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BamaGirl August 10th, 2016 3:37am

Inspired by something I just saw on the Olympics - Do you know what cupping is?

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gonzoboy Arizona
08/19/16 6:30 pm

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?

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/19/16 6:35 pm

I like that idea & we call it that. 😊 "Cupping" sounds better than "Spooning". 😉

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/19/16 6:36 pm

(As I am sure you know, in this case, I was referring to the therapy method that Phelps used to heal. 🙂)

gonzoboy Arizona
08/19/16 6:37 pm

Well, ever since the dish ran off with the spoon, there aren't many table implements left!😢

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/19/16 6:44 pm

Very true! 😂

Your comment reminds me of a great Run DMC & Aerosmith song.
youtu.be/4B_UYYPb-Gk

gonzoboy Arizona
08/19/16 6:53 pm

Well, THAT was quite a stretch, but okay! I thought it might've reminded you of something slightly more... thematic(?)

youtu.be/rbhF943skmI

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/19/16 6:57 pm

I know, but my mind went from there to rap. 😃

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/19/16 7:10 pm

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::: 🙂

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/20/16 6:29 am

BTW, I like laying on my left side...when I'm not on my back...

gonzoboy Arizona
08/20/16 6:47 am

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/20/16 6:50 am

What? I normally sleep on my back, but if I don't, then it's my left side. 😋

gonzoboy Arizona
08/20/16 6:53 am

Ahh-hahhh... 😬

gameplayer2014 Constipated Clefable
08/15/16 2:03 pm

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.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/15/16 6:03 pm

It's actually a therapy method used to help heal quicker!

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/15/16 6:03 pm

There are some better descriptions below.

MyRedSkirt Cali
08/10/16 10:19 am

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.

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Krystina Live and Let Live
08/10/16 7:27 am

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.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/10/16 7:31 am

Interesting! I knew about it before, because I have friends who are all about alternative medicine. 🙂

alkie New York
08/10/16 5:37 am

Cupping is when you place a breast in your hand

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rons on top of the world MA
08/10/16 5:28 am

Giant octopus attack!

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
08/10/16 5:15 am

I do know what it is. I first saw it on The Amazing Race, and the contestants did not enjoy it at all!

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/10/16 6:13 am

I did, too. I had heard of it before that, but they REALLY hated it!

alynn Somewhere wonderful
08/10/16 6:39 am

Yes! When I saw the marks on the swimmers, I knew that's what it was, and thought it must have really hurt!

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/10/16 7:15 pm

It actually does not hurt if it is done correctly...

kywrite augusta, ga
08/10/16 4:41 am

I read about it. My response was basically, oh, they give themselves hickeys?

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shoeless Texas
08/09/16 10:21 pm

Actually had it done today for shoulder/arm injury with acupuncture.

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shoeless Texas
08/10/16 6:51 am

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.

shoeless Texas
08/10/16 8:13 am

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.

shoeless Texas
08/10/16 10:39 am

You bet. Always like your polls and comments!

imanag My heaven on Earth
08/09/16 9:14 pm

I do, but I didn't feel like I needed to go to that length to coach swimming tonight or do laps afterward.

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susanr Colorado
08/09/16 9:14 pm

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.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
08/09/16 9:15 pm

Susan, I think your opinions on many topics are interesting and informed.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/10/16 3:42 am

I am curious ....

rons on top of the world MA
08/10/16 5:32 am

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.

susanr Colorado
08/10/16 10:11 am

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.

rons on top of the world MA
08/10/16 11:26 am

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.

susanr Colorado
08/10/16 11:30 am

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.

rons on top of the world MA
08/10/16 11:57 am

Didn't hear that. But watch it events it does look very nice.

imanag My heaven on Earth
08/10/16 12:13 pm

The change of the water color is bizarre.

Wino I need a drink
08/09/16 9:00 pm

Yes, but I had to explain it takes my husband.

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ADLK1996 New York
08/09/16 8:57 pm

I figured it was fire cupping, not just plain suction cupping

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
08/09/16 8:51 pm

Is that what I'm doing with my other hand right now......

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/09/16 8:57 pm

It's a therapeutic technique involving glass cups filled with smoke or hot air.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
08/09/16 9:30 pm

Yah, I had heard about it the other day

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/09/16 8:40 pm

Like acupuncture, only even dumber.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/09/16 9:07 pm

About equally likely to be nothing more than theatrical placebo, but leaves a bigger mark.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/09/16 8:39 pm

When I saw the spots on Phelps, I knew it was from cupping.

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kywrite augusta, ga
08/10/16 4:41 am

Well, had to be that or giant tentacled sea monster sucker marks.

gameplayer2014 Constipated Clefable
08/15/16 2:06 pm

That explains a lot. Though he fought a kraken or something and WON. With a little help from Chuck Norris.

xxxceo Justice for All
08/09/16 8:38 pm

I didn't prior to this, but now I do. 🔴

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