Chad_Dupuis is offering you very sound advice. Adopt an “anti-inflammatory diet” first and foremost:
- Eat low on glycemic index (cut out 90% or more of flour, white rice, sweets, etc.)
- Cut out intake of Omega-6 essential fatty acids (corn, soy, wheat), and boost intake of Omega-3 EFA’s (chia, flax, grass-fed beef/lamb, sardines, etc.)
Such a diet will typically take ~50% of inflammatory pain off the table, making what’s left a lot easier to treat/manage. Consider it a sine qua non foundation for recovery.
Upon this foundation you can reframe use of yang-ish anti-inflamm supplements/spices like ginger; or balance them with more yin food choices. As Dr. Chad said, you can then add a yin herbal formula to the mix.