplicate your certificate.

    Do I need to purchase my own cupping equipment to complete the course or is it provided for me? 

    We do not provide you with any cupping equipment, you are required to purchase this yourself. We have trust worthy websites and vendors who we can reccomend to you. For the live practical training sessions, we provide all the equipment at no additional cost to you.

    What equipment is required for the Beginners' course?

    1. Plastic cups - You will need single use disposable cups suitable for use with a suction pump. The amount you buy will depend on how much cupping you intend to do. Buying a mixture of sizes would be ideal. Normally hijama cups come in sizes 0-7. O being the largest and 7 being the smallest.
    2. Suction pump - Comes in two sizes, small and large. Both sizes fit on all the cups.
    3. Sterile medical gloves
    4. Black seed oil
    5. Sterile surgical blade size 11
    6. Sharps box for safe disposal of the surgical blades
    7. Disposable apron

    I live in the US and will be unable to travel to the UK for the live Practical Training session. Can I still complete the course successfully? 

    These training sessions are optional for international students for whom attending is difficult. Therefore, you are still able to complete the course successfully even if you are unable to attend the Live Practical Training sessions. Those that cannot attend may complete this portion of the course using detailed instructional videos.

    We strongly encourage all students to attend the Live Practical Training sessions, however we understand this is not always possible.

    Can I still get support from Simply Hijama after I graduate? 

    You will still receive support from Simply Hijama post-graduation. You will receive this support through getting into contact with us via email, phone call or whatsapp. A large number of our students also join Simply Hijama as a members.

    How soon after will I receive my diploma/certificate? 

    It takes 3-4 weeks to process and post your certificate after we have received the required documents.

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