cupping
noun Date: 14th century an operation of drawing blood to the surface of the body by use of a glass vessel evacuated by heat

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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 — can refer to: Coffee cupping Fire cupping, and other alternative health cupping methods Cupping , a form of unusual tire wear due to bad wheel alignment Cupping , a technique used in Heavy Metal music genres where a vocalist grips the top of the… …   Wikipedia

  • cupping — [kup′iŋ] n. the application to the skin of glass cups from which the air has been exhausted, in order to draw the blood to the surface: used, esp. formerly, to treat a variety of illnesses cupper n …   English World dictionary

  • Cupping — Cup Cup, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cupped} (k[u^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupping}.] 1. To supply with cups of wine. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cup us, till the world go round. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cupping — noun 1. 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. 2. → coffee cupping …   Australian English dictionary

  • cupping — /kup ing/, n. 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. [1350 1400; ME cuppinge. See… …   Universalium

  • 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. application of a cupping glass to draw blood to the surface of the body for relieving internal congestion (Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy) kÊŒp n. small container from which liquids (milk, water, etc.) are drunk; unit of measure (equal… …   English contemporary 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

  • cupping —   n. Medicine, drawing blood by causing partial vacuum over surface of skin.    ♦ cupping glass, glass used in this …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cupping — A procedure in which a rounded glass cup is warmed and placed upside down over an area of the body, creating suction that holds the cup to the skin. Cupping increases the flow of blood. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is also thought to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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