What does gut bacteria have to do with inflammationRecent scientific research is proving that gut bacteria (microbiome) play a huge role in many functions of the body including controlling inflammation. Gut bacteria communicate with your immune system, which is involved in regulating inflammatory responses. A new science is also showing that pathogenic (bad) bacteria can change how you perceive pain. The more “bad” bacteria you have in your gut the more sensitive you may be to pain.
Chinese and Western herbs that help to reduce pain and inflammationIn traditional Chinese medicine herbs such as Turmeric, Gingerand Boswelliahave been used for thousands of years to help invigorate the Blood and Qi(vital energy) to ease pain due to stagnation. Scientific evidence on the therapeutic use of Turmeric extract has grown significantly in the last few years. The extract of this herb otherwise known as Curcuminmay be used for chronic inflammatory conditions and pain.
Mr Vitamins recommends
Fusion Health Curcumin AdvancedThis highly bioavailable synergistic formula provides anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and cardioprotective actions. Other western and Chinese herbs that provide excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions and strengthening effect on ligaments, tendons and connective tissue include the following:
- Willow bark
- Hairy angelica
- Fang feng
- Large-leaf gentian
- White atractylodes