People are advised to practice mindfulness meditation / breathing techniques for stress reduction which is considered to indirectly help with chronic inflammatory diseases also such as allergies, autoimmune diseases e.t.c. (in the long run).
On the other hand the medical prescription for the same (the above inflammatory diseases - arthritis, allergy, auto immune diseases) happens to be corticosteroid which contains cortisol- the stress hormone itself.
Is it not contradictory here? Of so what is the effect of stress and its hormones on inflammation?
P.S. Pardon me if there's any mistake here since I am not from medicine background. But I was a bit curious seeing this irony here.