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One of the biggest stories to come out of this year's Summer Olympics doesn't have anything to do with who's taking home the gold. Many viewers have been curious why the best athletes in the world, such as Michael Phelps, have spots, or really, circular bruises, all over their bodies.
That's the result of cupping, an ancient Eastern practice where cups are placed on the skin and either fire or a vacuum pump is used to suck the air out of the cup, according to The Lookbook. Cupping helps treat issues like pain, soreness, and injuries.
So of course Dr. Terry Dubrow had a lot to say about the latest buzzworthy health craze when he appeared on Watch What Happens Live Monday night with his Botched by Nature colleague Dr. Paul Nassif. But even though all of the Olympians are doing it, Terry said he's not a believer in cupping. "It's total BS," he told Andy Cohen. "My wife [Heather Dubrow] and I do Dr. and Mrs. Guinea Pig. We test things out. We have a book coming out and we tried cupping and it’s BS."
Heather's Real Housewives of Orange County castmate Shannon Beador would probably beg to differ, considering we just saw her undergo a cupping sesh earlier this season. Shannon also continues to sing the praises of cupping on Twitter.
The doctors had some strong opinions about another celebrity beauty craze on WWHL: Kyle Jenner's lips. Find out why Terry thinks the 18-year-old changed the beauty game, below.
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