Hijama / Cupping Points on the Back of the Body

Hijama / Cupping on the Back of the Body

 The back of the body is much more vascular especially around the spine. Generally the upper spine and mid spine have a good blood supply; other areas like the shoulder or lower spine may also be full of blood due to injury and long standing pain. Before starting it is always a good idea to point out any scaring on the back which is most likely from other therapists.

HIjama Points on the back

1, the shoulder, the seventh vertebra (bone of spine) of the neck.

4 & 5, the air door between the two ribs upwards in the branching of the tracheae (main windpipe) and the bronchus (smaller windpipe).

6, the gall bladder at the peripheral of the right rib toward the spine.

7 & 8, on the stomach place at the middle of the back opposite to the stomach on the spinal sides.

9 & 10, the kidney centre under 7 & 8 on the middle of the back.

11, lumbar vertebrae – a prominent bone at the lower back of the vertebra column.

12 & 13, on the sides of 11, slightly upward, 5cm away from the spine.

Hijama / Cupping set being used by a therapist


14, 15, 16 & 17, the colon, almost on the colon corners from the back and18 of the middle of the spine.

19, the heart, opposite to the heart from the back and almost on the left rib side.

20 & 21, tonsils triangle that lies in the area between the neck and the shoulder with a slight bending to the back.

 22 & 23, above the pancreas gland under the rib end.

24 & 25, at the beginning of the lower half of the back.

26 &  27, bilaterally at the sides of the iliac bone.

28, 29, 30 & 31, at the upper part of the buttocks.

32, on the middle of the head.

33, on the right part of the hair near the forehead or the hair line.

34 & 35, the right and left part of the brain (at the temporal sides of the brain) as well as the occipital bone.

36, the cerebellum (occipital) prominent bone on the head.

37 & 38, nearly 3cm above the ears.

39, prominent occipital bone, the deep area at the back of the head where cupping is prohibited, except in necessary cases.

40, in the middle of the back of the neck.

41 & 42, on the back of the head to the right and the left.

43 & 44, the sides of the neck.

45 & 46, nearly 3cm above the air trachea (4-5).

47, on the left shoulder in addition to the heart.

48, on the right rib from upward, complementary to the gall bladder knot.

49, the immunity area from the back, between the two scapulae (shoulder blades).

50, 6cm slightly above 8, for stomach ulcers.

55, almost 3cm under the shoulder.