They’re a sign of cupping where small glass cups were heated and placed on the skin. They’re pulled away from the body to loosen and relax muscles and promote blood flow.
In the movie, Godfather II, they were used on poor, sick baby Alfredo.
Many alternative health practitioners offer the service.
Now, scientific evidence supports that cupping promotes relaxation, induces inflammation to heal injuries and reduces pain and the symptoms of allergies and colds.
They improve your skin quality, detoxify your body and relieve digestive problems.
Cupping reduces signs of aging by minimizing lines and scars, relaxing the facial muscles and relieving puffiness, but I hope there’s a different way to achieve these results without leaving those nasty purple circles on my face!
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