Cupping for Sciatica

Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia may not be a term that is well understood but one thing is clear, the pain, for some, can be unbearable. Symptoms can range from a mild tingling in one side of the body or leg, to a sharp burning sensation to an electric shock or jolt.

Sciatica is not a disease but a group of symptoms that stem from the compression of one of the 5 spinal nerve roots or the left or right (or both) sciatic nerves. This may lead to pain and inflammation in the lower back, buttocks and legs. Usually a pins and needles sensation is reported and it may become difficult to move or control parts of the body.

Treatment usually, but not so successfully, includes medication like analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for example, ibuprofen. If, after 6 weeks no improvement is seen, then epidural steroid or Botox injections are used. As a last resort, surgery becomes an option to remove the bone spur causing the compression.

A more natural approach for relief and pain management is the ancient tradition of Cupping. Cupping works up to 4 inches deep into the body and helps to decrease inflammation and improve blood stagnation. Heated glass cups are put on specific points on the body and the vacuum it created pulls up the tissue resulting in instant pressure relief. Blood circulation is increased, which brings along fresh oxygen and nutrients to facilitate healing.

The Bellabaci Cups offers an at home system where you can treat yourself anytime, anywhere without having to go to a practitioner, which can become very costly. The Bellabaci System is made out of 100% pure medical grade silicone, is easy to use and cannot break. Just squeeze the cup and set it down on the areas of pain and points shown on the diagram. They are versatile as well to use as a massage tool, just apply some oil to the area of pain and you can massage and drain excess fluids from the area. Always work towards the heart when massaging. Relief is at your fingertips.

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Points for Sciatica on left side: 1, 11, 13, 27, 52, 55 and the areas of pain
Points for Sciatica on right side: 1, 11, 12, 26, 51, 55 and the areas of pain