Lena Dunham Joins 'Cupping Craze'

"Girls" star is the latest celebrity to try the ancient practice.

ByABC News
March 12, 2014, 11:46 AM
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham
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Mar. 12, 2104— -- intro: Lena Dunham is the latest star to jump on the cupping craze.

The "Girls" creator and star posted a selfie on her Instagram yesterday of herself with the tell-tale ring marks and captioned it, "Da Cure."

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In case you're unfamiliar with cupping, it's an ancient Chinese practice said to help with everything from improving circulation to curbing neck and shoulder pain to detoxing the body. Small cups used to create suction on the skin leave behind colorful circles for days afterward.

The hard-to-miss rings have turning up with increasing frequency on the backs of Hollywood stars. Click through to see some of them.

quicklist:title: Jennifer Anistontext: Jennifer Aniston joined the cupping club last April. Though it appeared she tried to cover the circular marks with a bit of concealer, there was no mistaking them on her tanned back when she turned up on the red carpet wearing a strapless Dior tuxedo-style bustier at the Los Angeles premiere of "Call me Crazy." media: 22880463

quicklist:title: Gwyneth Paltrowtext: Gwyneth Paltrow may well have started the cupping trend in Hollywood. She first appeared with the red marks back in 2004 at a New York film premiere. The natural health care enthusiast later explained that she turned to the procedure to alleviate back pain.media: 22880042

quicklist:title: Victoria Beckhamtext: Jet-setting fashion designer and busy mom of four, Victoria Beckham was seen with a row of the telltale marks down her back when she landed at Heathrow Airport in July 2010.media: 22881147

quicklist:title: Jessica Simpsontext: A couple months after beginning her VH1 series "The Price of Beauty," Simpson went under the cup in June 2010. "Shocked my system with a vegan diet, special Pu-erh tea from China, and cupping since friday!" she told her Twitter followers. An instant fan of the procedure, she tweeted a few minutes later, "Has anyone ever tried cupping? When u know you are doing something good for ur body the meditation creates intense visions. Love it!"media: 22880655