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Cupping: The treatment behind those circle bruises


Remember those circular purple bruises on swimmer Michael Phelps’ body during the summer Olympics? For many of us, that was the first time we heard anything about cupping. It's a treatment meant to help the connective tissue around muscles called fascia.

This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen find out more about cupping from Dr. Kevin Rindal, a chiropractor and member of the U.S. Olympic swim team's medical staff.

More of this interview can be heard on "Take Care," WRVO’s health and wellness show Saturday at 6:30 a.m and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.