cupping

noun
cup·​ping | \ ˈkə-piŋ How to pronounce cupping (audio) \

Definition of cupping

: an operation of drawing blood to the surface of the body by use of a glass vessel evacuated by heat

Examples of cupping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her treatments mix acupuncture with cupping and massage, and Renata can help with everything from digestive disorders to migraines, anxiety to menstrual cramps with her healing touch. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 Calamigos’ relaxing spa offers services from cupping and reiki to facials with LED light therapy. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Jan. 2022 His current favorite is the Umeshisho Little Dipper spoon, developed for coffee cupping but equally handy for cooking, tasting, scooping, and slurping. Bon Appétit, 27 Dec. 2021 There's even less information around cupping and pregnancy. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 8 Dec. 2021 This is because cupping is fairly characteristic of alternative therapy that, by definition, hasn’t been accepted by conventional science and medicine. Nicholas B. Tiller, Quartz, 6 Aug. 2021 This is because cupping is fairly characteristic of alternative therapy that, by definition, hasn’t been accepted by conventional science and medicine. Nicholas B. Tiller, Quartz, 6 Aug. 2021 At that time, China had up to 500,000 practitioners of Chinese medicine—primarily those using herbs, which make up the bulk of treatment, and other methods, such as acupuncture, cupping, and massage. Ian Johnson, The New York Review of Books, 20 Oct. 2021 This is because cupping is fairly characteristic of alternative therapy that, by definition, hasn’t been accepted by conventional science and medicine. Nicholas B. Tiller, Quartz, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cupping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cupping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cupping. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for cupping

cupping

noun
cup·​ping

Medical Definition of cupping

1 : 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
2 : a concave depression in a body organ also : the formation of such a depression

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