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The Importance of Aiding the Inflammatory Response

Written By O'Keefe Chiropractic Center on May 12, 2021

Aiding InflammationIn most cases inflammation isn’t the enemy, yet there are many medications that treat it as such. The truth is inflammation is your body’s way of trying to heal itself. 

When you take an anti-inflammatory medication, you’re fighting the body’s natural healing process, thus slowing down recovery. So if you want to get rid of the pain, swelling and stiffness brought on by inflammation, then it’s time to learn from O’Keefe Chiropractic Center in Medford about how to work with your body. 

The Truth About the Inflammation

The inflammatory response is actually an immune response. So yes, you’re suppressing your immune system when you take anti-inflammatories you find at your pharmacy. You get inflammation when you’re sick or injured. It’s why you feel stiff and sore when you get the flu.

In regards to what’s happening at an inflamed site, Medline Plus wrote, “Damaged cells release chemicals including histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins. These chemicals cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. This helps isolate the foreign substance from further contact with body tissues. The chemicals also attract white blood cells called phagocytes that ‘eat’ pathogens and dead or damaged cells.”

As the damage clears out, inflammation and associated symptoms go down. Problem gone.

In emergency situations it’s critical to get swelling down. Other than that, it’s safest and healthiest to work with your body instead of fight it. Your best tools are nutrients proven to help naturally clear out an injury site so your body reduces swelling on its own.

Providing Nutritional Support for Inflammation and Healing

Since your body is made up of a lot of proteins, one of the most helpful nutrients you can get are proteolytic enzymes. These substances will go into an injury site and clear out the debris (damaged tissue) and get you on the path to healing faster. Turmeric, ginger, quercetin, and boswellia are other natural anti-inflammatories that pair well with proteolytic enzymes.

Get Safe, Effective Natural Anti-Inflammatories

The doctors at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center have studied the body and are knowledgeable in the area of alleviating Inflammation. O’Keefe Chiropractic Center can offer many natural ways to treat inflammation with all natural products and practices. Natural methods are less likely to cause ill effects to your overall health.

Have questions or ready to schedule an appointment? Call O’Keefe Chiropractic Center in Medford at (609) 654-4299 or go online and fill out a contact form.


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