Turmeric is a spice commonly used in cooking, but did you know that this spice offers so much more… Today there are thousands of studies that suggest Turmeric has a powerful effect on our health. Research focuses primarily on curcumin (the main component of turmeric) and how it has the ability to reduce the effects of chronic inflammation and joint pain such as arthritis, along with many other benefits. Here at Perth Allied Health Clinic, our team of chiropractors and physiotherapists are strong advocates for natural supplementation, and turmeric is a superpower when it comes to helping chronic aches and pains.
Chronic Inflammation and Arthritis
Turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory. It is so powerful that some studies suggest it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. Turmeric works to block molecules that switch on inflammatory genes in our body. The blocking of these limits the build up of inflammation and therefore reduces the chronic nature of the inflammation. Inflammation is a complicated and difficult process to explain, so simply said, Turmeric fights inflammation at the molecular level.
Should I take a turmeric supplement?
Here at Perth Allied Health Clinic, our team of chiropractors suggest taking the natural route with assisting in reducing chronic inflammation and pain. Because of this, we recommend you as the patient try turmeric along with chiropractic care to help reduce joint pain and to assist you in living a happier, fuller and pain-free life. If you wish to purchase a good quality Turmeric supplement, speak to your chiropractor today and they will be happy to assist you.