NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,158 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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cupping
(KUP-ping)
A procedure in which a rounded glass cup is warmed and placed upside down over an area of the body, creating suction that holds the cup to the skin. Cupping increases the flow of blood. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is also thought to increase the flow of qi (vital energy).