Cupping is a reflex therapy that relieves pain and stimulates circulation; it activates the immune system and loosens hardening of the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue.

The therapist places glass suction cups, so-called “cupping heads”, along the reflex zones or on special acupuncture points on the patient’s back; a vacuum is created by a suction device. The suction on the skin dilates the blood vessels so that the blood flow is increased.


Painful conditions in rheumatic diseases and osteoporosis, back and neck pain, stomach and intestinal complaints, respiratory diseases, chronic states of weakness.