Hiruko uses this technique through his Chimera Technique in order to forcibly extract the physical and spiritual energy of another ninja, even from a considerable distance. He can absorb the chakra into either the upper square of the mark on his left hand or his mouth. He is able to completely remove the victim's chakra, potentially causing death.
After using this ability, Hiruko is able to detect their natural elemental affinity, and then freely manipulate the victim's chakra element and perform ninjutsu of that element. This allows him to deconstruct and learn the abilities of his opponents, and he can presumably utilise all forms of nature transformation as a result.
When ambushed by Konoha ANBU, Hiruko use a technique which similiar to this technique with 3 hand seals sequenced: Rat → Hare → Bird. However, by this way, enemy's chakra sucked into his mouth, not to his palm. And he got Earth nature affinity from them. Its unknown, he use this technique, or its derivated technique, or an unknown technique differs from this technique, to do so.
Curiously, Hiruko didn't use any hand seals when he first used the technique.
When Hiruko tried to absorb Naruto's Wind Release: Rasenshuriken, he was unable to combine the shape and nature manipulation, and the technique fell apart.