Competitive Cupping: David Gorski on Pseudoscience at the Olympics

Competitive Cupping: David Gorski on Pseudoscience at the Olympics

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Those following the Olympics this year may have noticed Michael Phelps sporting circular bruises all over his body. That’s because Phelps, like many Olympic athletes, won’t go after their medals without going after their cups. The growing fad of cupping is an ancient practice in which cups are placed all over the body and skin is suctioned inside the cup, bursting blood vessels and creating circular bruises. The claim is that cupping releases toxins and heals muscle tissue, among a number of ... See More

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