Pain can stop us from doing the activities we love. Controlling inflammation is a key to reducing pain. Sometimes inflammation can be invisible which is the case with many chronic diseases. While an acute injury causes recognizable signs of inflammation – swelling,redness, bruising, etc, chronic inflammation may not be as obvious and can occur because of sustained irritation that the immune system is unable to overcome. A great way to combat acute and chronic inflammation is by using the extract from the herb turmeric called curcumin. Turmeric on its own is not very absorbable so obtaining an extract form is the best way to use this herb. It has been used internally as an anti-inflammatory agent for thousands of years and is most effective for arthritic conditions, tendonitis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, intestinal inflammation, and pain generally.