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How Inflammation Affects Your Health & Body:

What Inflammation Is & What Causes It?

Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection. It is how the body responds when attempting to protect itself from harmful substances, and a mechanism that helps promote healing and restoration.

In its acute phase, it is short-lived and usually resolves on its own over a short period of time. However, it can become chronic if it persists beyond several months and can lead to more serious health conditions and multiple systems that could last a lifetime if left untreated.

The most common causes of inflammation are infections, injuries, allergies, and autoimmune diseases. It can also be caused by physical stress on the body or pollutants like chemical irritants in the environment.

Chronic inflammation can be brought about through acute or gradual onset. It is often a contributing factor to diseases like Alzheimer's, Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Obesity, and Osteoarthritis.

According to The Journal of Inflammation, the five signs of inflammation from which diagnoses are made are as follows:

  • redness,

  • swelling,

  • heat,

  • pain,

  • loss of function in the affected area.

How To Contribute to Reducing Inflammation in Your Body?

Inflammation can be reduced by taking care of your health and following a healthy lifestyle. This includes staying hydrated, incorporating a diet that contributes to reducing inflammation, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep.

Studies have shown that individuals who are considered to be overweight have a greater chance of developing joint inflammation, so maintaining a healthy weight is important.

Managing lifestyle factors can also decrease the risk of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, gout, and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Reducing your exposure to certain chemicals found in air pollutants can also be helpful. Using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter in your home or office to remove particles and contaminants before they enter your lungs.

How Red Light Therapy Reduces Inflammation?

Red Light Therapy was developed over 60 years ago but has been used more recently in the last 12 years. It has been proven to be effective in reducing pain, stiffness, and inflammation in your body. It is a non-invasive, painless treatment with numerous benefits which help reduce adverse effects and manage conditions like chronic pain, arthritis, muscle soreness, and even skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Red Light Therapy has also been shown to increase mitochondrial activity in cells by increasing ATP production, which is a molecule that provides energy for all cellular processes. The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells. They produce energy for the cells and convert food into energy. The mitochondria are also responsible for repairing damaged cells and removing toxins from the body.

Red Light Therapy reduces inflammation at the cellular level and combining this therapy with the lifestyle changes your body is asking for can provide the relief you’ve been seeking. It can also shorten recovery times for post-surgical and post-workouts.

Our clients have seen positive results from the therapy received using our targeted protocols, and our facilitators are here to ensure proper protocols are in place to attain the best possible results during your healing process.

A.J. Harewood

Schedule your free session with us here at The Wellness Center today! We’re here to help!


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