Portfolio Category: Musculo-skeletal Conditions

What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps? Cupping Has an Olympic Moment

RIO DE JANEIRO — Olympics trivia: What has 19 gold medals and a bunch of purple circles? If you watched a certain swimmer’s Rio Games debut on Sunday night, when he propelled the United States 4×100-meter relay team to a gold medal, you know the answer: Michael Phelps. While it may look like Phelps and several other...
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Amir Khan engaged in cupping

Amir Khan shared pictures on his Facebook and Instagram pages of him using the Cupping therapy to get rid of bad blood. The images showed cups which were filled with congealed blood which were extracted from Amir Khan’s back. Cupping is a very old technique which has been associated to be an old Asian therapy. Also...
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‘Cupping’ Is Now Trending In Rio Olympics, Thanks To Michael Phelps

When Michael Phelps powered to his 19th Olympic medal yesterday, the whole world was watching and those large red circles covering his shoulders and back are certainly hard to miss. They are not skin infection nor bruises from a bar fight but rather marks made by 'cupping', a Chinese practice of sucking the skin away from...
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Andy up for the cups as Hollywood health fad proves a winner

TENNIS ace Andy Murray was helped to his latest victory by cupping treatment – the alternative therapy made famous by Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow. The 21-year-old Scot revealed yesterday that he used the ancient form of acupuncture, which involves heated glass jars being placed on the skin, in the run up to successfully defending his Qatar...
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Chinese athletes left with huge spots after ‘cupping’ therapy

It might look like a giant case of chicken pox but in fact this Olympic swimmer is hoping her spots will lead her to a place on the medal podium. Chinese swimmer Wang Qun was doing some last minute training in Beijing with marks left by cupping - a Chinese medicine technique to relieve ailments...
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Resolute Marquez gives up urine drinking for ‘cupping’ therapy

HOLLYWOOD - Juan Manuel Marquez has always been known for doing bizarre things when training for a fight. The Mexican is at it again as he prepares for his December 8 (December 9, Manila time) duel with rival Manny Pacquiao. The Mexican is at it again as he prepares for his December 8 (December 9, Manila...
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