Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

cupping

noun
     
cup‧ping [uncountable]
a medical treatment that involves putting special glass cups onto parts of the body and then heating the cup, causing the skin to rise gently upwards inside the cup. This treatment is done by an acupuncturist or someone giving you a massage, not a doctor.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary