What is behind the pain?

Everyone has had it, felt it, struggled to overcome it and have suffered with loved ones who still have it. PAIN. What is pain really

The most familiar types of pain are from sports injuries and flesh wounds but pain can also occur as a result of repetitive stress disorders, arthritis, bacterial/viral infections, poor digestion and even food allergies.

Inflammation is the culprit behind the pain. Inflammation is an essential aspect of the immune response and the healing process. It is a complex reaction that is set in motion by your immune system to protect the site of an injury or infection and promote healing.

It all begins with the small blood vessels in the area of an injury or infection. These little vessels will dilate and begin to leak fluid into the surrounding tissues causing swelling and heat in the area. Pain will result as circulation becomes impaired. Immune cells rush to the area and fibrin and other blood clotting factors are formed. Using Live Blood Cell Microscopy, we can see the fibrin and the resulting circulation impairments immediately. Normally this type of pain is short lived and is self-limiting.

This all makes sense for an injury but what is going on behind chronic pain? The kind that is there when you go to bed and is still there in the morning when you wake up no matter what you do. It is increasingly common for people, as we age, to abuse our bodies through chronic stress, poor diets, dehydration, and lack of exercise. These simple habits that we tend to ignore cause impaired circulation and reduce our body’s ability to remove the byproducts of inflammation. Over time, the only result is chronic inflammation and chronic pain. It is this mechanism that is at work, behind the scenes, in autoimmune disorders such as MS, Arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, chronic infections, allergies, and cardiovascular disease among many others.

NSAIDs, such as over the counter pain medications only mask the pain and actually increase the levels of fibrin and clotting factors in the blood.Their chronic can increase your risk of stroke and heart attack over time. This was proven back in 1997 by researchers at Harvard Medical School and several other authorities.

Improving your digestion is where it all starts. Out of the 3000 enzymes that are working in your body at every moment to keep you healthy, your digestive enzymes tend to decline as you age. Supporting that system is essential to any pain management program. Common digestive enzymes that break down fats and carbohydrates are important but the proteases that break down protein are what we need most to control inflammation in the body.

When taken orally, supplemental protease enzymes chew up that fibrin in the blood and separate the red blood cells so they can do their job more efficiently. Nutrition and detoxification of the body can begin again. These enzymes clear up excess swelling and edema, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.

Of course, taking some pills is never enough to get you pain free and on the true path to healing and longevity. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet, drinking plenty of clean room temperature water, identifying food and environmental allergies and committing to a daily exercise routine are a must in creating any pain management program.

Whatever your pain is, we at ONWC, have qualified Doctors and therapists who can create the best program for your personal body chemistry and situation. Let us do the work and all you need to do is just simply follow the routine and benefit from the many blessings that life has to offer, without your pain!

Shannon Kulhay,

Cert. Blood Microscopist

Cert. E.A.V.Allergy Tech.


Enzymes and Inflammation, Conaway, DC