If you were watching the Rio Olympics swimming you may have noticed Michael Phelps having strange circular marks on his shoulders and back. It was revealed that they were a result of cupping therapy that he undertook.

If cupping therapy can help one of the greatest swimmers of all time, it can also help you to improve your health and well-being.

This treatment method is a centuries old technique which is one of many forms coming from Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is intended to increase blood flow and promote healing and relaxation. When you see the bruises and marks that are left on the skin you may feel concerned, but rest assured that cupping doesn’t hurt the recipient and the marks will fade away after several days.

Cupping can be used along with acupuncture and with Chinese herbs to improve overall health and well-being. It is not just for one specific problem as is often the case in western medicine. Chinese medicine looks to improve a person’s health and well-being. The principle of Chinese medicine is to prevent disease before it occurs.

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