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What’s on Phelps’ torso? It’s ‘cupping,’ an ancient Chinese technique popular among Olympic athletes

And as you saw earlier, Michael Phelps continues to grab gold medals. The American adding two more to his total, but the swimming sensation was making more headlines than usual, due to the red and purple dots on his torso. They are a product of an ancient Chinese physical therapy technique known as “Cupping”. CCTV’s Karina Huber tries to find out, what it is all about in the interests of science.

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