cupping

[ kuhp-ing ]
/ ˈkʌp ɪŋ /

noun

the process of drawing blood from the body by scarification and the application of a cupping glass, or by the application of a cupping glass without scarification, as for relieving internal congestion or for loosening and stimulating the muscles.

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Origin of cupping

First recorded in 1350–1400; cup + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for cupping

cupping
/ (ˈkʌpɪŋ) /

noun

med archaic the process of applying a cupping glass to the skin
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Medical definitions for cupping

cupping
[ kŭpĭng ]

n.

The formation of a hollow or cup-shaped excavation.
A therapeutic procedure, no longer in use, in which evacuated glass cups are applied to intact or scarified skin in order to draw blood to the surface.
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