AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast - Does Cupping Aide Athletic Performance?

Discover the world of sports management through the AISTS Sports Medicine podcast, featuring interviews with leading experts, professionals and academics.

Sports medicine is one of the scientific disciplines of the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies programme and is led by Dr Boris Gojanovic. It brings participants up to speed with the current challenges in maintaining a healthy and performing human athletic body. 

This months podcast, presented by MAS 2017 participants Shyamang Goswami and Jingyi Zhang takes a closer look at the traditional Chinese medicine technique of Cupping.  Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood, energy or other humors to the surface.  There are many athletes who swear by its benefits like Andy Murray, Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan who all have been seen with cupping marks. But the most famous athletes were Alexander Naddour and Michael Phelps at the Rio Olympics. R ecent studies have shown cupping’s effectiveness in reducing pain intensity and providing positive short-term benefits. Find out more about this healing technique with this month's latest AISTS Sports Medicine podcast here.   

You can find more AISTS Sports Medicine podcast on our Soundcloud channel or on the Apple Podcast app. 

To learn more about the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology, visit www.aists.org/MASinSportAdministration

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship programme is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

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