Michael Phelps is the word on the street in a few communities this week. Of course Canada’s Olympic dreams follow his kicks but it’s the Traditional Chinese Medicine Communities that are really feeling the splash!
On Monday I got a call from the Globe and Mail – see the piece here:
Any and every time I am offered a platform to speak about the medicine I practice I jump at it. This medicine still has room to grow in the 21st century and the more people are exposed to its practice and efficacy the better.
You may have noticed at the end they write; “There is little scientific evidence to prove that it works.” So why do I do this?
Cupping has been around for centuries and shared by many cultures. It works for a large variety of conditions and like any medicine it can be over utilized. Which is why I would suggest a regulated practitioner. However because of it’s age it is quite reliable.
Science is a study through time of conditions. Cupping has time and practice on it’s side. In truth it’s the science that has yet to catch up to the practice. This is a pretty good opportunity for science to do the leg work and follow the centuries of athletes and regular folks that use cupping to help with muscle tension, digestive disorders, migraines, anxiety and the achy feeling of a cold coming on; to name but a few conditions treated with cupping.
For more of a scientific understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cupping, check out this article.
Contact me anytime (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the downtown area of Toronto for your cupping experience. Although please note, I cup specifically for conditions to be treated, not just for the wonder and shine of it:)