(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.
- 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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