Definition of cupping in English:


Syllabification: cup·ping
Pronunciation: /ˈkəpiNG


  • (In Chinese medicine) a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy.
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    • The therapeutic applications of cupping have been documented through several thousand years of clinical experience.
    • For best result, cupping may be applied with acupuncture for these two points.
    • Physical manipulation included cupping, which was believed to reduce congestion and restore blood flow.

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