Hijama

types of cupping

Cupping was likely first performed using animal horns. Later, cups were made from bamboo and then ceramic.

Dry cupping

a suction-only method

Running cupping

nvolves moving suctioned cups around the body after applying oil to massage the desired area

Wet/bleeding cupping

may involve both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding

Flash cupping

involves quick, repeated suction and release of cups on an area of the body