What’s Up With Jennifer Aniston’s Back? Maybe Cupping!
Jennifer Aniston drew a lot of attention for her fun, summery look at the Call Me Crazy premiere last night -- and her bare back, which showed some unusual marks. TooFab and others recognized the makeup-covered splotches as a telltale sign of cupping therapy.
What's cupping? It's a form of alternative medicine slightly related to acupuncture that involves setting cups on skin to make a suction -- sometimes by pumping the cup, and sometimes by burning the cup before applying it. WebMD says that supporters believe this mobilizes blood flow. David Arquette is apparently a fan; he even posted a picture to Twitter of his cup-filled back.
Ready to start speculating? Here is just a sample of reasons why someone might go get cupped:
Why do you think Jen would get cupping therapy? Is this just general well-being or, as fans are gleefully speculating, is she trying to increase her fertility? (To be fair, as Crushable points out, it's only "slightly more scandalous than congestion.")