Acupuncture (TCM)

(Traditional Chinese Medecine)


Acupuncture is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with Pharmacopoeia, TuiNa, Dietetics and QiGong.

Chinese Medicine is based on three essential pillars: Yin and Yang and the theory of the five elements, the theory of internal organs (Zang Fu) and the theory of the meridians (JingLuo).
From these interdependent pillars, other concepts are derived as well as numerous reading grids to understand the mechanism of the disease.

The system of meridians and the communication paths they represent are the main accesses that allow the acupuncturist to act on a substance, a tissue, a function, an organ, a system etc…

The aim of the treatment is to restore a harmonious functional balance, knowing that any imbalance over time will cause dysfunction and pain.

The anamnesis, observation of the tongue, palpation and pulse taking will allow to establish a diagnosis and to decide on the treatment.

The treatment is carried out with single-use (disposable) needles. In practice, cupping, moxibustion (artemisia) and TuiNa, the Chinese Medicine massage, are also used.


Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage
Taking care of yourself


Therapeutic massage combines several recognized techniques, mainly classical massage, and is performed on different parts of the body following the meridian paths of Chinese Medicine. The pressures applied are variable and the main objective is to release blockages to give the body the vitality it needs to function harmoniously again.

Its benefits are at all levels: first of all on the musculo-articular system (bones, muscles, tendons, joints), it releases tensions and positively participates in the reduction of pains. It stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, strengthens the immune system, promotes various functions such as digestion, elimination, skin tissue nutrition, etc…

Finally, its general action acting on the nervous system, it also provides a great physical and psychological relaxation, allowing to better fight against various disorders such as stress or insomnia.

Therapeutic massage is an ally in terms of health prevention and a precious tool in complement to medical treatment.

I use oils from organic agriculture, including a neutral base oil that is suitable for children and pregnant women.

Composition of the neutral organic massage oil :
100% certified organic vegetable oils, Ecocert and AB
Mixture of organic vegetable oils sesame, sunflower, apricot kernels, sweet almond
Guarantee :
– without essential oil
– no preservative
– no coloring agent
– no synthetic perfume
– no petrochemical derivatives (no paraffin or silicone)
– no raw material of animal origin
– not tested on animals

My career path

It was in 2003 that I discovered massage therapy, in the middle of preparing for a federal exam in personnel management. I was very surprised by the benefits of this practice, which allowed me to approach my exams more serenely.

In 2004, I started a training in Therapeutic Massage at Espace Mieux Être.
One of the first to receive massages is an atypical patient, my horse, an English thoroughbred reformed from the races that was given to me to avoid an unhappy end. He quickly metamorphosed, calmed down and became more confident. This unusual practice at the time attracted a few people and I began to massage riders, sometimes also their horses.
( see 4th paragraph before the end).

At that time I was working in the evening and during the weekend.

Curious and eager to learn an additional approach to mobilize energy in a more precise way, I became interested in acupuncture. Convinced by the power of this ancient art, I began training in 2013 at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Energy and Acupuncture and graduated in 2017. This was only the beginning of many other trainings and studies with qualified and certified people from China and Asia.

Passionate about the many discoveries I made during my training and personal endeavors, I opened my practice in January 2016.





Acupuncture (TCM)
ASCA certified (list of approved insurances) and RME certified (list of approved insurances)

Treatment 1h00 chf 120.-

Therapeutic Massage
ASCA certified (list of approved insurances)

Treatment 1h00
chf 120.-
Treatment 1h30
Treatment 0h30 : back massage chf 70.-

For the conditions of reimbursement of your treatment, please check directly with your complementary insurance.

My Contact

F. Ritter : Acupuncture (TCM) and Therapeutic Massage
Rue de Cornavin 11
1201 Geneva
Phone : 079 307 00 98
Email :

I work by appointment only.
You can reach me by phone, SMS, whatsApp or email to fix an appointment.

The practice is located on the upper ground floor : “ES” in the lift and exit on the left or at the top of the stairs on the right.
For the intercom, please scroll down the names to mine and press the “bell”.

Public transport
Tram : 14, 15 et 18
Bus : 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 25, 61, F, G+
Stops: Coutance, Goulard (at the bottom of the building) or
Gare Cornavin (3 minutes walk)

Public parking of the Gare de Cornavin
Parking of Manor
Parking of Centre Commercial des Cygnes