Help for Inflammation

May 30 2017
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird
A practitioner setting needles into a patient's knee with a supply cart and three other sleeping patients in the background.

Inflammation is a natural reaction to physical trauma or injury, and a key part of the immune response to heal wounds and fight infection. Unregulated or “out-of-control” inflammation, however, can contribute to serious health problems. Fortunately, acupuncture can treat both body-wide inflammation including allergic responses (asthma, sinusitis, and colitis for example) as well as more local inflammation like tendonitis or a sprain that just isn’t getting better.