INFLAMMATION by Vickie Kline

Anyone who suffers from inflammation understands the Latin origin, “inflammo,” meaning “I set alight, I ignite“. Inflammation is the body working to protect an area that has been injured by developing a protective tissue around the area. This could be from chronic arthritis, an injury or broken bone, pulled muscles, etc. Inflammation shows symptoms of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function. So the description of “feels like someone holding a blow torch against my skin” is very accurate. The area will appear red and swollen and be tender to touch.

When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, the body will try to heal itself through a biological response to try to remove it. Inflammation is different from an infection, which is caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungus. The inflammation is the body’s response to an infection.

For more information on inflammation and how to treat it, join the staff at Innerworks Holistic Health Center (Wichita, KS) this Saturday. There will be informational presentations and testing available throughout the day. See the flyer for additional info of all Innerworks is offering.

Strive to be healthy!

Info shared courtesy of Medical News Today

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