Certificate Course in Hijamah (Cupping therapy) and Irsal-e-Alaq (Leech therapy)

Certificate Course in Hijamah (Cupping therapy) and Irsal-e-Alaq (Leech therapy)

Objectives of the Course

To gain knowledge, skill and competency in Hijamah and Irsal e Alaq

Program Eligibility

Candidate possessing following degree

BUMS, BAMS, BSMS or equivalent  qualifications accepted by the Board of Management of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo.

The candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and who are successful at the interview will be admitted to the program

Program Structure

This course is designed to be completed within 3 months as a weekend course (Saturdays or Sundays).

Foreign Study Tour

2 weeks of optional foreign study tour is included in the course for more practical exposure. The candidates should bear the expenses such as airfare, food, accommodation, etc.

Medium of Instructions

English assisted with Tamil/ Sinhala


Each applicant should produce a duly completed application obtained from the Deputy Registrar of the Institute

Course Fees:  15,000.00 SLR

Application Processing Fees: 1000.00 SLR

Title of Course Units

  • Introduction to Ilaj bit Tadbir
  • Introduction to Hijama
  • Introduction to Irsal-e-Alaq
  • History of Hijamah and Irsal-e- Alaq
  • Hijamah in Rhumatological diseases
  • Irsal-e-Alaq in Rhumatological diseases
  • Hijamah in Gyneacological diseases
  • Irsal-e-Alaq in Skin diseases
  • Hijamah in Skin diseases
  • Hijamah in other Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Hijamah in ENT disorders
  • Irsal-e-Alaq in ENT disorders


Number of Students

Minimum Number of students is 15 for a batch. Students are selected as first come first serve basis.

Important Dates

Issuing of Application Forms

01/09/2016 – 30/09/2016

Deadline of Application Submission


Registration of Selected Candidates

26/10/2016 – 31/10/2016

Commencement of the Course


Administration and Co-ordination

Responsible Department: Ilmul Jarahat

Course Director: Director, IIM

General Administration, Registration & Examination: Deputy Registrar

Responsibility:  HOD/ Ilmul Jarahat

Resources Persons

Relevant resource persons from IIM and from external Institutes

Resource Organizations

Institute of Indigenous Medicine

Course Developer

Dr. N Fahamiya (BUMS, MD)

Senior Lecturer Gr II

Course Coordinators

Dr. MSM Shiffa

(BUMS, MD, LLB, Att. At Law)

Senior Lecturer Gr II

T.P. 0778822866, 0710444535

Dr. MUZN Farzana


Senior Lecturer Gr II

T.P. 0771821302, 0717356495




Application Form

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