London, June 22 : Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan of cupping therapy, a form of acupuncture which involves heating glass cups and placing them at various points on your back.
The 36-year-old actress created a stir when she attended a film premiere in 2004 with huge red circles across her shoulder blades, fuelling speculations as to who might have done that.
Five years on, the `Shakespeare in Love' star is still advocating the painful process.
"Don't get me wrong," the Daily Express quoted her as having written on the lifestyle website Goop.
"I am thankful for a round of antibiotics or surgery when necessary but I have been helped tremendously by the practices [of acupuncture and cupping] that help the body heal itself.
"When implemented by a professional with experience, the benefits can work wonders," she added. (ANI)