What's up With Cupping Therapy Used by Olympians?

Healthy Aging Magazine—August 17, 2016

In a recently published article in Healthy Aging Magazine, Robert Turner, PT, OCS, MS, OM, PMA®-CPT, a physical therapist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses the massage therapy technique called cupping.

"Cupping Therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that's used to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Using large or small suction cups, it is a vacuum-pressure technique that brings stale, congested blood to the surface, which creates greater circulation of the blood within deep tissue areas. Toxins are then flushed from injured tissues, which help reduce inflammation. While it may look (and sound painful), it isn't at all and for some can feel like a relaxing massage," says Robert.

To read more, visit HealthyAging.net.

 

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