Dry cupping is a method by which suction is created on particular points on the patient’s body. Suction could be created by using heat to warm the cups so that the cooling air inside the cup creates a vacuum that tugs the skin upwards.
Massage cupping is essentially the inverse of the typical massage therapy. Instead of exerting pressure on the different points of the body for healing,
Hijama (Arabic: حجامة lit. “sucking”) is the alternative medical procedure and Arabic term for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes.