: an operation of drawing blood to the surface of the body by use of a glass vessel evacuated by heat
First Known Use of CUPPING
cup·ping noun (Medical Dictionary)
: a technique formerly employed for drawing blood to the surface of the body by application of a glass vessel from which air had been evacuated by heat to form a partial vacuum
: a concave depression in a body organ; also : the formation of such a depression
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