Inflammation is common after exercising. Stress on your tendons, ligaments, fascia, and muscles is unavoidable, but how you deal with the inflammation in your body afterwards can help determine how well and quickly you recover. If you’re looking for a non-drug method to reduce inflammation, KAATSU might be a good choice for you.
Today I spent around 1.5 hours sparring at a kendo goodwill practice. The photo above is of my hands holding a shinai – the bamboo sword used in kendo matches. After an hour and a half my forearms were cramping and my hands were in rough shape. Since I was one of the senior players there, I was sparring the entire time. More junior players have to wait in line to play a senior player so they get to rest. No rest for wicked ‘ol me today 😉
Anyway, long story short, my hands were not happy with me gripping a sword for 1.5 hours. When I got home, I immediately put on my KAATSU in Cycle Mode. It’s been my experience that using KAATSU post-exercise makes me feel better, taking away the tiredness and any soreness in my limbs. This was particularly important for me after my Achilles tendon tear, so I use KAATSU faithfully after kendo.
CRP Levels Decrease with KAATSU
Inflammation in the body can be measured based on the level of C-reactive protein. This is released by your liver to help deal with inflammation in the body. Along with his colleagues at the University of Tokyo Hospital (cardiologists Dr. Nakajima and Dr. Morita), Dr. Sato noted “We have found that KAATSU Training and the KAATSU Cycle leads to a decrease in CRP (C-reactive protein) which is a blood test marker for inflammation in the body. CRP levels increase in response to inflammation.”
KAATSU probably isn’t top of mind to deal with inflammation post-exercise. A lot of folks use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil or Motrin to deal with inflammation. I used to do that, but after I started using KAATSU, I haven’t needed to take an NSAID for post-exercise inflammation relief.
I didn’t check my CRP levels, but after using KAATSU my hands were mostly back to normal. The pain in my extensor tendons when I tried to open my hand fully was gone and the stiffness in my joints had eased. I realize this is just my story of how KAATSU helps me, but it’s not just me. It’s tens of thousands of people worldwide who have been using KAATSU to help them feel better in myriad ways.
I hope you’ll consider trying KAATSU for yourself as a way to improve your health!