Matthew Fellner DACM, L.Ac.
Inflammation is a buzz word that is gaining traction throughout the medical and wellness industry. Inflammation has been implicated as the cause for almost every kind of illness and disease today from allergies to arthritis to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. And recent research is suggesting that many of the post COVID health related issues may stem from inflammatory processes that linger after the disease runs its course. Reducing inflammation will not only make you feel more vibrant and healthy, but will significantly reduce your likelihood of suffering from a chronic disease. Inflammation is most likely caused by an imbalance of bacteria and fungi in the GI tract, but can also be caused by:
- Environmental toxins
- Poor diet
- Lack of adequate sleep and/or exercise
Many people don’t realize that over exposure to stressful situations can cause a near permanent elevation of inflammatory chemicals in the body.
Combatting inflammation requires a combination of proper diet, exercise, proper sleep habits, and stress reduction. Acupuncture can be a powerful tool in your fight against inflammation. Acupuncture has been proven to promote circulation and release many anti-inflammatory chemicals including dopamine, adenosine, and endomorphin. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and drug free treatment option that will help you:
Feel less pain
Have greater circulation
Respond better to stress
A 2014 Rutgers Medical School study published in Nature Medicine showed that acupuncture can directly stimulate the release of cytokines and dopamine and shows potential benefits for treating all inflammatory diseases.
Science Newsline Medicine February 24, 2014