Introduction: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a well-known and widely used component of the healthcare system. Wet cupping therapy is one of the therapies that many people employ (hijamah). Wet cupping therapy (hijamah) is becoming increasingly popular and widely employed in today's society. The public's understanding and perception of cupping therapy, on the other hand, is unknown. This study describes public knowledge and perceptions of cupping therapy (hijamah) in Kalirandu.
Method: In this study, using a cross-sectional approach. The sample was 62 people with purposive sampling stress, which is a sampling technique with specific considerations. This study used a questionnaire of knowledge and perceptions of the people.
Results: The results of this study indicate that the level of public knowledge regarding cupping (hijamah) is low as many as 41 people (66.1%), and the level of knowledge is moderate as many as 21 people (33.9%). An overview of the medium category of community perceptions of cupping (hijamah) is 49 people (79.0%), for the good perception of 12 people (19.4%), and the last for a bad perception of 1 person (1.6 %).
Conclusions: This study indicates that the knowledge and perception of the public about cupping therapy need to improve.