Wet cupping
Cupping Cup"ping (k?p"p?ng), n. (Med.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess. [1913 Webster]

{Cupping glass}, a glass cup in which a partial vacuum is produced by heat, in the process of cupping.

{Dry cupping}, the application of a cupping instrument without scarification, to draw blood to the surface, produce counter irritation, etc.

{Wet cupping}, the operation of drawing blood by the application of a cupping instrument after scarification. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cupping — Cup ping (k?p p?ng), n. (Med.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess. [1913 Webster] {Cupping glass}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cupping glass — Cupping Cup ping (k?p p?ng), n. (Med.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess. [1913 Webster] {Cupping… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wet cup — Cup Cup (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cupping — 1. Formation of a hollow, or cup shaped excavation. 2. Application of a c. glass. SEE ALSO: cup. * * * cup·ping n 1) a technique formerly employed for drawing blood to the surface of the body by application of a glass vessel from which air had… …   Medical dictionary

  • cupping — n. the former practice of applying a heated cup to the skin and allowing it to cool, which causes swelling of the tissues beneath and an increase in the flow of blood in the area. This was thought to draw out harmful excess blood from diseased… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • wet cup — a cupping glass applied to the incised skin in order to abstract blood; no longer used …   Medical dictionary

  • Dry cupping — Cupping Cup ping (k?p p?ng), n. (Med.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess. [1913 Webster] {Cupping… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fire cupping — A patient receiving fire cupping therapy Chinese 拔 …   Wikipedia

  • Coffee cupping — This article is about coffee cupping. For the non scientific healing method of fire cupping, see Fire cupping. One of the daily cuppings at the Stumptown Coffee annex in Portland, Oregon Coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of… …   Wikipedia

  • Dry cupping — Dry Dry (dr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Drier}; superl. {Driest}.] [OE. dru[yogh]e, druye, drie, AS. dryge; akin to LG. dr[ o]ge, D. droog, OHG. trucchan, G. trocken, Icel. draugr a dry log. Cf. {Drought}, {Drouth}, 3d {Drug}.] 1. Free from moisture;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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