Definition of Cupping

1. Noun. A treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface.

Generic synonyms: Bloodletting
Derivative terms: Cup



Definition of Cupping

1. n. 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.

Definition of Cupping

1. Noun. (medicine) Fire cupping, a traditional therapeutic treatment called in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin, supposedly to draw blood towards the surface. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of cup) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cupping

1. an archaic medical process [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cupping

1. 1. Formation of a hollow, or cup-shaped excavation. 2. Application of a cupping glass. See: cup. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cupping

cupolae
cupolaed
cupolaing
cupolar
cupolas
cupon
cuppa
cuppa joe
cuppas
cupped
cupper
cuppers
cuppier
cuppiest
cuppiness
cupping (current term)
cuppings
cuppy
cupr-
cuprammonium
cuprate
cuprated
cuprates
cupration
cupremia
cupreous
cuprian
cupric
cupric acetate

Literary usage of Cupping

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1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1826)
"On another dog, under the same circumstances, a cupping-glass was applied 45 minutes after the arsenic, and in four hours there was not the slightest ..."

2. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"cupping. cupping. By means of "cups" the blood may either be merely drawn to the ... Dry cupping. The principle on which it depends is the creation of a ..."

3. Elements of Physics; Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Comoprised by Neil Arnott (1856)
"The application of a cup with exhaustion only, constitutes the operation called dry-cupping. To obtain blood, the cup is removed and the tumid part is cut ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"cupping-GLASSES AS DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC MEANS. ... As a. therapeutic agent, too, the cupping has often proved of the greatest value in his hands. ..."

5. Elements of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Explained by Neil Arnott (1831)
"So in cupping, the whole body, except the surface under the cup, is squeezed by the air, with a force of fifteen pounds to the square inch, while in that ..."

6. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1862)
"cupping. 939, a. cupping differs in some of its effects from leeching and ... cupping, indeed, often fails of relief where leeching is speedily efficient. ..."

7. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"Schröpf-lampe, /. cupping-lamp Schröpf-Schnepper, ... n. cupping apparatus Schröpf-wunde, /. wound from cupping or scarification Schrotschuss, ..."

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