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CUPPING

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cupping mean? 

CUPPING (noun)
  The noun CUPPING has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CUPPING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUPPING (noun)


Sense 1cupping [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("cupping" is a kind of...):

bloodletting (formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine))


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