Research has shown that massage can reduce the release of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as increase the production of serotonin – the body’s ‘feel good’ hormone. Massage can also limit the release of neurotransmitter substance P – which is linked to pain – and improve sleep. It’s similarly been shown to help increase hand grip strength and overall function of the joints, while releasing the toxic, inflammatory elements that cause swelling.
There is a common myth that the only treatment options for arthritis of the knee are Tylenol, Ibuprofen, steroid injections, or surgery. Amazingly, few people are aware of the many effective non-surgical treatments available for osteoarthritis in the knees. I would like to outline some treatments available at Reflex for chronic osteoarthritis of the knees: […]
Some people say the ancient therapy of acupuncture really works to relieve pain – now research backs them up It’s been about 2,000 years in the making, but acupuncture may now be propelled into the mainstream. New research shows that the two most common forms of arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis – are among […]