It has been photographed with a large red circles on the skin – and there are a number of athletes – including the most underserved Olympic athlete ever, Michael Phelps.
What is, and why everyone suddenly goes dotted them?
Sign Olympian, at least in Rio in 2016, and it seems that the scattering of bruising round completely. Swimmers and gymnastics, especially from the United States team, are among those sports emerged ambiguities.
No, not paintballing symptoms or love bites – they are a result of the practice known as “cupping.” Old and treatment where heated cups are placed on the skin.
How is the “cupping” do?
This technique, which is a form of acupuncture,
this is done by means of lighting flammable in a glass cup.
Once the flame goes out, and low temperatures creates suction cups that adhere to the body.
Suction pulls the skin away from the body and promotes blood flow – and leaves those red spots, which usually lasts for three or four days.
Why do some athletes use it?
Athletes say they are used to relieve aches and pains,
and to help recover from the physical toil of continuous training and competition.
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