Inflammation and Arthritis

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Decrease Inflammation with Natural Medicine

Inflammation is an underlying cause of most health conditions. We specialize in finding the root cauxe of the inflammation for faster healing.

Symptoms of Inflammation: Joint pain, hypothyroid, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, hormone imbalance, insomnia, high cholesterol, digestive problems (bloating and gas), immune disorders, swelling of feet and hands, fatigue, bronchitis, chronic health conditions.

Triggers of the Inflammatory Response: hormone balance, diet, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal hormones, toxicity, infections, and allergies.

Hormone Imbalance

Inflammatory responses (inflammation with pain) are common with the imbalance of hormones. Joint pain, sciatica, back pain, fibromyalgia, shoulder pain, and chronic pain conditions may be aggravated. Each individual may experience different severities of symptoms.

Diet

The food that you eat can be one of the primary triggers of the inflammatory response causing pain in joints, muscles, and the spine. This may explain why vegetarian and allergy modified diets have been helpful for some people in improving pain and inflammation, especially those with arthritis.

Gastrointestinal Tract and Low Grade Infections

Fifty to seventy percent of the immune system is found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. If there is a digestive disorder (bacteria, yeast, parasites, maldigestion), the immune function in the GI tract can be hampered. This can start a chain reaction: 1. the digestive disorder creates an immune weakness making the GI tract susceptible to infections, 2. due to immune weakness the body forms antigens (allergic reactors) against foods, 3. allergies can increase and can cause an autoimmune inflammatory process to begin. Rheumatoid arthritis is an example of an inflammatory disease that has been related to digestive disorders and a hyper-reactive autoimmune response. Less severe inflammation and pain can also be caused by GI tract disorders.

Adrenal Hormone System

The adrenal system is another important regulator of the inflammatory response. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. They produce hormones for the body’s “fight or flight response”. They also regulate the immune system, hormonal system, muscle integrity, sleep, connective tissue, and inflammatory response, among other things. When the adrenal glands are weak, damaged tissue from an injury heals more slowly, less completely, and inflammation will persist longer.

The adrenals will not be able to respond properly to help decrease pain and inflammation in your joints and body by producing cortisol, when they are weakened from prolonged physical or emotional stress. Other factors that contribute to adrenal weakness are sugar imbalance, menopause, pregnancy, lack of rest, and inappropriate diet and/or exercise.

The adrenals can be strengthened with the proper supplemental program and appropriate lifestyle changes. Pain and inflammation can also be alleviated with specific herbs and homeopathics, as well as manual treatment for the nerves and joints.

Toxicity

Toxic chemicals can build up in the tissues and contribute to inflammation. These chemicals can come from poor digestion, environmental toxins, poor diet, allergic responses to foods or airborne allergens, heavy metal toxicity (especially mercury), pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, or fungus, prescription drugs, and other sources. A medical researched detoxification program helps to release the toxins.

Allergies

Food allergies and airborne allergies contribute to inflammation. Testing and elimination of the food from the diet is the first step for treatment. The Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) treatment "turns-off the switch" so the body does not over-react to the substances and you can eat the food again.