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The truth about Inflammation

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury or infection. It's a critical part of the healing process that involves the immune system sending white blood cells to the affected area to protect and repair tissues. While acute inflammation is a beneficial and necessary part of healing, chronic inflammation can have detrimental effects on your health.

Acute vs. Chronic Inflammation

  • Acute Inflammation: This occurs quickly and typically resolves within a few days. It's characterized by redness, swelling, pain, and heat at the site of injury or infection.
  • Chronic Inflammation: This is a long-term condition that can last for months or years. It can be silent and painless, attacking tissues at a cellular level, leading to various health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more.

The Impact of Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is linked to numerous health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Mood disorders like anxiety and depression
  • Autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's

Causes of Chronic Inflammation

Several factors can contribute to chronic inflammation, including:

  • Poor dietary choices
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

Managing Inflammation

At Luxiam Chiropractic, we believe in a holistic approach to health. We focus on reducing systemic stress and promoting overall well-being to help manage chronic inflammation. Our chiropractic adjustments can help regulate your nervous system, reduce stress, and improve your body's ability to heal.

We also offer low-level laser therapy with our Erchonia cold laser. This therapy helps reduce inflammation and pain by promoting cellular repair and enhancing blood flow to the affected areas. It's a non-invasive treatment that can be a valuable part of managing chronic inflammation. Please ask your Doctor at your next visit if you are interested in learning more!

Proper nutrition is essential for managing inflammation. Here are some of or favorite supplements for inflammation reduction:

Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric is a spice known for its bright yellow color and powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The active compound, curcumin, helps reduce inflammation by blocking inflammatory pathways and decreasing levels of inflammatory markers in the body.

Fish Oil (Omega-3 Fatty Acids)

Fish oil supplements are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, which have been shown to reduce inflammation. Omega-3s help balance the body's omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, which is crucial for managing inflammation. Regular intake of fish oil can reduce levels of inflammatory markers and improve overall cardiovascular health.


Ginger is a root with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It contains compounds like gingerol and zingerone that inhibit inflammatory pathways. Ginger can help reduce inflammation related to various conditions, including arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle Tips


  • Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables: Aim for a variety of colorful produce daily. Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables help combat inflammation.
  • Choose Healthy Fats: Opt for sources like olive oil, avocados, and fatty fish. Avoid trans fats and limit saturated fats.
  • Reduce Omega-6 Intake: Minimize consumption of omega-6 rich oils found in processed foods and replace them with omega-3 rich foods like flaxseeds, chia seeds, and fatty fish.
  • Limit Refined Carbohydrates: Reduce intake of white bread, pasta, and sugary foods. Choose whole grains and high-fiber carbohydrates instead.
  • Use Anti-Inflammatory Spices: Incorporate turmeric, ginger, garlic, and cinnamon into your meals.


Regular physical activity can help reduce inflammation. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. Activities like walking, cycling, swimming, and yoga can be beneficial.

Stress Management

Chronic stress can contribute to inflammation. Practice stress management techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness to keep stress levels in check.

Adequate Sleep

Ensure you get 7-9 hours of restful sleep each night. Poor sleep can increase inflammation, so maintaining good sleep hygiene is essential.

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At Luxiam Chiropractic, we are dedicated to supporting your journey to a healthier, inflammation-free life. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, please don't hesitate to contact us. Together, we can take proactive steps towards reducing chronic inflammation and enhancing your overall well-being.

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Luxiam Chiropractic

161 Country Estates Cir Suite 1B
Reno, NV 89511

(775) 900-7849