shopping cart    |    order tracking    |    my account



Inflammation: Causes and Treatments

Inflammation is a response that the body experiences after certain traumas such as irritants, burns, infection, injury, or damaged cells. We experience inflammation in various parts of the body such as organs, on the skin, or on joints. It is most commonly characterized by swelling and pain afflicting a particular area of the body.

Inflammation is actually white blood cells and antibodies reacting to foreign substances. So, swelling is the body’s way of healing. During inflammation, chemicals are released into blood or tissues by white blood cells. This causes pain, which is what we typically associate with inflammation beyond swelling. Pain is of course a common response in the body meant to make you aware that inflammation is occurring and care must be taken to healing the issue.

Swelling, warmth around the swollen spot, redness, stiffness, and joint pain are all characteristics of inflammation. Some individuals also experience seemingly unrelated symptoms such as fatigue, low energy, loss of appetite, and stiffness of the muscle. Because the body is fighting a foreign invader of some sort, these symptoms actually make a great deal of sense. When the body is fighting a disease, these symptoms are typically present.

There are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. Chronic inflammation is prolonged over a long period of time. During chronic inflammation, the tissue experiences a simultaneous destruction and healing. Acute inflammation, however, is an initial body response to harmful stimuli marked by increased blood flow to the inflamed tissues. Acute inflammation is not long lasting.

Inflammation can be treated in a variety of ways, and often the recommended treatment will differ depending on the cause of the inflammation itself. Analgesics and NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen or aspirin) are used to help bring swelling down and to relieve pain. Heat and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, physical therapy, and traction are other forms of treatment.

There are also many natural remedies that people have turned to for many years for help with the pain and swelling associated with inflammation. Natural remedies, as opposed to prescription drugs, have a low incidence of side effects and are therefore the preferred method of treatment by many.

Some natural treatments include:
Filipendula almaria or Meadowsweet: is said to have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties
Symphytum officinale or Comfrey: is said to help a variety of different types of wounds and injuries heal.
Arincia, Magnesium phosphoricum: Both Arincia and Magnesium phosphoricum are said to have tissue healing and powerful anti-inflammatory properties. They are also used to help to promote relaxation.

If inflammation persists, regardless of the type of treatment being used, a doctor should be consulted to see if further or different treatment is necessary. In some extreme cases inflammation can require long-term treatments such as physical therapy and/or surgery. Although most inflamed areas are minor and do heal with some over the counter treatments, it’s always a good idea to keep your eye on the injury and consult a physician should anything out of the ordinary occur.

about ateevia
our story
   • pain / anti inflammatory
   • skin care
   • pain / anti inflammatory
   • skin care
condition treatment
skin care
pain / anti inflammatory
   • arthritis / arthritic joints
   • carpal tunnel syndrome
   • tendinitis / tennis elbow
   • plantar fasciitis
   • bursitis
   • sport strains and bruises
   • myalgia / lower back pain


in the press
related articles

additional information

user guide

contact us
terms and conditions
terms of sale
terms of use

privacy policy
shipping and delivery
returns and refunds
Ateevia Botanica 2018 © All Rights Reserved Design and Development by Graphic Advance