The practice of "cupping" has been gaining attention due to its use by some high-profile athletes at the Olympic games. 'Cupping' is not just for Olympic athletes, it's been done in Ann Arbor for years.
It's a form of traditional Chinese medicine related to acupuncture that's used to increase blood flow and help reduce muscle pain and inflammation.
I talked with Dr. Raymond Kong, the director of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medical Center in Ann Arbor, about the treatment.
Kong's family has practiced medicine for 8 generations, and it's been treating people in Ann Arbor for 20 years.
He says several Eastern Michigan University students and local athletes have come to him for treatment.
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