Does Cupping Increase Sports Performance?

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A centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy called cupping is all the rage among elite athletes at the Olympics.

In cupping, a therapist places a glass cup over the area to be treated. A pump or heat is then used to create suction inside the cup, which pulls hard against the skin. Athletes who’ve tried it say it feels like a strong pinch.

Cupping has become a trendy therapy for athletes who want to improve their flexibility and range of motion. Many also swear that it helps their sore muscles recover after intense workouts.

Find out more at Web MD


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