This year’s 2016 Summer Olympians are bringing home more than metals as they share the remarkable pain-management benefits of CUPPING as first covered by the New York Times at http://nyti.ms/2blT37D.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps created international awareness for this ancient medical treatment to alleviate his pain and strengthen his endurance during this year’s competitions. Dr. J.D. Yang of the Philadelphia Main Line’s Tao Institute, however, has been leveraging the numerous health benefits of cupping for more than 40 years of this family-taught traditional Chinese practice combined with his various medical degrees in Western universities.
Cupping uses glass cups that are warmed by burning a substance inside that creates a vacuum to naturally stimulate the flow of blood and balance of energy to break obstructions and create a channel for toxins to be drawn out of the body. The result: immediate relief and increased body function. The suction from these cups pull the skin away from the muscle and draw oxygenated blood to the area which is what fellow Olympians made “visually” famous as evidenced by their giant bruising-like hickeys
Cupping is one of many Eastern medical practices Dr. Yang and his team of acupuncturists at Tao Institute uses on his own celebrity patient partners who travel from distant cities to benefit from Tao’s numerous Chinese services which also include Moxibustion and Tui Na, that similarly influence the flow of “qi” - energy through the body.
While recent headlines are reporting cupping as a one-off therapy, Dr. Yang’s Tao Institute of Modern Wellness uses this as one part of a proven combination of Western medicine and Eastern practices that are customized to meet the physical and mental needs of patients seeking complete wellness.