Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups (made of plastic or silicone) are placed on the skin to create suction. This suction generates negative pressure, drawing up the underlying tissue. The resulting pulling action helps to separate tissues that are fused or adhered together. The therapy can involve multiple cups applied simultaneously to various painful or stiff areas of the body, where they are left for several minutes. Additionally, suction cups can be moved across tight or sore soft tissues to provide relief in those areas. This technique is often used to alleviate pain and improve overall tissue health.