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We keep hearing we should stay away from sugar and find
natural alternatives, but sugar may not always be our foe.
In fact, sugar injections could possibly help relieve chronic
joint and muscle pain.
The method of injecting patients with dextrose (sugar wa-
ter) is known as prolotherapy, which promotes inflammation
in an injured tissue. But how can this be if inflamma-
tion is the source of the problem?
It turns out
the process can trigger the
body's natural healing response.
Naturopathic doctor at the Rocky Mountain Wellness Clin-
ic in Colorado, Dr. Matthew Brennecke weighs in: "This may
sound counterintuitive, as that [inflammation] is what we ide-
ally want to avoid, but there is a method to our madness," he
said via email. "Sugar brings about inflammation in the body.
When you inject it, you can localize where that inflammation
Brennecke, who specializes in chronic disease management
and regularly uses natural medicine therapies, said the im-
mune system responds to the inflammation and swarms the
damaged joint space, ligaments and tendons in the inject-
ed area and repairs the tissues in that area, thus promoting
growth of new ligaments or tendon fibers.
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