Chinese athletes left with huge spots after 'cupping' therapy in quest for Olympic glory

Cupping, used on Chinese swimmers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is thought to increase the circulation of blood and to move stagnant energy. Celebrities such as Geri Haliwell, Paris Hilton and Gwyneth Paltrow, are fans of this form of acupuncture and have been spotted sporting the tell-tale circular marks herself.

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