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  • Arcadia Farber, L.Ac.

Is Depression an Inflammatory Disease?

New research is finding links between patients experiencing depression and elevated Cytokine levels. Cytokines are cell signalling molecules that aid cell to cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma. There is some new thought that treating depression with anti- inflammatory supplements or medications, may help in the treatment of depression.

While I believe that the emotional, situational, and chemical components to depression are important to address, it is interesting to look at the role of inflammation, and the possibility that adding in some anti- inflammatory supplements to your treatment plan, like Fish oil and Curcumin, may elevate your brain health and mood, and may play a more significant role in the treatment of depression.

Link to Aticle:

Arcadia Farber- Mill Valley- Acupuncture

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