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    Kaley Cuoco

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    Kaley Cuoco Tries Cupping Therapy: It ‘Hurts So Good’
    BY DAVE QUINN•@NINEDAVES
    POSTED ON MARCH 9, 2017 AT 10:47AM EDT


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    Add Kaley Cuoco to the list of stars who have tried cupping.

    The 31-year-old Big Bang Theory actress shared a photo on Wednesday of the aftermath of the ancient Chinese therapy procedure: her back covered in deep red circles made fashionable by 23-time gold medalist Michael Phelps during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    “Hurts so good,” Cuoco captioned the post, quoting the 1982 John Mellencamp track.

    She hashtagged it, “#nofilter,” “#cupping,” and “#horsegirltanlines.”


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    While cupping has been seen in the past on celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Busy Philipps, and Jennifer Aniston, it made national headlines recently during Phelps record-breaking Rio run. (American gymnast Alex Naddour was also spotted in Rio with cupping marks).

    The process, also known as myofascial decompression, is thought to increase blood circulation and release muscle tension. It involves heating small glass cups and placing them on the skin, where they remain for a few minutes before being pulled from the body to loosen and relax muscles.
    I really hope all you TCM therapists are cleaning up with this cupping trend.
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    Sofia Hayat

    Sofia Hayat strips down to panty with fiance for cupping therapy! Bold pictures breathe fire on Instagram
    From posting kissing pictures to a pure overdose of sexualized photographs, former Bigg Boss contestant’s account has it all.
    By Rashmi Mishra | Published: March 15, 2017 3:56 PM IST FollowEmail



    Sofia Hayat aka Gaia Sofia Mother is spicing up things in her relationship with fiancé, the Cosmic Father. The social media star Instagrammed a racy picture of the couple flaunting their backs after getting cupping therapy done. Sofia Hayat has shown no inhibitions in this bold photo by stripping down to her panty, with her fiancé accompanying the British model turned nun in shorts. From the announcement of becoming a nun, surprise engagement ceremony to getting swastika tattoos inked on feet and calling herself équal to Buddha, sexy model turned nun Sofia Hayat has been quite a source of entertainment on the internet. Sofia Hayat tattoos Swastika symbol on her feet, angers social media! See controversial picture.
    Thanks to the photo-sharing app, celebs like Sofia managed to stay in the news headlines. The 32-year-old in her latest attempt to seek attention posted a picture and wrote, “We just got back from a major cupping session!!!! Feeling very sleepy now. Tension in the shoulders and back has gone.” Sofia Hayat and her fiancé have their bare backs showing the marks sustained during the cupping therapy. The former model and reality TV star is wearing nothing than a green g-string in the ungraceful photograph. Check out hot and sexy pictures of Sofia Hayat.
    Sofia Hayat’s picture not only evoked reactions from her followers on the Instagram but also had her close friend and reality show star, Rakhi Sawant in a complete shock. Rakhi without understanding the meaning of ‘cupping therapy’ like a concerned friend posted a comment below Sofia’s post. She wrote, “Oh my god what’s wrong what is that Sofia.” There’s nothing to worry, Rakhi. Your friend belongs to the same category as yourself of seeking uncalled for attention.

    The model is gushing over her marriage with her fiancé ever since she announced her engagement. One of the captions below a pic of the pair gives an indication of Sofia’s love for her man. She writes, “I cannot wait for our sacred union and blessings infront of all of our friends. We will be blessed in the Temple of Awakening.. our religion is Peace and Love, all religions are Peace and Love. Islam, and that encompasses the All..the all is humanity whom we love dearly. The children of Heaven and of our sovereignty of Love. As our Unconditional love grows in the womb of Mother Earth..she will be known to all those with open hearts and minds..those without judgement and fear.” If all this is not making sense, worry not, the lengthy cryptic message continues further.

    “Fear exists no more..Mother has found her Son the Father of All. In the rising of Egypt..all will know the truth in their hearts as true as our love for each other. You found me once again after thousands of years..you are the true Sun..I give the power of my sacred womb to you in your reverence of the sacred divine feminine energies. As all of Man must revere the sacred female creative power as do you. She has risen. You are my protection..my breath for all of humanity. I love you. Infinitely yours across all dimensions. Gaia Mother Sofia.”

    Not just the bonding over cupping therapy but Sofia Hayat is all hots for her fiancé, who poses no less dramatic in her posts. Many of her latest photos on Instagram has Sofia sexed up with her man. From posting kissing pictures to a pure overdose of sexualized photographs, former Bigg Boss contestant’s account has it all. Keep entertaining (read: shocking) the world, Sofia Hayat.
    Published Date: March 15, 2017 3:56 PM IST
    I do follow Bollywood a little but I don't know Sofia. Sounds like she's an Indian reality TV star? I don't even follow American reality TV stars (except maybe the president now because there's no escaping him).
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    Yupping

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    There's a vid behind this link. What a title. Never mind the TCM therapists cashing in. It's all about re-branding. $$$
    YUPPING: YOGA MEETS CUPPING IN NEW PHILADELPHIA COMBINATION CLASS
    Yupping combines yoga and cupping. (WPVI)
    By Erin O'Hearn
    Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    CHESTNUT HILL (WPVI) -- As spring approaches, many of us are looking for that latest and greatest workout, and while high intensity training is a very popular way to get in shape, it can take a toll on your body.

    Some local trainers say combining two recovery techniques - yoga and cupping - can maximize your performance and results.

    Cupping is a holistic approach to healing and muscle recovery.

    Michael Phelps was covered in the marks during last summer's last summer's Olympics.

    "Your body needs rest. Your body is not going to work to its full potential if you don't allow it to rest and recover," Amy Carolla, owner of Balance Fitness in Chestnut Hill, said.

    Carolla has introduced the new twist with cupping and yoga instructor Alex Brazinski.

    The combination class of yoga and cupping is called yupping.

    "Our goal is to include a lot of different recovery techniques," Carolla said.

    Brazinski applies suction cups while you're in a yoga pose.

    "The simultaneous stimulation of pulling up while you're stretching out is creating a large stimulus in that area," Brazinski said.

    After several minutes, the cups are taken off. Brazinski says that's when clients are able to achieve a greater stretch and greater muscle mobility. He also says it releases toxins, creating better blood flow.

    "So we are pulling that up to the surface so the lymphatic system can flush it out and more nutrients can come to the area," Brazinski said.

    But the practice does leave significant marks that last three to ten days.

    "Which is a breaking up of the blood vessels and tries to increase a blood flow to the area which then causes the bruising effect," orthopedic surgeon Chris Selgrath said.

    Dr. Selgrath says the bruises aren't harmful, but in very rare cases can be permanent.

    Selgrath says while scientific studies haven't produced any hard evidence cupping works, it's not clear that it doesn't.

    But yoga, he says, does.

    In combination, Selgrath says the effects may vary from person to person.

    "Whether it's a psychological placebo effect or there is some sort of underlying physiological effect, we are not exactly sure," Selgrath said.

    As always you should check with your doctor before adding any regimen to your fitness routine.

    The yupping classes at Balance are offered in a semi-private setting.

    ONLINE: http://www.balancech.com/
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    self-inflicted

    Don’t try this at home: Chinese firefighters step in when cupping therapy goes wrong
    Glass cup removed from man’s back with a hacksaw after he uses kit he bought online to treat pain
    PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 August, 2017, 3:32pm
    UPDATED : Friday, 25 August, 2017, 4:56pm
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    In central China, firefighters were called on not to rescue a cat stuck up a tree, but a man with a glass cup stuck to his back.
    The man, identified by his surname Hu, had been performing cupping therapy on himself at his home in Wuhan, Hubei province on Tuesday night to treat back pain, the Wuhan Evening News reports.
    He had bought the cups – which are used in traditional medicine that has been practised in China for thousands of years – online.
    Hu had been suffering from back pain and decided to treat it himself with his home cupping therapy kit.
    They have a mechanical pump to create a vacuum on the skin in a process that is believed to get rid of stagnation and is used to treat anything from pain to respiratory conditions.
    But he was unable to remove one of the cups.



    The suction was so great that an area of skin about 5cm high was pulled into the cup, causing bleeding, his family told the local newspaper on Thursday.
    They tried unsuccessfully to remove the cup using a hammer and a pair of pliers before taking Hu to hospital.
    The glass cups have a mechanical pump to create a vacuum on the skin in a process that is believed to get rid of stagnation and is used to treat anything from pain to respiratory conditions. Photo: Handout
    Doctors were also unable to remove the cup so the family decided to take Hu to the nearest fire station.
    Four firefighters stepped in to deal with the problem, using a hacksaw to create a small crack in the top of the cup to relieve the pressure so that they could remove it.



    A shocked Hu was happy to be free of the cup but told the newspaper that the incident would not stop him from applying the cups again in the future – though he said he would be more careful next time.
    Cupping TCM Fail
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    Cupping therapy with buffalo horns in Indonesia

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    Katy Perry

    There's a vid behind the link.

    'Why though?': Katy Perry posts bizarre video of cupping procedure on her legs...and ends up questioning her own decision-making
    By Dailymail.com Reporter
    PUBLISHED: 01:12 EST, 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 EST, 18 October 2017

    Cupping is the health trend that's recently been adopted by everyone from Olympian Michael Phelps to Jennifer Aniston.

    And now even Katy Perry, 32, it seems is getting in on the form of acupuncture that is characterized by the unsightly circles it leaves on its patients.

    The Firework hitmaker took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of herself having the procedure done to her legs.


    Cup, cup and away: Katy Perry, 32, it seems is getting in on cupping, the form of acupuncture that is characterized by the unsightly circles it leaves on its patients

    In the video, the I Kissed A Girl songstress is seen having several glass suction cups applied to her bare, toned pins.

    There's no apparent talking heard throughout the procedure.

    But even Katy seems baffled by the practice, if her caption 'y tho' is anything to go by.


    Extremely healthy: The Firework hitmaker, snapped here in August, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of herself having the procedure done to her legs


    'y tho': In the video, the I Kissed A Girl songstress is seen having several glass suction cups applied to her bare, toned pins


    Ancient practice: According to InStyle, cupping therapy is a form of acupuncture that's been practiced 'for thousands of years'

    According to InStyle, cupping therapy is a form of acupuncture that's been practiced 'for thousands of years'.

    It's based on the principle that 'suction from the cups helps to mobilise blood, lymph and energy (or qi) around the body.'

    Recently, celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Justin Bieber have been sighted with the telltale red circles on their bodies.


    Fad boy: Recently, celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Justin Bieber (pictured here in 2016) have been sighted with the telltale red circles on their bodies


    Spotty: Cupping is based on the principle that 'suction from the cups helps to mobilise blood, lymph and energy (or qi) around the body'. Pictured here is Gwyneth Paltrow in 2004
    'y tho?' is my catch phrase of the day.
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    interrogate the fundamental factors

    This is very poorly written. It's either translation issues or bot written.

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    Will it make me pretty?

    Cupping your way to beauty: It’s a trendy treatment in Hollywood, but does it work?
    by Rodney Dunigan Wednesday, July 18th 2018
    (WSYX/WTTE)

    PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Health and beauty in a cup, so to speak anyway. Cupping therapy is growing in popularity. It's all thanks in part to athletes and celebrities. But, how affective is the treatment for those dealing with pain management and those simply wanting to look a bit younger?

    Although Cupping Therapy is in the spotlight now days, this alternative form of medicine has actually be around for centuries. ABC6 spoke with clients and experts to get a bit of insight into what it's all about. Recently in vogue, the practice of cupping dates back hundreds of years. From ancient Egypt and Greece, to the Chinese culture which is most closely associated with cupping.

    "I do a lot of people with scar tissue. I've had people come in with lower back pain, kinks in the neck," said Christina Frey, owner of Touch of Therapy Massage.


    (WSYX/WTTE)

    Be it athletes or stay at home moms, Frey has a diverse clientele. The owner of Touch of Therapy Massage told ABC6 that the popularity of this method continues to grow. Between the body messages and facial cupping, Frey told ABC6 that people are really starting to see the potential benefits.

    "It's actually cleansing your face out. Pulling out impurities. I've seen old makeup come out., so it's cleaning the pores as well," said Frey.

    During the process, suction cups are placed directly on the skin to promote circulation and relieve muscle tension.

    "I describe it as an inverted message. So instead of me pressing down on the deep tissue or gently moving lymphatics it lifts everything to the surface," said Frey.

    When it comes to facial cupping, therapists even claim it helps with sinus congestion and headaches. The beauty claims include reducing puffiness, softening those fine lines and wrinkles just to name a few.

    "You notice the difference. It seems like the massage lasted longer and she was able to get in deeper to release the muscle tensions and everything," said client Paula Ferguson.

    You can count Ferguson a believer. She has received a number of treatments. She told ABC6 that the treatments have improved her overall health.


    (WSYX/WTTE)

    "The skin is firmer, the lymphatic message helps to reduce the toxins and you actually feel like you have a little more energy," said Ferguson.

    Modern cupping therapy doesn't come without a bit of criticism. Some medical experts have described it as simply a celebrity fad and junk science and indicate there's no real evidence of the effectiveness of the therapy. However, many of those clients who have used it disagree. The therapy is typically safe when it's done by a trained professional. But, if it is not there is the potential for serious bruising. So the experts warn, if you plan to use this therapy, do your research and make sure you are going to a trained therapist.
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    DIY facial cupping

    seems legit


    I Tried DIY Face Cupping Because It's Allegedly Better Than Botox

    BY STEPHANIE MONTES
    4 DAYS AGO

    I've had a bunch of chances to try cupping therapy, but I was always too afraid to rack up the tell-tale bruises down my back. Everyone from Justin Bieber to Kim Kardashian has tried cupping, which is known to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, muscle knots, and swelling, all of which sound amazing. When I heard about DIY face cupping, I knew I had to try it. I love a good weird beauty treatment (I mean, the idea of doing it to myself kind of freaks me out, but I'm game), plus the benefits are supposed to be fantastic I ordered the Urban Tonics Facial Cupping Set ($35; lifeessencecouncil.com), which is described as "better than Botox and much less invasive," not to mention cheaper and much more convenient. I've considered Botox, but I'm afraid of that too — facial cupping definitely seems like the safer choice.

    When I finally unpacked my at-home cupping set, I started getting nervous about it. I didn't even stop to think about possible bruising and I've heard cupping (on the body) kind of hurts. I obviously don't want crop-circle looking marks on my face and I know if it hurts, I won't do it again, but I figure "what the hell? I already opened the package."

    I started by washing my face and applying oil from my forehead to my neck (this helps the suction cups glide easier). Unlike traditional cupping therapy, this kit's suction cups don't remain in the same spot the entire treatment (which is what can cause bruising). Instead, you run 'em along your face to increase blood flow. The key is to keep the cup moving at all times to prevent bruising.


    Stephanie Montes

    The cups come with a handy little cheat sheet to show you where to treat your face. To create a suction, I pinched the silicone cups and place them on my skin. When I release the pinching, the cups create a suction and stick to my face. Now all I do is run them along the arrows seen on the chart above, while my skin is still suctioned.

    It actually feels relaxing and isn't scary at all. I end up completing way more strokes than suggested (whoops) and can feel myself getting really relaxed. My face does get slightly red, but only in the areas that I've just treated and only for a few seconds. This is just because I'm getting the blood flowing, but it's not bruising, so I could hypothetically do it every day.


    Giphy

    After just one use, facial cupping gave me a natural, bright rosy glow and my laugh lines seem much softer (this is the only reason I even considered Botox in the first place). Creating a suction on the surface of the skin produces fresh oxygenated blood, which promotes collagen production and yields an instant glow.

    Now that I've gotten the hang of it, I can do it with one hand and without looking in the mirror. I've decided that facial cupping will become my new end-of-day ritual — I already made a space for them on my nightstand. I'm making it my goal to bust out the cups every night while I lay in bed and catch up on my shows.
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    ew

    this cupping thread has some nasty pix

    A Woman Fell Asleep During Cupping Therapy. She Woke Up with Bizarre Blisters.
    By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | December 12, 2018 11:51am ET


    A woman developed a collection of large blisters in the shape of a circle from cupping therapy. The injury occurred because she applied the cups herself and then fell asleep, leaving the cups on for too long. (The indentation at the center of the circle is likely due to the cupping vacuum mechanism).
    Credit: Reproduced with permission from JAMA Dermatology. 2018. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.3277. Copyright© 2018 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

    When you think of cupping therapy, large circular bruises might come to mind. Indeed, the bruises are often a side effect of the alternative-medicine technique, which involves attaching circular cups to the skin using suction.

    Generally, cupping therapy is fairly safe, but for a woman in California, the experience left her with a rather painful remnant: a collection of large blisters in the shape of a neat circle. The injury occurred because she had applied the cups herself, and then fell asleep, according to a new report of her case.

    The woman, who is in her 60s, had recently fallen and hurt her shoulder. To try to treat the injury, she decided to try dry cupping therapy, Supporters of the treatment say the suction increases blood flow to the area, which, in turn, reduces muscle tension and inflammation, and promotes healing. [27 Oddest Medical Case Reports]

    The suction is created either by heating the cup inside (which forms a vacuum) or by using a handheld pump. The cups are usually placed on the skin for 5 to 15 minutes, according to Healthline.

    In the woman's case, she used a handheld pump to apply the cups to her body, according to the report, published today (Dec. 12) in the journal JAMA Dermatology. But she fell asleep after she applied the cups, and woke up 30 minutes later. She immediately noticed large, painful blisters in a circular pattern in the area where the cups had been.

    The blisters formed because the suction damaged the patient's skin. "The vacuum was strong enough to split the skin, separating the normal two [top and bottom] layers of skin," said case report co-author Dr. Maria Wei, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.

    If properly performed, cupping therapy should not cause blisters, Wei told Live Science. But in this case, the device was left unsupervised, causing "too strong of a vacuum" and damaging the skin, Wei said.

    "This case illustrates the need for supervision while performing cupping with a mechanical device" such as a pump, said Wei, who treated the woman. "If properly monitored, it shouldn't be a problem."

    Cupping therapy gained international attention during the 2016 Summer Olympics when several athletes, including champion swimmer Michael Phelps, were seen sporting circular bruises on their bodies from having undergone the therapy. (The bruises, which are a known side effect, occur when the suction causes small blood vessels to burst.)

    Although many athletes say they've experienced benefits from the therapy, there are few rigorous scientific studies on the topic, and it's unclear if the treatments' perceived benefits could be due to the placebo effect, Live Science previously reported.

    Wei said she and her colleague decided to publish the image to alert users and physicians to this potential side effect of blisters.

    Since the blisters were causing the patient discomfort, doctors drained the blisters and applied petroleum jelly to the area under a sterile dressing, the report said.
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    sanfutie

    Traditional Chinese medicine treatment blisters children
    Seasonal cupping therapy leaves dozens of young patients with skin reactions
    Blistered, peeling and weeping skin among side effects
    Laurie Chen
    Published: 5:07pm, 17 Jul, 2019


    A child receiving the traditional Chinese medicine treatment which uses a herbal paste and cupping techniques. The treatment, administered by a hospital in eastern China, has left dozens of children with severe skin reactions. Photo: Weibo

    A children’s hospital in eastern China has stopped using a traditional Chinese medicine treatment after 92 child patients developed severe skin reactions.
    Patients at Jiangsu Province Children’s Hospital developed painful blisters and itchy, peeling skin after being treated with a form of cupping therapy known as sanfutie last Friday and Saturday, the hospital said in a statement on Tuesday.
    Photos circulated on social media showing young children with dark red, blotchy patches on their backs. In some cases, the skin was blistered, peeling and weeping pus.
    The hospital said 881 children underwent the treatment, which involves the application of a herbal paste to the skin which is then covered by glass cups. The cups are heated to create suction.


    A traditional seasonal Chinese medicine treatment applied at a children’s hospital in eastern China has left dozens of young patients with severe skin reactions. Photo: Weibo

    The treatment is traditionally applied during the hottest periods of the year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar, to treat a variety of illnesses, as well as to improve circulation.
    “Our hospital will continue the follow-up treatment and diagnosis of the side effects of children who were treated with sanfutie and actively cooperate with authorities and experts to analyse the cause,” the statement said.
    An official from the Jiangsu Provincial Health Commission told online news outlet Red Star News that its experts were currently working with the hospital to determine the cause of the children’s reaction to the treatment.
    “Medicine must be as objective as science. The investigation needs to have a due process, especially when finding the reason behind the side effects,” the official said.
    Parents of many of the affected patients told Red Star News they had responded to an online advertisement by the hospital last month, which offered the 400 yuan (US$58) treatment as a remedy for respiratory diseases, digestive illnesses and weak immune systems in children.
    Traditional Chinese medicine
    “The main point was that they claimed it could cure these illnesses, so that’s why we came,” one anonymous parent was quoted as saying.
    Others claimed their children’s wounds did not heal for several days after the treatment, and that it caused fevers and severe pain in some cases.
    Now, parents are demanding that the sanfutie treatment be tested for toxic ingredients and harmful side effects, as well as compensation from the hospital, according to Red Star News.
    Cupping gained global recognition when elite US swimmer Michael Phelps competed in the 2016 Olympics with red circular marks visible on his torso. While it remains a popular alternative health treatment in many parts of the world, and particularly in China, there is little scientific evidence to prove it has any health benefits. Many critics have condemned cupping as pseudoscience.



    This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Therapy halted after 92 children develop reactions
    I get allergic reactions to a lot of TCM now. I can sympathize.
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    I don't know this celeb but...ew.

    BLOODY HELL! Love Island’s Jack Fincham has shocking ‘cupping’ treatment that drains blood from his head
    Lucy Murgatroyd
    26 Sep 2019, 12:57 Updated: 26 Sep 2019, 15:47

    JACK Fincham has undergone a horrific cupping treatment where blood was drained from the back of his head.

    The Love Island star, 28, followed in the footsteps of celebs including Calum Best for the procedure which is supposed to release all the bad toxins from your body.


    Jack Fincham revealed the aftermath of his 'cupping' treatment which drained huge amounts of blood from his head

    Jack documented the procedure step by step and shared the videos with his Instagram followers.

    He said: "Right, for everyone wondering what I got done yesterday, I went to the cupping clinic. It is mad, I feel amazing today.

    "It gets all the bad blood, all the toxins out of your body, look at this next video, look what came out of my swede."

    In the videos, the former pen salesman is seen lying face down on a bed with multiple cups attached to back, arms and legs - and he even had one attached to the back of his head.


    The therapist even placed one on the back of his head

    As the therapist, at the Abdelkader Cupping Clinic in Kennington, South London, pulled one of the cups off the back of his head, he was left shocked with the large amount of blood that gushed out.

    Cupping therapy is an ancient traditional practice which consists of a cup being placed onto the skin to create a suction.
    There are two cupping methods including dry cupping - a suction-only method, and wet cupping - which involves medicinal bleeding.

    Over the past few years, cupping has become extremely popular because of its benefits which include improving an individuals well-being, blood flow, inflammation and it is even said to loosen muscles.


    The cups were placed all over the back of his body Credit: Instagram


    Cups were even placed on the back of his legs Credit: Instagram


    Despite how uncomfortable it looks, Jack seemed to be extremely relaxed throughout Credit: Instagram
    The Celebs Go Dating star decided to opt for the wet cupping procedure - where the therapist made a small incision into the skin, followed by another session of suction to draw blood from the body.

    This type of cupping is supposed to remove harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing.

    "Honestly, I've seen so many good things about it, I was dying to try it and I cant believe the amount of toxins come out of my head.

    "I feel like my body's clean, and I'm really ready to go," Jack said.


    Jack revealed that he was meant to turn pro at 18 but got distracted by partying and girls Credit: PA:Press Association

    The health benefits said to result from the bizarre procedure might actually be able to help Jack reach his goal of becoming a professional boxer.

    Jack recently revealed he's working towards becoming the next big thing in the ring.

    He told iFL TV he has now worked his life around boxing, and wants to turn pro to “feel good” about himself after regaining the “fire” to be a fighter.

    He said: “Now I’ve sort of managed to work my life around the boxing, I’ve gone back to it properly, and I do want to turn over, I do wanna turn pro.


    Jack hit our screens back in 2017 when he won Love Island with Dani Dyer Credit: Rex Features

    “I meant to do it at the age of 18 but circumstances change and I didn’t do it.

    “I had gone back to boxing, I had another senior fight at the age of 24, I lost that actually, he was a very good kid actually.

    “I was at the wrong weight, but now I’ve just got that fire in my stomach again."

    He added: “I wanna be healthy, I wanna be fit, I wanna feel good about myself, and boxing, it’s like a medicine, you just feel good about yourself in every shape and form.”
    He's way to pretty to box. Just wanna punch him inna nose, right?
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    Deng Sha

    ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Published 1 day ago
    Actress horribly burned in 'fire cupping' session gone wrong, report says
    By Alexandria Hein | Fox News

    WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW

    An actress in China is recovering from a traumatic cupping incident after the rubbing alcohol that was on her skin caught fire, leaving her with second-degree burns. Deng Sha, who has appeared on “Yanxi Palace,” sought the ancient therapy after taping.

    Chinese actress Deng Sha opted for a "fire cupping" session after filming "Yanxi Palace."
    Chinese actress Deng Sha opted for a "fire cupping" session after filming "Yanxi Palace." (AsiaWire)

    Cupping is used in traditional medicine in several areas of the world and involves creating suction on the skin using a glass, ceramic, bamboo or a plastic cup. Negative pressure is created in the cup by either applying a flame to the cup to remove oxygen before placing it on the skin or by attaching a suction device to the cup after it is placed on the skin, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (NIH).


    The rubbing alcohol on her skin caught fire, leaving her with bloodied, blistered scars. (AsiaWire)

    The therapy typically leaves temporary marks on the skin and can result in skin discoloration, scars, burns and infections. There are two variations called wet cupping and dry cupping. In wet cupping, the skin is pierced and blood flows into the cup. With dry cupping, the skin remains intact. However, Deng allegedly chose another variation of the therapy called “fire cupping,” which according to AsiaWire involves creating suction in the cups by briefly burning an alcohol-soaked cotton ball inside.


    She may suffer permanent scarring as a result, reports say. (AsiaWire)

    Somehow, the rubbing alcohol on her skin caught fire, leaving her with blistered and bleeding skin that required care at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital. She urged her fans to take proper steps before undergoing fire cupping, such as tying up loose hair and staying calm in the event of an emergency, but according to AsiaWire, she did not warn against trying the therapy.
    Some practitioners just don't know how to cup.
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    Cupping - It's not just for athletes

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    The Rock


    UP FOR CUPPING Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shows off results of cupping therapy on his back

    Ellie Henman
    Mar 3 2021, 18:57 ET
    WELL spotted!

    Yes, it’s The Rock showing off the results of cupping therapy on his back


    The Rock shows off the results of cupping therapy on his back

    The treatment is popular with stars such as Gwyneth PaltrowCredit: PA:Press Association
    The actor — real name Dwayne Johnson — tried the treatment which leaves large, red circular marks but is popular with stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, 52, is also a fan.

    Dwayne, 48, looked a bit discombobulated by them in this snap, posted on Instagram.

    The actor took to Instagram last week to document his recent acupuncture treatment to "heal" from his brutal past injures.


    Dwayne shared two photos of himself undergoing an acupuncture treatment Credit: Instagram

    The Rock rested on his stomach and tiny acupuncture needles can be seen sticking out of his ankles, legs and back Credit: Instagram

    Gwyneth Paltrow has had the treatment which leaves large, red circular marks Credit: Rex Features

    Dwayne shared two photos of himself undergoing an acupuncture treatment.

    He rested on his stomach in both snaps, while his butt slightly stuck out of his shorts in the first photo.

    Meanwhile, tiny acupuncture needles could be seen sticking out of his ankles, legs and back in the second picture.
    ttt 4 2021
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