Recently, cupping received significant media attention after bruises in the shape of perfect circles appeared on the backs and shoulders of Olympic athletes in Rio. 

So if you are one of those wondering what the fuss is all about, you’ve come to the right place.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative Chinese medicine that dates back thousands of years. 

It is entirely focused on blood circulation, bringing blood to areas that it doesn’t normally reach by applying a heated cup to generate a partial vacuum that mobilizes the blood flow and promotes effective healing.

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