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Wet Cupping in Brooklyn, NY

Wet Cupping therapy at Pulse Acupuncture Practice, at Brooklyn, NY

Wet Cupping in Brooklyn

Wet cupping therapy, also known as hijama or vacuum cupping, has been an ancient method of organ and body detoxification through the release of the toxins from body tissue and organs. Being one of the oldest therapies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, wet cupping has been used for over 3,000 years. In addition, it is believed that cupping has also been practiced for thousands of years in the Middle Eastern, Egyptian, and Greek cultures, often prescribed for internal disease, pain relief, and menstrual imbalances. Though cupping has been practiced for thousands of years in ancient cultures, it only gained popularity in the United States over the past 20 years. As the benefits of wet cupping became more apparent to the public, many acupuncturists now started utilizing the ancient cupping techniques to achieve optimal health and help promote the flow of healthy energy (qi).

What is Wet Cupping in Brooklyn?

Wet Cupping Brooklyn

The purpose of wet cupping is to detox the body of the toxins in order to treat chronic pain and illness. Using suction cup therapy, the therapist puts cups on the skin, which causes the tissue beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell. The increased blood flow to the treated area draws toxins and impurities away from the organs and nearby tissues towards the surface for elimination. Through the use of acupuncture cupping, the skin is pricked at special energetic acupuncture points to let the stagnant blood out and to get rid of the pathogens and toxins weakening the body. Wet cupping therapy at Pulse Acupuncture offers wet cupping as a means to achieve a healthy balance within the body, treat chronic conditions, and relieve pain.

What does Wet Cupping Therapy do in Brooklyn?

Before starting the wet cupping sessions, it is important to inform yourself on how does cupping work first. By creating mild suction with the cup around the treated area, the therapist achieves an increased blood flow and draws toxins to the surface of the patient’s skin. After that, tiny incisions with a single lancet, and a small amount of blood is then extracted by a second cup suction to release toxins for chronic and severe pains and conditions. The cupping therapy cost is usually considered more affordable than other treatment modalities, usually ranging on average between $30-$80 and varying heavily based on the patient’s geographic location. Pulse Acupuncture offers a cupping treatment for $75, or a 10 minute cupping included in the acupuncture treatment that will detox your body and leave you feeling balanced and grounded, while the wet cupping price is $120 per session.

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How often can you do Wet Cupping?

Wet Cupping NY

Though there is not a particular frequency that chinese wet cupping therapy has to be done, most practitioners recommend around 10 days between the cupping sessions to yield the optimal results. Wet cupping, or Hijama, is mentioned in some religions like Islam, that advise people to regularly get vacuum cupping done in order to prevent blood stagnation and keep yourself in good health.

The Benefits of Wet Cupping at Pulse Acupuncture

There are many benefits that the cupping treatment can lend to the patients, which include improved blood flow, relaxation, rejuvenation of body organs, strengthened immune system, and sensory nerves stimulation. In addition, other cupping benefits include treating acute painful conditions, high blood pressure, post flu symptoms, coughing, migraines, skin and reproductive problems. By removing the “old”, stagnant blood, wet cupping allows for an improved blood circulation and the restoration of fluids. Cupping improves the patient’s overall health by removing the energy blockages that are identified as barriers to the flow of healthy energy (qi), and benefits your joints, muscles, skin, the digestive system, blood, and the nervous system.

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Side effects of Wet Cupping Therapy

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Cup therapy is considered an overall safe procedure, and most common side effects, like dizziness, nausea or sweating, will typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Other more rare side effects include burns, an infection, scar formation, anemia, and headaches, but are usually considered preventable if the practitioner follows the correct methods for cleaning the skin and preventing an infection before and after the procedure. Even though researchers generally consider wet cupping to be a safe procedure, it is advised that patients taking blood thinners or those who have bleeding disorders abstain from the cupping treatment and consult their MD. In addition, those who struggle with excessive dry or cracked skin, open wounds or ulcers, bone fractures, a dislocated joint, severe anemia, muscle dystrophy, excessive swelling, abscesses, or patients that fear blood should stay away from this treatment.

Wet Cupping at Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Cupping procedure is generally performed by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. Marina Doktorman is a certified acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioner, who specializes in cupping, among other treatment modalities. As a wet cupping therapist, Marina Doktorman focuses on identifying the energy blockages within the body caused by blood stagnation, and by combining her knowledge of Chinese acupuncture with the wet cupping methods, creates an improved healthy energy flow (qi) within the patient’s body. The cupping therapy price at Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg, New York, is $120 for the wet cupping session.

Wet Cupping Therapy in Brooklyn

What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in New York?

Pain management

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neck
  • Upper back
  • Low back
  • Knee injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow
  • Wrist pain
  • Sport injuries
  • Thoracic syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis


  • Asthma
  • Food allergy
  • Environmental allergy
  • Seasonal allergy

Digestive Symptoms

  • IBS
  • Chrons
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid Reflux

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


  • Bell’s palsy


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


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
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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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Follow-up acupuncture visit (includes cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage)


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Cupping (without acupuncture)


Onnetsu Therapy (without acupuncture) 15 min:


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First visit: evaluation, acupuncture, serum, moisturizing
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Wet Cupping Therapy Testimonials in Brooklyn

Kazue AnanKazue Anan
23:22 05 Oct 23
Elena SolntsevaElena Solntseva
21:26 05 Oct 23
To understand what I'm talking about, you have to try it for yourself.After 10 minutes of the procedure, you get into a different reality. Marina is knowledgeable, answers all the questions. After the procedure, the skin of the face glows, the body becomes lighter by a couple of pounds. I've been looking for such a procedure and state of mind for a long time.
02:39 23 Sep 23
Pulse Acupuncture is exactly what I’ve been looking for to treat my migraines! Marina is knowledgeable, professional, asks probing questions and does fire cupping! She also has a very serene and clean office that makes me feel so relaxed and I never feel rushed during my sessions. Marina is truly incredible - her treatments help me mitigate migraines and I highly recommend her for any acupuncture/holistic health needs!! (I’ve tried other practitioners in the area and none have compared to Marina’s experience and professionalism.)
Irina KozinaIrina Kozina
13:59 10 Sep 23
I used acupuncture for low back and SI joint pain. I have a chronic condition. After the 1st treatment pain reduced by 75%. I am very happy with the results. I'm coming back. Thank you!
Michael SchimleyMichael Schimley
16:26 23 Aug 23
I found Marina while I was experiencing horrible lower back pain and her treatments got me back to my normal self quickly. Her office is beautiful, clean and welcoming. I will be going back regularly for routine maintenance and stress relief.
Sophia FSophia F
08:41 03 Aug 23
Very happy that my friend recommended Pulse Acupuncture Williamsburg Brooklyn to me! Marina Doktorman is such a professional acupuncturist! It was my first time trying acupuncture and I fell in love with it, I felt younger and lighter after my acupuncture session! I recommend to everyone!!!
Helen ShinHelen Shin
21:24 01 Aug 23
Marina healed me with the best acupuncture in Williamsburg. My shoulders and traps was intensely in pain to the point it gave me a headache but Pulse Acupuncture relieved my pain. Marina's technique is so effective and relaxing. The space is also beautiful and luxurious and you can also get a massage with Maria who's also AMAZING. I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg 🙂
Ellen LeybengrubEllen Leybengrub
02:24 28 Jul 23
Marina Doktorman is very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring, with many years of experience. Excellent location. Beautiful brand new office.
Felix LanFelix Lan
21:48 25 Jul 23
Super pleased with my first appointment. Marina is very kind, knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.
Amanda PagulAmanda Pagul
23:30 17 Jul 23
Evgenia VlasovaEvgenia Vlasova
23:32 29 Jun 23
When I first came to Marina, I felt constant pressure in my lower back, tension in my upper back and lack of energy. During the first session I could literally feel something shifting inside in those areas she was working on. Her touch was so gentle that I didn’t even feel the needles go in. The time stopped, I was relaxed, calm and peaceful. Besides acupuncture I had some cupping done as well. The cups relieved a great deal of pressure from my upper and lower back. After the session I immediately felt the effect. Have my next session scheduled for next week. I would definitely recommend Marina to those seeking holistic ways to deal with muscle, spine, and pain issues. She is a miracle worker!
Taisiya PokrovskayaTaisiya Pokrovskaya
21:00 13 Jun 23
I felt relief after the first session with Marina Doktorman. Marina is a caring practitioner that establishes a connection with her clients and always ensures a comfortable environment. After doing acupuncture, heat therapy, and cupping with her, I felt instant relief and relaxation. In addition, Marina’s treatment helped me feel relief from neck and back pain, as well as to feel grounded and connected to my body. I would highly recommend Marina to anyone.
Alex livsonAlex livson
18:49 06 Jun 23
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and professional. They helped me a lot. Strongly recommend. Went to other offices, but this one is truly the best!
maya grablermaya grabler
23:28 04 Jun 23
I’m getting acupuncture for allergies and impressed by the results! I’m no longer congested, no teary eyes. It’s just incredible! Im used to getting allergy shots before. No more. It’s unbelievable! The treatment is relaxing and very effective! My headaches are gone too! I really recommend Marina Doktorman at Pulse Acupuncture!
Leon RavLeon Rav
16:25 15 Apr 23
I’ve had great acupuncture experience at Pulse Acupuncture. Marina was able to fix my neck strain in just one treatment. It was not painful and actually very relaxing. Cupping and massage followed after acupuncture session. This was the most relief I’ve had in a long time. Loved the healing vibe of this beautiful studio.
The -W-omenThe -W-omen
01:06 07 Apr 23
I recently visited Pulse Acupuncture to seek relief for my lower back pain, and I am thrilled with the results I achieved through Marina's skillful treatment. After just a few sessions, I noticed a significant improvement in my pain levels and overall mobility.I am beyond grateful to Marina, because after trying so many things, I almost lost hope. highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone seeking relief from pain or other health concerns.
Mark PlesserMark Plesser
00:58 07 Apr 23
I have been visiting Pulse Acupuncture for several months now, and I have consistently received excellent service from Marina. Her expertise in acupuncture and holistic healing is unmatched, and she always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provide personalized recommendations.The acupuncture sessions themselves are incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. Marina's gentle touch and precise needle placement always leave me feeling calm and rejuvenated. She also incorporates other techniques, such as cupping, which have been very beneficial for my overall health and wellbeing.In addition to her skill as an acupuncturist, Marina is also a wonderful person to work with. She is warm, friendly, and genuinely cares about her clients' wellbeing. I always leave our sessions feeling refreshed and uplifted, both physically and mentally.Overall, I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone looking for high-quality acupuncture and personalized care. Thank you, Marina, for your exceptional service and dedication to helping others achieve optimal health!
Miha haMiha ha
18:35 27 Mar 23

Wet Cupping Therapy in Brooklyn - FAQ

Before your Wet Cupping Therapy session, it’s important to hydrate well and have a light meal. Avoid consuming caffeine or alcohol and ensure you’re well-rested. Make sure to discuss your medical history, medications, and any allergies with your therapist.

After a Wet Cupping session, it’s normal to feel relaxed or rejuvenated. You might notice some bruising or redness on the skin, which should disappear within a few days. It’s important to keep the area clean and avoid strenuous activity immediately after the session to promote healing.

Although the process of Wet Cupping involves incisions, it’s usually not described as painful. The practitioner generally applies a local anesthetic before making the incisions, so the patient primarily feels a slight pressure or suction sensation.
A typical Wet Cupping session usually lasts between 20 to 40 minutes. However, the duration might vary depending on the individual’s condition and the number of cups used.

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