Hydrogen Therapy for Pain – Inflammation is the cause of pain. When there is an injury to or in the body this is a stimulus that tells certain other cell substances (inflammatory products) to go in and begin the healing process. Due to its size and characteristic, hydrogen has the ability to penetrate any cell membrane in the body.
Cytokines, NGF and pain There are many biochemical mediators involved in acute and chronic pain. Cytokines are proteins produced by the cells of the immune system that regulate the body’s response to disease and infection. There are pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines that, in a healthy body, maintain a delicate balance. When this balance is interrupted as it is in chronic pain, this situation is called a “cytokine storm,” or overreaction of the immune system. (Symptoms include fever, body aches and nausea, and stronger symptoms.)
NGF, or nerve growth factor found throughout the body, secondary to cytokines, also plays a major role in the amplification of pain signals. Clinically, NGF concentration is increased in chronic pain, conditions such as interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, arthritis, pancreatitis, chronic headaches, cancer pain, diabetic neuropathy, and non-cancer pain, suggesting that NGF signaling is ongoing.
Drinking hydrogen water and inhaling hydrogen gas saturates the cells and heals inflammation from the inside out. Bathing in hydrogen water gives an extra boost!
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