Acupuncture for Inflammation and Aging

Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system against injury and invasive pathogens, but sometimes this defense system overreacts to harmless stimuli, especially as we age. In fact, chronic inflammation can take the form of some serious health issues, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and certain auto-immune diseases. Acupuncture for inflammation and aging is a natural way to treat the symptoms and underlying causes of these uncomfortable and often painful conditions.

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.