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Acupuncture Today – August, 2019, Vol. 20, Issue 08

Myofascial Cupping—a New Spin on an Old Modality

By Douglas R. Briggs, DC, Dipl. Ac. (IAMA), DAAPM, EMT
I would like to think I am a pretty traditional, conservative practitioner, and I like to keep things simple. I have techniques I have used with great effect for years. But it seems that just about every time you open a professional magazine or mailer there is someone promoting a "new" therapy that is really just a new spin on an old, well-established technique. This is not always a bad thing – as professionals we should always work to develop, better understand, and develop our art. But there has to be a balance – I don't think you can really grow and expand if you don't have a good foundation in the basics. 

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