• What is cupping?

    You may have noticed several celebrities and not a few noted athletes sporting strange spots, of late.


    These bruises are the inevitable result of applying (usually heated) cups to the body, which really suck. Here follows a reasonably concise skeptic’s guide to the venerable art of cupping:

    CuppingIs. StillBullshit.

    While I must applaud Paltrow, Bieber, and Phelps for their respective achievements in pretending to have feelings, making interesting sounds, and moving relatively quickly through water (for an ape), none of them are qualified to advise you on the medical benefits of heated suction. Neither am I, to be frank. Please ask you local science-based medical practitioner before allowing someone to extract toxins money from your body wallet in this manner.


    Category: SkepticismWhat is the harm

    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

    Former fundie finds freethought fairly fab.