Letter to editor: Trainer praised for stance on treatment

August 28, 2016

Trainer praised for stance

To the editor:

I am writing to commend Mr. Mark Padfield on his attitude and practice regarding cupping (Mirror 8/17). This “ancient Chinese therapy” has been popularized by recent Olympic events, but is worthless as a performance enhancer and has many possible negative effects, including potentially serious infections as well as looking like the victim of a squid attack.

I am pleased to see a science-based approach to athletics being promoted in the Tonganoxie school system. Keep pseudoscience out of our classrooms and athletic venues.

Grant Ritchey

Tonganoxie dentist

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