The cupping procedure involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin.  The low air pressure required may be created using vacuum cups; the vacuum is created with a mechanical suction pump acting through a valve located at the top of the cup. 

In practice, cups are normally used only on softer tissue that can form a good seal with the edge of the cup. They may be used singly or with many to cover a larger area.  Skin may be lubricated, allowing the cup to move across the skin slowly. Skin markings are common after the cups are removed, varying from simple red rings that disappear relatively quickly, to discoloration from bruising, especially if the cups are dragged while suctioned from one place to another, ostensibly to break down muscle fibre. Usually, treatments are not painful.

Dry cupping


Commonly involve creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. There are varieties in the tools used, the  methods  of creating  the low pressure and the procedures followed during the treatment.  Plastic and glass are the most common materials used, Low air pressure  required  may  be  created by heating the cup or the air inside it with an open flame or a bath in hot scented oils, then placing it against the skin. Cups are normally used only on softer tissue that can form a good seal with the edge of the cup. They may be used singly or with many to cover a larger area. They may be used by themselves or placed over an acupuncture needle. Skin may be lubricated,  allowing the cup to move across the skin slowly.


* Cause micro trauma and beneficial inflammation.


Increasing oxygenation and tissue delivery.


* Stretch fascia and connective tissue.


* Remove old stagnant blood.


* Increasing circulation.


* Relieve muscle Pain.