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Natural Therapeutics Can Mitigate Pain and Inflammation

As an expert in natural medicine, Dr. Jillian Finker took a dose of her own “medicine” when she broke her thumb in 2019. She was able to mitigate the pain and inflammation solely using natural therapeutics.

“Omega 3 fatty acids, curcumin, ginger, and anthocyanins were all therapies that I utilized which can be used in general for pain,” she says. “Anthocyanins are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and can be used in high doses without too many contraindications. Curcumin has been shown to inhibit several pro-inflammatory mediators and can help with the pain. Ginger is more well known for its anti-emetic properties, but it’s also a potent anti-inflammatory and cox 2 inhibitors. And of course, fish oils or omega 3 fatty acids have been shown in several studies to help with joint pain and migraines, as well as other painful ailments.”    

Licensed as a naturopathic doctor in Connecticut, Vermont, and Arizona, Finker combines the latest scientific information along with natural therapeutics—including nutrition, supplements, homeopathy, and various other techniques—to help heal her patients’ health problems. She has more than 15 years of clinical experience guiding patients back onto their path of wellness through individualized treatments.

A member of the executive board of directors for the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Finker specializes in women’s health, helping females with various hormonal problems ranging from PMS to infertility. She also specializes in helping patients with thyroid issues, gastrointestinal problems, and anxiety. 

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