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August 10 2016 9:33pm

Ancient Chinese practice of ‘cupping’ gains popularity thanks to the Olympics

Several Olympic athletes – including U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps – have been spotted with circular purple welts. Turns out these marks are from ‘cupping’ an ancient Chinese practice that is said to ease muscle pain and restore balance. Does it really work? Nadia Stewart finds out.

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