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Michael Phelps uses ‘cupping’ during a Olympics: How does it work? (video)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Watching a swimming events during a Summer Olympics, we can’t assistance though notice that several swimmers — including a famed Michael Phelps — are noted with vast red circles.

The outlines are from an choice medicine diagnosis famous as “cupping” – a use around for hundreds of years, though gaining new found attention. So, how does it work, exactly?

We contacted Leonard Melamed, owners of a AcupunctChi Clinic in Cleveland Heights. Melamed has operated from his bureau for over 20 years, practicing cupping along with acupuncture, massage and hypnosis. 

He showed us his dual categorical methods of cupping: pressure cups, that work by joining a primer pump, and concede for specific amounts of vigour to be created, and glow cups, where potion cups are exhilarated with an open flame, formulating a healthy opening within a space, sketch a skin inside. 

Melamed also demonstrated a glow cupping process regulating an bland mason jar, to uncover there was zero “mystical” about a cups. “But,” he warns “You should not try this but training. You could get really hurt.”

He hopes that a courtesy a Olympics brings cupping will boost people’s acceptance and recognition of a use in America. 


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