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Best Cupping Therapy in Singapore at Sin Kang TCM Clinic
SIN KANG TCM

Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that makes use of small, heated glass cups to create a vacuum on the skin. This suction pulls the skin and muscles up into the cup, which can help relieve pain, inflammation, and congestion in the body. Although cupping is well-known for these benefits, many individuals would be astonished to find out that it can also be used for slimming and weight loss as well.

Our physicians at Sin Kang TCM clinic have over 20 years of experience in cupping and can use this method to treat and manage your weight effectively. In most cases, combining Tui Na therapy before cupping can help relax the muscles further, enhance blood circulation and make the overall treatment more effective. Find out more about our TCM slimming services in Singapore.

Benefits of Cupping For Weight Loss

1. Enhances blood & Qi circulation

As we get older, our blood flow weakens, causing excess “dampness”, fluids and waste to accumulate in the body. Cupping can help to remove this stagnation in the blood by expanding the blood vessels with the suction force and heat, increasing the blood flow as a result. It also opens up the meridians so that there is a better flow of Qi. With the pulling of muscles and skin that is achieved in gliding cupping, the circulation of Qi in the body will be stimulated and directed. Improved blood flow helps to promote cell repair, and the increased blood flow will quickly flush away toxins such as excess water and waste in the body, while building Qi can help with boosting and raising the metabolism. All these will lead to weight loss.

2. Improves metabolism

A weakened circulatory system prevents the delivery of fresh blood to cells, tissues, and organs. Over time, these organs become more metabolically inefficient. Cupping opens up the connective tissues, allowing fresh blood to move around the body. These cells, tissues, and organs can then grow and repair themselves, in turn further improving the body’s metabolism and promoting healthy weight loss.

3. Loosens visceral fats

Visceral fat, also known as organ fat or intra-abdominal fat, is the type of fat that collects around the organs. Having too much visceral fat can increase the risk for health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Cupping affects tissues deep beneath the skin and can help to loosen the visceral fats nestling around the organs, breaking them down so that they can be easily metabolised.

4. Removes damp stagnation

In TCM, ‘dampness’ in the body is an indicator of an imbalance due to the excessive retention of water or moisture within. Both the external environmental factors (e.g., living and working in an airconditioned room) and the body's internal environment (e.g., drinking cold drinks) can cause dampness. This imbalance can lead to the inability of the body to remove excess water optimally, and be an indicator of underlying conditions such as digestive issues and sluggishness. The suction and heat from cupping can be leveraged to expel this dampness and clear out any heat-toxin substances. With excess dampness removed from the body through cupping, weight loss and slimming could be experienced.

5. Activates the lymphatic system

As mentioned, cupping has the ability to open up the stagnant points in the body, supporting a better flow of Qi and improving blood circulation. At the same time, cupping can improve lymph circulation by activating the lymphatic system. This helps to get rid of the excess fluid retention and toxins, making cupping a great way to support weight loss.

How can cupping help with weight loss?

In TCM, obesity or ‘holding on to excessive weight’ is attributed to a digestive system that is not functioning optimally. Aside from the above-mentioned benefits, cupping is known to relieve any digestive problems that are results from chronic stress, malnutrition, or a weakened immune system. This is possible because cupping can stimulate digestion by reactivating the digestive system and rejuvenating other internal organs that are not in optimal condition. This can not only improve bowel movements but also remove waste products from the body which can help with weight loss.

How is cupping different from other types of weight loss methods?

Cupping for weight loss by Sin Kang TCM is based on the combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom and modern medical advances. Compared to other methods of weight loss like crash dieting, we take a more holistic approach that seeks to bring balance to yin and yang while enhancing the body’s function. By eliminating stasis, and promoting Qi, blood circulation, detoxification, cupping can support your weight loss journey in a non-invasive way without much impact on your current lifestyle. Moreover, at our Sin Kang TCM clinics, we ensure that our clients receive safe and painless treatments that are 100% effective.

Our weight loss cupping specialists



At Sin Kang TCM, our team of experienced TCM practitioners and therapists will bring our vision of renewing your health and providing quality services to fruition. With over 20 board-certified TCM practitioners and highly qualified physicians and therapists, our knowledge and experience have seen us through several successful cases. Be it for weight management or TCM for weight loss, treatments and programmes offered by our weight loss cupping specialists are 100% safe and natural. Allowing clients to achieve weight loss through targeting underlying issues to improve health and basal metabolism, we not only aim to eliminate and reduce fat cells for slimming but also improve overall well-being.

Book an appointment with us to find out more about our other different weight management programmes in Singapore, such as Acupuncture and Lymphatic Drainage.

FAQs About Weight Loss Cupping

Why does weight loss cupping leave behind marks?

The distinctive circular marks left after a cupping session are common, usually painless, and will fade after approximately 2 weeks depending on the skin’s regenerative ability. These cupping marks are a discolouration of the skin that is the result of the blood vessels beneath the skin breaking. The colours of the cupping marks provide insight into the level of blood and Qi stagnation within the body as well as the accumulation of toxins and dampness.

Should I go for weight loss cupping treatments?

If you are looking for a painless yet effective method to support your weight loss journey, weight loss cupping is worth considering. Cupping can not only facilitate weight loss but also treat other issues such as tight muscles, headaches, and pains. However, it is crucial to note that while almost anyone can benefit from cupping, it is not necessarily suitable for everyone. Children, seniors, pregnant women, those on their menstrual cycle, and those with chronic conditions like diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure should be cautious and consult their physician before getting cupping treatments.

How many times should I go for cupping before I see any weight loss?

The frequency and number of sessions needed to see results differ for each individual as TCM is a highly individualised treatment based on your body’s needs and condition. Depending on how dark your cupping marks are in the initial stages, further treatments may be recommended until the colour of the marks during cupping are less severe. However, in general, it is recommended that cupping for weight loss is done 1 to 2 times a week.

Why choose Sin Kang TCM for weight loss cupping treatments?

Sin Kang TCM has been a provider of an affordable and comprehensive range of TCM treatments in Singapore for over 20 years. Our treatments are crafted by combining traditional TCM methodologies and modern medical advancements. Our weight loss cupping treatments are no different. With a team of board-certified practitioners in Singapore who will perform TCM practices for slimming and weight loss, you can rest assured that you will receive a suitable treatment plan and support.