ICAHT stands for the Institute Of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy and was established by a small group of Health Professionals and Hijama enthusiasts who have been working together in the field of hijama therapy since 2008.
The purpose of the organisation is to help revive the practice of hijama on a global scale to the highest professional level by introducing and promoting safe clinical standards to the practice through both practitioner and public education and via the formulation of a regulatory structure and framework.
ICAHT is involved in delivering high quality, scientifically based practitioner education and training both nationally and internationally. It has worked with professional organisations including Public Health England, The Ministry of Health India and Federal Regulatory Councils in the UK in order to facilitate the safe administration of the practice.
As well as helping to inform and educate the public about the practice of hijama (or wet cupping) the Institute of Clinically Applied Hijama Therapy (ICAHT) has been established to protect the public by creating a register of professional member practitioners that are not only trained to a specified level of competency but also agree to practice in a transparent and accountable way. Members of the ICAHT professional association are all bound by a code of conduct and standards of proficiency that is in line with UK policies and laws as well as established professional ethical conduct guidelines.
This serves not only to safeguard the public from rogue practitioners who may overcharge, mislead and mistreat members of the general public but will also instill confidence within patients to seek care without hesitation or doubt.