Cupping therapy is one of the oldest methods of therapy in the world, stemming from ancient China and is still a very popular, traditional Chinese method of therapy in today’s world.

Cupping therapy has a very holistic affect: the blood circulation is stimulated, physical tension is dissolved and physical pain and inflammation is reduced; cupping therapy can even stimulate the body’s inner organs to regenerate and heal themselves.

There are many different techniques to cupping therapy.

Christian Danner has partnered with many renowned specialists to find the perfect technique when it comes to equine cupping therapy. Together with his partners, Christian Danner has produced the most modern equine cupping machine on the market: the C-ITRONE 600. This machine allows the user to set the air pressure on an individual basis, which provides each mounted glass cup with the perfect amount of suction. The result is a wide range of benefits: increased blood flow circulation of the tissue, stimulation of the lymph flow, and strengthening of the immune system, as well as reduction of bodily tension, inflammation and stiffness. The body’s ability to regenerate, or, self-heal its inner organs can be stimulated through activating the horse’s nervous system and various reflex zones along the horse’s back.

The initial goal of cupping therapy is to strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself, activate the immune system, and stimulate the body’s natural detoxification process, bringing it to its healthiest and fittest form. Cupping therapy also activates the reflex zones along the horse’s back which are all connected to the inner organs through nerve cells. The elimination of physical pain and/or inflammation is achieved by counteracting the pain with an imitated pain caused by the suction from the glass cups. This ‘’imitated pain’’ causes the body to attack the site of the acute pain and encourages self-healing, resulting in the reduction or complete elimination of the physical pain or inflammation which was previously there.


C-ITRONE in use

What does cupping do with the horse?


Possible areas for treatment:

  • General aches and pains, and most importantly aches and pains on the basis of Qi stagnation and blood stagnation (tension, dislocation, sprains, herniation, back problems, lumbago, etc.)
  • Symptoms of blood stasis: Dolor (heat), Rubor (pain), Calor (redness), and Tumor (swelling).
  • Cramps or cold internal blood stagnation, symptoms of an abnormally cold body temperature
  • Fever, toxic heat or heat stroke, symptoms of an abnormally hot body temperature
  • Rheumatism, Arthritis (Bi-syndrome: wind and other complications)
  • Digestive problems: Meteorism, Tenesmus
  • Infection
  • Respiratory tract sickness


Possible positive effects

  • eliminates muscle tension and muscle stiffness
  • improves blood flow circulation
  • reduces aches and pains
  • improves the body’s lymph flow and ability to detox
  • increases oxygen supply of the skin, underneath the skin, and the connective tissue
  • activates metabolic performance in cells
  • strengthens the immune system
  • activates self-healing within the whole bodylbstheilungskräfte des Organismus
  • activates the reflex zones (Head Zones) stimulating the inner organs
  • harmonizes the entire nervous system
  • further supports the lymph flow in the removal of harmful toxins


The graphic on the left illustrates the most important points of stimulation on a horse. These points are identical on both sides of the horse. Placing multiple suction cups on the horse and using them all at the same time is a very effective way to give the horse an extensive therapeutic treatment.

The areas that are most important to treat are the upper and lower back region as well as the shoulder area and lumbar area.

The following aspects are also very important:


The general amount of time needed to treat each individual zone of the horse’s body is 5 – 10 seconds with the air pressure being set at a bar unit of 0.2 – 0.3. However, the air pressure may be set at a lower bar unit, which will increase the amount of time it takes to complete the individual body zones, up to 20 seconds. A bar unit of 0.7 may be used when treating the horse’s back. As a general rule, setting the unit bar above the maximum 0.9 should be prohibited.

A total of 10 – 15 minutes should be allotted for treating each side of the horse, with the complete treatment of the horse’s whole body not lasting longer than 20 – 25 minutes.


    Head-zones can be found all over the horse’s body and are located in the dermatomes– the skin segments which extend transversely along the spine in outgoing webs. Head-zones are responsible for many inner organs’ ability to receive reflexive connection. These reflexive connections allow pain or inflammation, coming from an inner organ, to surface at the skin areal, or head-zone. This is what is referred to as ‘’transmitted pain.’’ Stimulating the targeted areal can influence the inner organ to which it is connected to in a very positive manner.


    Stimulating specific anatomical points helps release endorphins into the blood circulation, which relaxes the muscles and prevents muscle spasms. Increased blood flow, an increase in the ability to absorb nutrients, and an increase in microbial metabolic product removal are just some of the many benefits resulting from muscle relaxation.


    Therapeutic treatment on the horse’s limbs is a great way to increase overall blood flow throughout the body; it also increases the oxygen content in the bloodstream and helps with the accumulation and storage of carbon dioxide needed to support the horse’s body tissue. This speeds up the body’s ability to transport nutrients to damaged body tissue while ridding itself of harmful metabolic toxins. Moreover, newly developed fibers are exposed, and the pain caused by sensitivity in the nerves is temporarily removed.

  • BACK

    Cupping therapy is performed primarily along the horse’s back. The reflex zones are found along the horse’s spine and hold the connection to the horse’s inner organs. Symptoms caused by the body’s failure to function properly will show up on the site of the malfunction. Hardening of the skin, thickening or swelling of the skin, and indentations in the skin all are indications that something is not right. Cupping therapy, when used specifically along the back, activates the inner organs, producing an immediate positive result on the body’s ability to effectively alleviate and improve skin symptoms.


    Cupping therapy can also be used as a holistic approach for healing stress-induced myopathies– or muscle diseases. The first stages of muscle disease will often come off as as muscle stiffness or muscle cramping in the neck, shoulders, back and croup area. Targeted areal treatment can ease the pain incurred from muscle disease for long-periods of time.


  • Lightweight and simple

    The C200 is a compact machine, measuring 40 x 50 x 26 cm (16 x 19.5 x 10 in.). Weighing only 10 kg (22 pounds) and designed with built-in rubber edge wheels, this machine is light to transport and easy to set up.


    The C200 is a compact machine, measuring 40 x 50 x 26 cm (16 x 19.5 x 10 in.). Weighing only 10 kg (22 pounds) and designed with built-in rubber edge wheels, this machine is light to transport and easy to set up.


    An extra utility case, completely lined with thick foam lining, is available for the safe storage of the cupping glasses.


    Use the green button to turn on/turn off the machine and use the blue button to activate the suction function. All parameters can be individually set as needed.



Aloe Vera

Since more than 2000 years Aloe Vera is used in medicine. With more than 160 active substances Aloe Vera has an effect on different complaints in the entire body. Problems with the musculoskeletal system, constipation or metabolic problems can be treated with Aloe Vera. Elements like vitamin A, C, D, E and B12 as well as different proteins and lipids break down the food and can help to stimulate the digestion and metabolism. This product of Aloe Vera also supports the respiratory tract, joints and anomalies in the skin texture. The saccharides support the immune system and the detoxification. It is also said to have an analgesic effect.
Aloe Vera can be used as a supplement as well as external on the horse – this way different goals can be reached. This product especially developed for the veterinary field is free from synthetic additives and is available in one liter or 2.5-liter bottles.



Wir freuen uns sehr, dass die Firma ATM das Schröpfen im Veterinärbereich und Alternativmedizin mit unseren Geräten C600, C200 in Ihr Lehrprogramm aufgenommen hat.
Zurzeit erstellt die Firma ATM ein Lehrbuch zur Schröpftherapie im Veterinärbereich und Alternativmedizin, das kurzfristig an die Schüler der ATM ausgegeben wird.
Wir danken Herrn Grafe für das Vertrauen.


Read here an interesting report about the application of equine cupping by Metavital.


Basic Set (inclusive)

The basic set consists of the three multi-functional glasses pictured above. This basic set of glass cups allows for the treatment of the horse’s neck, back and coup area.

Dog-set (inclusive)

Please make sure to change the pressure settings before treating the dog. As well as with horses, the glasses only remain with a maximum of 5-10 seconds on the dog.


An extra set consisting of three, smaller glasses, which are intended for the use of treatment on the horse’s front and hind legs, can be purchased separately. Those glasses are perfect to use for the sensitive parts of the legs. It is recommended to use the glasses for 5-10 seconds.


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