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The use of cupping at la Clinique Naturelle with Eric Zhao, and Chunhui Yu Bangerter (Helen) ASCA and RME certified therapists.

What is cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is a manual technique used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote the circulation of vital energy (Qi) and blood. Its use is beneficial for improving blood and lymphatic circulation, eliminating toxins, and releasing muscle tension.

How does the application of cupping work?

Our Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners use thick glass suction cups (commonly known as fire cups). The suction is created by introducing a source of fire into the cup. The therapist inserts the flame inside it and quickly places it on the patient’s skin, targeting specific points in the area to be treated. The fire never comes into direct contact with the patient; it is merely used to create the necessary vacuum for suction.

Their application has the effect of massaging the connective tissue and improving vascularization of the skin and muscle layers.

They are typically placed on acupuncture points, along meridians, and on the patient’s painful areas. The vacuum created by the fire causes a suction of the skin and muscle to relax and relieve the painful area. A normal blood influx is generated on the skin’s surface, indicating the removal of toxins and impurities. Bruising may remain visible for several days.

What benefits?

The benefits are numerous, and their application allows:

  • Relieving pain and muscle and joint tension (sprains, lower back pain, sciatica, cramps…)
  • Accelerating the recovery of tired muscles (sports recovery, injuries)
  • Restarting circulation (tingling sensations)
  • Calming respiratory issues (coughs, asthma, bronchial problems…)
  • Reducing discomfort (headaches, migraines, stiffness)
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Improving digestive problems (intestines, stomach)
  • Combating physical and mental fatigue
  • Providing relaxation and stress relief
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Rebalancing the body and organ energy.


One session
160 CHF

A session is practiced during an acupuncture session and lasts 1 hour