However, there are varieties in the tools used, the methods of creating the low pressure, and the procedures followed during the treatment.
The second categorisation relates to "the power of suction related types" including: light, medium, and strong cupping therapy.
The third categorisation relates to "the method of suction related types" including: fire, manual suction, and electrical suction cupping therapy.
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.