Monday, September 11, 2017

Let's Talk About Pain: Inflammation


Oh inflammation, you should really start taking me on dates before you show up unannounced. Amirite?!

When I was first diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica the key word that was always being used was inflammation. Essentially, NMO is inflammation of the spinal cord and optic nerves. But, unlike common inflammation from exercises or injury, my inflammation is different. Because my body is physically weak (and out of shape) from years of medications, laziness, and triumphs I've become prone to any and all types of inflammation. If you're looking to bust out from pain chain, then look no further. EOs gotcha covered, friend.

When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body's white blood cells are released into the blood or affected tissues to protect your body from foreign substances. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area of injury or infection, and may result in redness and warmth.

Inflammation sucks. No other way to say it. It's an annoying tug of "hey... you can't do that right now, you hurtin' my friend." Ugh. I don't have time for it. I'm too busy with life to worry about it. I know you are too. While I still keep my medicine mount stocked with that I need, I use it in combination with essential oils to cut down on what put into my body.

Do you deal with inflammation? Are you willing to try these oils and products?

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