Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the system of using plants to address
human disease. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Tonawanda osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone
OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD
Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA
scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Tonawanda women are prompted
to check the status of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are controlled
by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels
drop which increases their fracture risk. In a new study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance
fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density rose as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation finds these to be beneficial results
for Tonawanda osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Tonawanda chiropractic treatment plans at
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation are based on well-done research studies and experience. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its goal is to measure the effect of ginger and
turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and
osteoporosis biomarkers for post-menopausal
women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Tonawanda
nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep growing!
FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used
for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more
than 1000 years. It has been around a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may come from the influence
FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal
changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears
to influence that. As a bonus
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to boost the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Tonawanda chiropractic appointment
with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.