Both cupping therapy and acupuncture are used to treat a broad range of symptoms, relieve pain and promote healing. Most people wonder how cupping therapy differs from acupuncture procedures. At Bellabaci Cupping Therapy we offer natural effective cupping treatments. We have therapists all over the world using our natural and effective Cupping Therapy Products, such as the Bellabaci Genies, Cups, Mitts, Cremes and Kits.
Cupping vs. Acupuncture
Complementary and alternative medicine options are on the rise in the U.S and abroad. According to Mayo Clinic, nearly 40 percent of adult patients say that they had used complementary and alternative medicine techniques.
Acupuncture has been one of the more well known alternative medicine practices over the past few decades, offered in health service providers offices. But there’s a new kid on the block looking to offer patients another route towards relief – the natural and effective cupping therapy!
The traditional form of cupping therapy involves placing cups on your skin for a few minutes. A vacuum is created within them, and it causes your skin to rise due to suction. This, in turn, causes your blood vessels to expand and increases blood flow.
Cupping therapy and acupuncture have similar goals in that they aim to relieve pain by mobilizing blood flow to the area, encouraging the body’s natural healing properties.
But how is cupping therapy different than acupuncture procedures? How is it similar?
- Both practices have origins in Asia. Chinese and Egyptian medical textbooks dating back to B.C. have many entries detailing the procedures.
- The duration of these treatments is between 10-30 minutes.
- Patients who have tried cupping and acupuncture do so, hoping to find relief from migraines, high blood pressure, and depression and more
- Cupping therapy uses materials on the surface of the skin, while acupuncture uses needles through the skin. While these needles are small and hardly felt, they are inserted at various depths to pinpoint areas that could help with treatment.
- Acupuncture may use heat or electric pulses during treatment.
- Cupping can either be dry or wet. Wet cupping involves controlled medicinal bleeding to draw out toxins.
While cupping therapy continues to work on establishing itself as an alternative treatment method, many practitioners of acupuncture recommend partnering cupping therapy with acupuncture to get the best of both worlds.
Ultimately, we would recommend cupping treatment as it works best for your mind and your body., as well as offers multiple benefits to make your daily life better.
How did Bellabaci Cupping Therapy get started?
Keren Trabelsi is the originator of the Bellabaci Body and Facial Massage Systems and CEO of Bellabaci International, a South African company located in Cape Town. Keren is an experienced, certified therapeutic massage therapist, beauty and health spa owner, wife and mother to two beautiful girls.
Bellabaci Cupping therapy offers multiple benefits!
For those that suffer from poor digestive health, cupping therapy would help aid their plight. For treatment, the warmed cups are often placed along the abdominal area, which can either be over the stomach, around the kidneys or bladder.
Proper digestive health care should always involve abdominal massages or cupping therapy. A two-minute cupping massage can create the necessary physical manipulation to cause relaxation and comfort in the abdominal area. A study done by the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine found that cupping helps lift the tension from muscles to offer a relieving sensation.
While you can avoid most of the factors that cause wrinkles, their eventual formation is unavoidable. What you can do to maintain a youthful appearance and radiant skin is to reduce the fine lines and stretch marks with a proficient anti-aging skincare solution.
With our Bellabaci Facial Cupping system, combined with the Genie in a Bottle massage lotions, you are sure of a non-invasive solution to your stretch marks. We also have the Bellabaci Cellulite Be Gone 3-Step Kit that helps to fight off the stretch marks. The Cellulite Be Gone Genie can be applied twice daily to the target areas.
We also have the Bellabaci cups that are widely used at luxury spas and at homes. The Bellabaci cups have cumulative benefits so make time at least 2-3x weekly. You need just a few minutes. So grab your cups while watching TV, lying in bed or even in the shower using your shower gel and apply the Genie after drying the skin.
Cupping therapy is an age-old technique used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used to treat a variety of ailments, including pain associated with fibromyalgia. This ancient technique includes suctioning heated glass cups which are then applied to the body.
The heat creates a vacuum which releases toxins and clears any blockages. It also activates the lymphatic system. This is important to help fight infections from viruses or bacteria.