Cupping

Definition of Cupping

Cup´ping   Pronunciation: k?p´p?ng
n.1.(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.
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.

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aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, leeching, milking, phlebotomy, pipetting, pumping, siphoning, sucking, suction, tapping, venesection
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