Holistic Therapist

What do you think of when you hear the work” inflammation”?. If you are like most people you will recall a time when you sprained an ankle or strained a muscle. You may have experienced swelling and pain and were told by your doctor  or therapist to take an anti-inflammatory medication, use ice and elevation. This is a relatively common,  and self-limiting reaction that eventually leads to healing.

Inflammation is the body’s natural, normal defensive response to a tissue injury. A typical inflammatory response has recognizable hallmark characteristics of redness, heat, swelling and pain. While the mechanisms are a bit complex,  It is important to understand the basic processes involved, or the  cascade of events that occur when the body is in this state we term “inflammation”.  I will simplify the explanation with just some essential facts.

The inflammatory response is the body’s elaborate response to an insult. It is stimulated…

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