Monday, August 8, 2016

A cup for Olympic success?

It’s been all over the network news and social media, the circular purple dots on Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps to Hollywood celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow.  The source of those peculiar markings is a practice called “cupping,” a modern application of a traditional Chinese medicine practice.  Does it work, and, if so, how?  Along with several other physicians, and citing some references along the way, this article from the website gives a rather complete overview of this now novel form of therapy.

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