How can green tea reduce pain?

Howard S. Smith
Pain Medicine
In a study presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, researchers found that green tea may help block the arthritis-inflammatory response. Green tea contains a type of polyphenol known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG that inhibits the expression of the interleukin-8 gene, which is a substance that signals the body’s white blood cells and other mediators to promote inflammation. Researchers theorize that “more may be better” when it comes to drinking green tea to help reduce pain and stiffness.

Continue Learning about Pain Treatment

The Pain-Fighting Power of Saffron
The Pain-Fighting Power of Saffron
Did you know it takes 70,000 to 250,000 purple saffron crocuses to make one pound of the amber-red seasoning (it’s made from dried stigma, the part of...
Read More
What is cold laser therapy?
Steven Shoshany, DCSteven Shoshany, DC
Cold laser therapy is approved by the FDA for the temporary relief of pain. In this video, chiroprac...
More Answers
What is disc decompression?
Gary E. Kraus, MDGary E. Kraus, MD
Intervertebral discs are shock absorbers which act as cushions between the vertebral bodies of the s...
More Answers
Help Relieve Pain With Strong Relationships
Help Relieve Pain With Strong Relationships

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.