The 2016 Summer Olympics was a turning point for the United States and recognizing cupping as a valid alternative therapy. Athletes like Michael Phelps, were seen with those bruise-like circles on various parts of their body. This sparked curiosity and interest among those who were unfamiliar with cupping. Since then, cupping has increased in popularity, especially in the United States. Cupping is used for various healing purposes including the most recognized and sought after – pain relief.