Ever wondered why so many Olympians including the celebrated swimmer Michael Phelps have dark red circles marked on their bodies.
Swimmers and gymnasts particularly those representing the United States are covered in these marks. The reason is an ancient medication called the cupping therapy—more popularly known as Hijama in the subcontinent and middle east region.
The therapy involves placing a glass cup on a person’s body. The practitioner lights a flame on top of the cup which burns out oxygen and causes a vacuum. As a result, the cup sticks to the skin and draws blood to the surface causing these red marks which typically stay around for a few days.
Though the therapy has no scientifically proven benefits athletes claim it reduces body pain
Alex Naddour, a US gymnast told that money he spent on cupping therapy was “better than any money I’ve spent on anything else”.
Michael Phelps probably just fell asleep on his medals pic.twitter.com/IOzvGaJ0Dv
— Above Average (@AboveAverage) August 8, 2016
US gymnast Alex Naddour told that cupping was “better than any money I’ve spent on anything else”.
“That’s been the secret that I have had through this year that keeps me healthy,” Naddour told, adding that it had saved him from “a lot of pain”.
The marks visible on Michael Phelps body got people talking on social with some guessing he might have fallen asleep on his medals.
The cupping therapy is commonly called Hijama has been practised my Muslims for centuries, with some reports claiming that it was the practice of the Prophet (P.b.u.h.).
“some reports claiming that it was the practice of the Prophet (P.b.u.h.)”.
Can’t you bother to do a petty research to find out if it was practised by the Prophet (peace be upon him)
Nice Post good work. Keep it up!
a few reports asserting that it was the act of the Prophet (P.b.u.h.)".
Wouldn't you be able to try to do an insignificant exploration to see whether it was honed by the Prophet (peace be upon him)
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