Perlman featured in news articles on “cupping”

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 10.42.47 AMIf you have been paying close attention to the 2016 olympic games, then you may have noticed some strange red circle marks on some of the competing athletes. These are a result from a practice that is supposed to aid recovery and boost performance referred to as “cupping”, and Duke GIM’s own Adam Perlman, MD, executive director for Duke Integrative Medicine, knows quite a bit about it. He was recently interviewed by CBS News and WRAL News to give a little bit of insight on the benefits of cupping and why some olympians are choosing to do it.

In the article by WRAL, Perlman explained:

“Part of what you’re doing is enhancing the blood flow, sort of pulling blood to the surface. Chinese practitioners call it ‘enhancing the flow of energy’ – or ‘chi’ – through the body.”

Click below to read the full articles.

CBS News: Why is “cupping” attracting Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps?
WRAL: Olympians, weekend warriors turn to cupping for drug-free pain relief

Read more about Dr. Adam Perlman in this faculty spotlight from February 2015.

Follow him on Twitter @DrAdamPerlman

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