Cupping and Cautery

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Cupping

As its name implies, cupping is pressing a glass cup or similar instrument, e.g., hollowed horn, tightly against the skin in order to draw blood to the surface. The procedure either ends at this stage, and is then called dry cupping, or it becomes wet cupping when the drawn blood is incised and let out.

Cautery

Cautery is the act of burning a wound, snake bite, scorpion sting with a hot iron or caustic substance to destroy the harmful poison or infection


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