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Myth busting the Olympic 'cupping' craze

10 August 2016

A number of Olympians have large red circles on their skin caused by 'cupping' which is supposed to help the circulation of blood. Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) explains that it is a bogus treatment that has not been properly tested. Watch: BBC News (from 2 mins 20 sec) More: BBC News, The Week, The Independent, BBC Radio 5 Live 'The Victoria Derbyshire programme', Daily Mail