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Getting Treated Like An Olympian With Cupping

Getting Treated Like An Olympian With Cupping

While watching the Rio Olympics, you may have noticed several athletes covered in circular symmetrical bruises. No, these bruises are not injuries from their sport (or even getting slapped by an octopus, as I’ve heard!). In fact, they are marks caused by an ancient form of therapy called “cupping”. Cupping has long existed in many cultures including China and Africa to stimulate the flow of blood and energy in the body. There are several techniques, but the method used by Dr. Rayna Stengel at Miami Sports Chiropractic & Yoga Center involves lighting a flame inside a specialized circular glass cup and then swiftly placing the cup on the patient’s skin, which...

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