Pulse Acupuncture

Pulse Acupuncture

Fire Cupping Clifton

Cupping Therapy in Clifton, NJ

Cupping therapy at Pulse Acupuncture Practice, at Clifton, NJ

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping massage therapy Clifton

Cupping is a form of Chinese Medicine in Clifton, NJ and together cupping and acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Cupping procedure uses cup suction (made of glass or bian stone), the cupping purpose is to promote healing. Cupping generally works by creating suction on an area of skin or specific cupping point.

There are different types of cupping therapy: fire cupping, dry cupping, blood (wet Cupping), detox treatment, trigger points, abdominal cupping, myofascial decompression, orthopedic cupping, bio- magnetic cupping, myofascial decompression, massage cupping.

At Pulse Acupuncture Clifton, NJ we also use Bian Stones for fire cupping, a practice that complements “Wet Cupping in Clifton” well. Precious and rare in nature, the Bian Stones are found in the mountains of northern China. The Bian Stones deliver special far-infrared rays, trace minerals that are beneficial to healing. The Bian Stones used at Pulse Acupuncture are individually picked and manually manufactured for medical cupping therapy. The Bian stone cups are believed to work better than the regular glass cupping since it releases trace minerals when heated up by fire.

What is Cupping Therapy in Clifton and how does it work?

For fire cup therapy at Pulse Acupuncture, an alcohol-soaked cupping torch is ignited by fire and quickly inserted into the open end of the cup’s belly. Then, the cotton cupping torch is removed creating a vacuum and a glass cup is quickly placed on specific areas of the body. The vacuum cup therapy creates suctions and gently pulls and lifts the skin away from the muscles. While the skin is pulled, it increases blood circulation to the area as well as pulling the toxic waste out. The cups are rolled on the back mimicking a negative pressure massage. It is usually very comfortable for clients. The rolling action creates myofascial release and incorporates different movements in circular, sliding or linear directions to relieve stubborn knots. The skin will change color from red to purple, indicating that circulation has been brought to the skin’s surface. The increased blood supply in vacuum cupping brings nourishment and stimulates lymphatic systems to remove stagnation and pull-out toxins. The pulling action influences the parasympathetic system to promote relaxation throughout the entire body.
Cupping Therapy in Clifton

The suction can be light to heavy. Variety of movements will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects depending on the client’s condition. For manual vacuum cups as cupping medical equipment, Marina Doktorman, L.Ac. utilizes a hand pump. Manual cups range from plastic, silicone, rubber, cups with magnets and glass cups with rubber bulbs. A cup is placed at the area and a hand pump is employed to create a vacuum to produce a suction effect similar to fire cupping. The suction promotes lymphatic circulation, relaxes muscles, moves stagnation, draws toxins and pathogens out of the body.

Cupping at Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton, NJ

Women around the world have been applying negative pressure facial cupping for rejuvenation and maintenance for centuries. The cups used in facial protocols are smaller and vacuum created to lift facial tissue for lymphatic drainage. This method is used to achieve local circulation of the skin, increase nutrients brought to the epidermis and drain the fluids and debris through the lymph. The muscle of the face will benefit from reduced tension, tightness, wrinkles will soften and skin will plump up producing more collagen and elastin.
Abdominal Cupping Clifton

Abdominal Cupping

Effective cupping treatment for the digestive system. Decompression techniques stretch the walls of the abdominal region, moving the stagnant waste, mucus and overall increasing of activity of digestion. The excess amount of waste will be expelled following the treatment and aids in eliminations throughout several days. The stretching and opening of the abdominal walls help with constipation, menstrual cramps, gas, bloating and reduces acidity.
Flash Сupping Clifton

Flash Сupping

Flash cupping is repeated application and release of cups on the skin. After vacuum suction is created, cups are placed and released. The procedure is repeated over and over for 10-15 min on a specific area of the body to relieve congestion. The procedure is gentler than stationary cupping and more suited for clients with deficient or weak constitution. This is alternation between suction and release techniques.
Wet Cupping Clifton

Wet (bleeding) Cupping

Wet cupping is practiced through application of sterilized single-use lancets to puncture skin and plastic single-use cups are applied to promote stagnant blood to drain into the cup. The bleeding method is the most effective as specific areas on the back are designated to treat various painful symptoms where other therapies have failed. The most effective method of wet cupping is generally used for treatment of arthritis and knee pain. Wet cupping removes inflammation from joints, energizes the body, increases metabolism, helps in asthma, blood circulation, blood pressure, removes toxins and pathogens. Cupping can be performed with acupuncture or without. The price of cupping at Pulse Acupuncture is a flat rate for 30 min of cupping therapy. (See Our pricing).

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Acupuncture and Cupping work in conjunctions and produces the following cupping benefits:

  • Effective for spastic and tight muscles
  • Improves range of motion
  • Relieves Asthma, opens up chest and promotes better breathing
  • Alleviates allergy symptoms by expelling mucus 
  • Breaks up adhesions, compacted muscles bands
  • Helps to break trigger points
  • Promotes lymphatic drainage and blood circulation
  • Works for foot problems such as Plantar Fascial release
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Flushes out toxins and pathogens
Benefits of Cupping Therapy in Clifton

Side effects of Cupping Therapy

Cupping causes skin discolorations and bruising that could last from several days to weeks. In rare cases cupping may cause blisters if cups are retained longer than 30 min. Cupping should not be performed for pregnant women, patients with liver, kidney, heart failure or those with pacemakers. Cupping should not be used for people with anemia, blood disorders or blood thinners. In rare instances, some patients can experience nausea, dizziness or sweating and mild soreness in the areas where cups were placed. Patients with eczema should inform their practitioner as cupping may worsen that area.

What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in Clifton?

The World Health Organization currently lists a variety of diseases, symptoms of diseases, or conditions that benefit through treatment from acupuncture. These include:

Pain management

Digestive Symptoms

Women/Men Health

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Pregnancy Support

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea
  • Baby health


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insomnia



  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Herpes


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
Marina Doktorman
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About the Practitioner

Marina Doktorman was born in Ukraine and immigrated to United States at the age of 15. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1997. Marina Doktorman, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist since 2001 and licensed in NY and NJ states. She first worked in NYC in a multi-specialty clinic before establishing her private practice in 2005, in Clifton, NJ.

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Prices for Clifton

First visit: (includes evaluation, cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage):


Follow-up acupuncture visit (includes cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage)


Package of 5 visits:



Package of 10 visits:



Package of 20 visits:





Cupping (without acupuncture)


Onnetsu Therapy (without acupuncture) 15 min:


Dome Fir-Light
(only for Clifton location)


Cosmetic Acupuncture:

First visit: evaluation, acupuncture, serum, moisturizing
cream, gua-sha fascial massage, Celluma Red Light Therapy:


Follow-Up visits:


Herbal Consultation:


We accept:

Cupping Therapy Testimonials in Clifton

Pulse Acupuncture
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Raymond MullerRaymond Muller
18:56 20 Aug 23
Marina/ Pulse Acupuncture has been a tremendous help before my spinal surgery - and after my surgery -Marina greatly assisted me during my painful days before my knee replacement surgery. Her care has been a huge boost to my quality of life. She is a dedicated and caring acupuncturist with amazing fondness for all her patients. Her care has made a tremendous difference within my entire quality of life .
Soloman McDermottSoloman McDermott
19:34 24 Jul 23
Dear Dr.Marina Doktorman,I hope this message finds you well! I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible impact your acupuncture sessions have had on my life. Your expertise and care have helped me find relief and healing in ways I never thought possible.When I first sought acupuncture, I was struggling with a combination of issues that affected my overall well-being. Chronic back pain was causing constant discomfort, and my restless nights were dominated by persistent night sweats. Additionally, I was battling frustrating skin issues that seemed to resist all other forms of treatment.From the very first session, I knew I was in good hands. Your thorough understanding of my concerns and willingness to explain the acupuncture process put me at ease. The ambiance of your clinic created a serene and comforting space, setting the tone for a transformative healing journey.What amazed me most was the efficacy of acupuncture in addressing my various health challenges. The impact on my sleep was nothing short of miraculous. After a few sessions, I began experiencing deep, uninterrupted sleep, waking up refreshed and energized—a change I had been longing for, but never found through other methods.Furthermore, the improvement in my skin condition was remarkable. Acupuncture seemed to trigger a healing response, and gradually, my skin issues started to fade away. I couldn't believe the visible transformation, and it did wonders for my self-confidence.As for the night sweats and back pain, they became less frequent and intense with each session. Your targeted approach and skillful needle placement directly addressed the root causes of my discomfort, providing much-needed relief and easing the burdens I had carried for far too long.I cannot stress enough how appreciative I am for the positive impact you've had on my life. Your dedication to helping your patients achieve better health and well-being is truly commendable. I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone seeking holistic and effective solutions to their health issues.Once again, thank you for your expertise, kindness, and genuine care. You have not only been my acupuncturist but also a catalyst for transformative change in my life. I am forever grateful for the healing journey we embarked on together.Thank you Dr. Marina Doktorman! Special shoutout to Olga for being so welcoming!
Vanessa PVanessa P
20:46 21 Jul 23
Marina is amazing! She truly understands what she’s doing and how to help. I had terrible back pain and sciatica when I was pregnant to the point that I wasn’t sleeping at night. She was able to provide me relief. I felt like a new person walking out of her office.
Jose CastroJose Castro
16:34 21 Jul 23
Today I try the new machine which make me feel into a deep sleep... it was so relaxing!! I felt like my inner soul was moving up and down while I felt rejuvenate.. I recommend this type of treatment if you feel tired, tense, stress, and/or low in energy. You need to experience yourselves 🫶🏻
james zhangjames zhang
00:43 19 Jul 23
Dr. Marina is so professional and gentle. My back pain got a lot better after treatments. It’s so relaxed and pleasure of visiting Pulse Acupuncture. Perfect experience:)
t lauriet laurie
10:38 18 Jul 23
Marina is an amazing acupuncturist she is very knowledgeable listens to your needs and provide excellent services. I always feel great after a treatment. Overall it is a clean, cozy and great place that offers top of the line services.
Teresa LaurieTeresa Laurie
10:03 18 Jul 23
Marina is an amazing acupuncturist she is very knowledgeable and provide excellent services. I always feel great after being treated. Overall it is a clean and comfortable place that offers great services.
E M (E)E M (E)
01:29 30 Jun 23
M.D., the acupuncturist is one of a kind! I’ve been to several people and she is outstanding. She’s kind, thorough, professional and never makes you feel hurried. Her technique is wonderful and effective. She talks to you & explains carefully what she is looking to achieve. She doesn’t mind going the extra mile to assist you with your issue. I also appreciate that she is always professionally developing her craft. She is constantly learning new methods & techniques that she studies, sometimes here, sometimes abroad. I highly recommend Marina Doctorman as a first class acupuncturist, plus!! E.M.
Sergiy GusakSergiy Gusak
11:15 25 Jun 23
Dr. Marina helps me with my neck pain, she is a very professional acupuncture specialist who will pay attention to all your health complaints. It was my first experience with acupuncture and i was a little skeptical from the beginning but now definitely can recommend it.
16:08 20 Jun 23
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Pulse Acupuncture, and I have to say, it was absolutely amazing! Marina, the acupuncturist, is simply fantastic at what she does. She has a great sense of intuition and really takes her time to provide the best treatment possible.Marina's skills in acupuncture are exceptional. She genuinely listens to your concerns and customizes the sessions to address your specific needs. Her gentle and precise technique ensures a comfortable experience, and the results are remarkable. I felt the positive effects almost instantly, and I have been regularly visiting to maintain my overall health.The team at Pulse Acupuncture are professional, friendly, and create a welcoming atmosphere. From the moment I stepped in, I was greeted with a warm smile and made to feel right at home. They are knowledgeable and always ready to answer any questions I have. The office itself is a peaceful and serene space, which adds to the overall relaxation and healing experience.I can't recommend Pulse Acupuncture enough. Marina's expertise, combined with the welcoming and caring staff, guarantees an outstanding experience. I am truly grateful for the positive impact Marina has had on my health, and I will continue to have regular sessions to maintain my well-being. Thank you, Pulse Acupuncture, for providing such exceptional service!
Cecilia McClendonCecilia McClendon
14:39 20 Jun 23
Marina, takes great care of my aches, shevoffers cupping and Accupuncture that provide me with tremendous relief. My only place for alternative medicine. Strongly suggest her practice. She is gentle, thorough and highly qualified. She checks everything and gets me in line. Keeping my Chakra perfect.
14:36 02 Jun 23
Dr. Marina is the best because she listens. She has helped me with my bell's palsy, my shoulder which has 3 tears in it, and my knees. I thank her every visit for keeping me upright. Lol.
Dolly CovarrubiasDolly Covarrubias
20:43 21 Apr 23
Great experience!Dr Marina makes me feel so relaxed and my pain is gone.My knees, my back thank her too.I can live with no meds
Alvaro CovarrubiasAlvaro Covarrubias
18:59 21 Apr 23
I've had gteat experience with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture since I've been coming here with various problems such as anxiety, sciatica, neck, allergies and muscle aches and headaches. My health has improved after treatments greatly! It's helping with my allergies tremendously. I would like to recommend Pukse Acupuncture and Marina Doktorman to anybody because it works and it's natural.
Excel AlwaysExcel Always
14:54 19 Jan 23
This place is awesome! Such a relaxing experience. Marina addresses all my concerns and always makes me feel comfortable. The treatments I received here have solved several of my health issues in just a few sessions after years of OTC medication. I would definitely recommend Pulse for serious health concerns and even if you just want some stress relief or add a new beauty treatment to your regimen! A+ for Marina Doktorman.
Alyssa CohenAlyssa Cohen
01:09 17 Jan 23
Receiving treatments with Marina has been amazing! She is very attentive and intuitive - and the atmosphere is calm, inviting, and relaxing. I walk away from every visit feeling like I just left the spa even though it was more an investment into my health.
Gerri GucciardoGerri Gucciardo
14:54 13 Jan 23
I really enjoy my visits with Marina.The acupuncture has helped with my acid reflux. She also does the hot rocks and cupping that has helped me immensely.
Kevon WrightKevon Wright
01:06 11 Jan 23
Marina is amazing, she listens to the issues you tell her and she is able to apply proper treatment, i have been going there for several months and honestly since i have been going to her all of my issues has been resolved she is by far the best and would highly recommend everyone to her really nice staff and a clean and tranquil setting you will not be dissapointed.
05:20 03 Dec 20
I was a patient of Marina Doktorma for about two weeks (October/November 2020), receiving acupuncture treatments for lower back and knee pain. Marina is a true professional. Before beginning each treatment, she explained the treatment options and made sure that I was well informed and comfortable before beginning. She was very gentle as she administered the treatments, (I feel asleep a few times) communicating with me throughout the process. In addition to the premise being very clean, relaxing music made for a very calming experience. Without hesitation, I would return for future treatments if the pain returns. Kenny.
Haifa ZahroonHaifa Zahroon
01:24 10 Mar 20
I have been seeing Marina for more than 6 years, she is an amazing Acupuncturist. She study and give every case special attention.I have tried other acupuncturist before but no one measured to Marina.She got me through back and neck unbearable pain and forever I’m grateful.I do recommend everyone to go and see for themselves how amazing her techniques.

Cupping Therapy - FAQ

Cupping Therapy works by creating a vacuum inside the cups, which are typically made of glass, plastic, or silicone. The suction created by the vacuum lifts the skin and underlying tissues, increasing blood flow and helping to release muscle tension, break up adhesions, and promote healing in the treated area.
Cupping Therapy can be used to address a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Stress and anxiety relief
  • Sports injuries and recovery
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Respiratory issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Skin conditions, such as acne or eczema
Most people experience little to no pain during Cupping Therapy. The sensation of the suction can be unusual, and there may be some discomfort as tight muscles and adhesions are released. However, the overall experience is typically relaxing and soothing.
A typical Cupping Therapy session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, although the duration may vary depending on the practitioner and the individual’s specific needs. The cups may be left in place for a few minutes up to 20 minutes, depending on the desired therapeutic effect.

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