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What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps? Cupping Has an Olympic Moment – The New York Times

At first many people didn’t know what the round marks were on Michael Phelps upper body, but since I practice cupping, I enlightened them!

Cupping is an ancient technique used in Asian medicine to treat a variety of conditions including sore muscles. 

Cupping is also used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, lung conditions such as chronic cough and bronchitis, paralysis, and pain. It is painless to apply and increases circulation to an area within seconds. Despite the marks which fade over several days, the results are terrific. 

To find out more about cupping and to enjoy its benefits as Olympic athlete Michael Phelps does, please contact Dr. Scott Denny with acupuncture and integrative medicine practices in Davie, Florida, and Pompano Beach, Florida. Please also visit www.drscottdenny.com and complete your complimentary health analysis.

To read the entire New York Times article please click here.

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