Acupuncture for inflammation works by affecting the body’s cytokines, proteins that the immune system produces to regulate how cells communicate with one another. Certain cytokines promote inflammation while others reduce it. Acupuncture has been shown to increase the latter and reduce the former. Regular acupuncture treatments also promote the release of endorphins in the body. These natural painkillers help bring pain levels
down to manageable levels so that patients do not need to take pain medications that can do more harm than good.
Do you suffer from inflammation or other age-related symptoms? Talk to Dr. Vivian Shou-Litman today.