Inspired by something I just saw on the Olympics - Do you know what cupping is?
It's when one person lies down on their left side (or could be right side, but for purposes of this comment, it is left), legs together and pulled forward, with knees slightly bent. Then, 'another person' lays down on their left side, directly behind first person, with entire body making contact along the contour of the body in front of them. Cupping?
I like that idea & we call it that. 😊 "Cupping" sounds better than "Spooning". 😉
(As I am sure you know, in this case, I was referring to the therapy method that Phelps used to heal. 🙂)
Well, ever since the dish ran off with the spoon, there aren't many table implements left!😢
Very true! 😂
Your comment reminds me of a great Run DMC & Aerosmith song.
Well, THAT was quite a stretch, but okay! I thought it might've reminded you of something slightly more... thematic(?)
I know, but my mind went from there to rap. 😃
I have no clue. I started out planning to quote the nursery rhyme & when I sang "Hey diddle diddle" the next line in "Walk This Way" came to mind. :::shrugs::: 🙂
BTW, I like laying on my left side...when I'm not on my back...
What? I normally sleep on my back, but if I don't, then it's my left side. 😋
Is it when you grope a mans testicles to see if he has dick cancer? Or to check a woman's breasts for cancer? I dunno.
It's actually a therapy method used to help heal quicker!
There are some better descriptions below.
Yes! Hubby & I have had it done. IT REALLY WORKS!!!! We visit a Vietnamese "Doctor" who has a medical office in his garage. Sounds creepy but the guy is legit.
I know, but not due to the Olympics. Believe it or not, this is something that's also done in the BDSM world as a form of BDSM play.
Interesting! I knew about it before, because I have friends who are all about alternative medicine. 🙂
Cupping is when you place a breast in your hand
Not in this case
Giant octopus attack!
I do know what it is. I first saw it on The Amazing Race, and the contestants did not enjoy it at all!
I did, too. I had heard of it before that, but they REALLY hated it!
Yes! When I saw the marks on the swimmers, I knew that's what it was, and thought it must have really hurt!
It actually does not hurt if it is done correctly...
I read about it. My response was basically, oh, they give themselves hickeys?
Actually had it done today for shoulder/arm injury with acupuncture.
Cool! Do you feel like it helps?
I don't know exactly what has helped, but my shoulder is better. Cupping, acupuncture and acupressure are all being done. In could easily be the acupressure just stretching and working the damaged muscles. So far it's been a positive experience though.
Was the cupping itself painful?
Not at all. It's an unusual feeling, but I wouldn't say it was painful. The method used on me is the fire with glass cup, not the suction like what the Olympic athletes are using, but the effect is the same. Again, not sure what is working from this process, but it is far less painful. I had injured my aren from years of throwing baseball then softball. Saw on Orthopedic surgeon and he thought it was a rotator cuff tear. I tried physical therapy and they found it wasn't in the rotator cuff but in the muscles below. They tried some techniques, including muscle scraping (which apparently Olympic athletes use also and it's as painful as it sounds), but I had no positive results. So, I tried tradition Chinese medicine as a last resort. I doubt you wanted my medical history, but wanted to put the treatment into context.
Cool! Thanks for sharing!
You bet. Always like your polls and comments!
Awe! Thank you! 😊
I do, but I didn't feel like I needed to go to that length to coach swimming tonight or do laps afterward.
I'm glad! 😃
Yep. (I was once the science-based Sysop of the Alternative Health Forum on CompuServe, at the invitation of the chiropractor who was head Sysop. I know about a lot of weird stuff.) You probably don't want to know my opinion of it, though.
Susan, I think your opinions on many topics are interesting and informed.
I am curious ....
Back in the 50 they used in to suck out the infection from boils. My brother had one and Pop heated a medicine bottle and placed if over the boil. The cooling created a vacuum and suck the stuff out.
It's not that I have any special info against cupping; just that there isn't really any proof that it does any particular good, except probably some placebo effect. And if done overly vigorously it can be harmful, but that could be said about a lot of very legitimate things.
rons, that's probably a legitimate use, an expansion of just lancing a boil. It would probably be a use of what's known as "wet cupping" where incisions are made in the skin and then the vacuum cup is applied, which is also done for other reasons. The kind that's being done in the Olympics is the more common "dry cupping," usually just referred to as cupping.
Ok Susan. I thought there might have been a giant octopus lurking beneath the pool. Read about all the pollution and virus' found in the bay and sand I thought anything is possible. Even heard swimmers encountered Man-o-War jellyfish stings.
All we need now is reports of the brain-eating amoebae being in the water there. (I read another child died from that a couple days ago, in North Carolina.)
Did they figure out what turned the diving pool's water green overnight yet? That was weird.
Didn't hear that. But watch it events it does look very nice.
The change of the water color is bizarre.
Yes, but I had to explain it takes my husband.
I figured it was fire cupping, not just plain suction cupping
Is that what I'm doing with my other hand right now......
It's a therapeutic technique involving glass cups filled with smoke or hot air.
Yah, I had heard about it the other day
Like acupuncture, only even dumber.
😂 dumber might be a bit harsh
About equally likely to be nothing more than theatrical placebo, but leaves a bigger mark.
When I saw the spots on Phelps, I knew it was from cupping.
Well, had to be that or giant tentacled sea monster sucker marks.
That explains a lot. Though he fought a kraken or something and WON. With a little help from Chuck Norris.
I didn't prior to this, but now I do. 🔴