Acupuncture Lausanne | Jonathan Shubs
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Acupuncture clinic treating over 1000 clients since 2006



We can help for
Mental health, asthma, headaches, menstrual discomfort, digestive problems, high blood pressure, back pain, arthritis, stress and more…

What disorders does acupuncture treat?


All types of pain. From Back (sciatica, lumbago) to headaches, to all muscles, joints, and bone pain. Simple effective treatments with immediate relief is what acupuncture can offer.


Whether seasonal or environmental, acupuncture acts on the symptoms (nose, eyes, breathing, skin) and on the underlying issues. This two-pronged approach brings immediate relief and long-lasting effects.

Women’s Health

Periods should not be painful, and suffering is not normal. Acupuncture helps promote regular periods and reduce premenstrual symptoms and pain. A healthy cycle is an important factor in fertility.

About me

Jonathan Shubs


My acupuncture adventure started when I was 12 years old. Having seen my parents undergo three hip operations, 2 cancer treatments, and being diagnosed as diabetic in a period of three years I was confronted, at this early age, with the need to find a better way to help people live a healthy and full life. The symptomatic treatments that my parents underwent brought me to the realisation that a holistic approach to health would be more beneficial. At the same time being confronted with ones parents being in ill health also leads to questioning of ones understanding of the world around us.


My philosophical undertaking of understanding started at the age of fourteen and took me on a journey that eventually led to ancient Chinese philosophy. Against this backdrop of searching for meaningful ways to help people live a healthy balanced life and coupled with an attraction to ancient Chinese thought, the acupuncture world became the obvious career path.


Having the opportunity to study under Daniel Deriaz at the start of my academic career introduced me to the various types of acupuncture that existed and opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities.

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Acupuncture; one of the world’s oldest forms of healing…
With its origins dating back more than 5,000 years to ancient China, acupuncture continues to be a primary method of medical treatment today.

Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. The focus of acupuncture is on improving the overall well-being of the patient, rather than only the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy, known as Qi, moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin.


Qi consists of equal and opposite qualities—Yin and Yang—and when these become unbalanced, illness may result. By inserting hair-thin needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing response and helps restore its natural balance. The flow of Qi can be disturbed by a number of factors, including poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infection, poisons, trauma, and emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear, and grief.


The principal aim of acupuncture in treating the whole person is to restore the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

What people say

“I am probably the most reticent person when it comes to anything that would approach needles, but with Jonathan, it’s simple.”


Corinne W.

“Jonathan’s approach is professional and friendly, but rather than words, just go and try…”


Rodolphe D.

“Let me put this simply, Jonathan is close to a miracle worker. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!”


Bertrand C.

What is meant by
holistic medicine?

Holistic medicine is a system that examines the patient's complete pattern of illness. This includes lifestyle, emotions, diet, the balance of internal organs, and so forth. Holistic medicine does not treat only the symptoms of illness; it treats causes as well.

Does acupuncture hurt?
Is it safe?

Generally speaking, no. Most people feel very little discomfort. However, we all respond differently to sensory stimulation and some people may experience mild numbness, heaviness, distension, and soreness. Acupuncture is extremely safe when practiced properly. In addition, acupuncture can work along with, as well as enhance, your other medical treatments.

Why should I
try acupuncture?

If you are interested in your overall well-being, or are suffering from an acute ailment or chronic disease, and are looking for a method of treatment that does not require prescription medication, or you've tried other methods of treatment and they have not worked, acupuncture may be right for you.

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Biography, cont.


Upon completion of my formal acupuncture training I went on a quest to learn and acquire as many different styles and techniques that I could. This ranged from Worsley style 5 element, to Manaka Japanese style acupuncture, to Master Tung acupuncture, to Korean Sa’am 4 needle technic, and finally to Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan and his balance method. It was with Dr. Tan that I was able to find a common thread between these different styles which allowed me to combine them into practical clinical treatments.


Parallel to my acupuncture career I have developed a teaching career first as an English language trainer and then as head of the academic department of a language school. Over 15 years of teaching experience in various fields (language, teaching tools, teaching approaches, etc.) have allowed me to create a teaching style that motivates and engages participants to acquire the information being taught in a very natural way.


I currently reside in Lausanne, Switzerland where I have my own private practice and am the trainer for professional development courses at the Académie des Arts Thérapeutiques in Geneva where I teach acupuncture and Chinese medicine as well as clinic management and patient-therapist relationships.



Biographie, suite


Arrivé en Suisse, j'ai commencé une formation d’acupuncture à l'école Shao Yang, spécialisée en médecine traditionnelle chinoise (MTC). Je complète constamment cette formation et élargi ma compréhension de la MTC en suivant des formations continues et des stages adressés aux acupuncteurs, notamment dans les domaines de l'acupuncture japonaise, coréenne et des 5-éléments.


En parallèle à mes études d’acupuncture, j’ai continué à pratiquer le Tai-chi et le Qi Qong. J’ai été formé par le Professeur Zhi-Zhong Wang de l’Université de Pékin et par le Professeur Mingchun Mao de l'Université de Shanxi. Grâce à ces deux maîtres, je suis arrivé à un niveau qui me permet d'enseigner le Tai chi et le Qi Gong, y compris à des fins thérapeutiques.


Mon but a toujours été d’ouvrir un espace dans lequel je pouvais allier mes compétences en acupuncture avec le Tai-chi et le Qi Qong afin de soigner des personnes. Ce projet a été finalisé avec l’ouverture d’un cabinet à Lausanne.


J’ai été très touché par l’accueil que m’ont réservé les Lausannois. Ma clientèle est fidèle et c’est un plaisir d’offrir mes compétences aux personnes afin d’améliorer leur santé et de leur faire découvrir les bénéfices de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise.