What strikes me (just like in similar articles below) is that what has been known by actors for several years, and by the Chinese for thousands of years, is only recently discovered by the top tier sports industry.
It seems that the search for the truth takes longer for some. Especially for those who need it most. As Michael Phelps swears by it and in his own words, helps in recovery and injuries way faster and in a more benign way. One can only wonder how this will make the conventional medical practitioner feel.
For the layman like Phelps and the western medical establishment, recovery and injuries is only the surface, as Ventosa hides a deeper and more beneficial purpose.