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Murfreesboro Peppermint Comes to the Aid of Cognition & Appetite Regulation!

Peppermint candy canes...what lovely childhood memories they bring! Amazingly, peppermint is being found today to in fact be good for memory and cognition (as well as appetite control). The hint of peppermint pervades holiday décor, stockings, cocoa, and more! Most Chiropractic Clinic hopes for a peppermint-filled holiday for our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients that will make their journey to Murfreesboro back pain relief and neck pain relief more pleasant!


Researchers and healthcare professionals taking care of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment hope for effective, simple, safe-to-use-long-term therapies. Essential oils are potentially just such treatments. Essential oils are taken from nature’s herbs of which there are many sources that have low toxicity. Researchers propose that these function by reducing the neurotoxicity of amyloid beta (Aβ), anti-oxidative stress, managing the cholinergic (the part of the nervous system that processes acetylcholine) system, and improving neuroinflammation involving microglia (brain and spinal cord immune cells). (1) In a lab experiment with mice, researchers tested how smelling peppermint essential oil improved the ability to learn as well as retain memory as seen in hippocampal CA1 region neurons returning to normal and Aβ deposition lowering among other changes that may improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease. This study also shared a new term – metabolomics, the study of chemical processes involving metabolites (small molecules). In this study, such metabolites included arginine, proline, inositol phosphate, cysteine, and methionine. (2). We at Most Chiropractic Clinic found these quite fascinating!


Much like cognition and memory are associated with the brain, appetite is, too. Issues like obesity, diabetes, anorexia, bulimia nervosa are a few issues linked to appetite dysregulation. A review of published studies, many of which were studies done with mice, regarding essential oils or fragrant compounds that were reported to influence food intake and energy. Their findings: 11 essential oils and 22 fragrant compounds amplified appetite; 12 essential oils and 7 fragrant compounds shrank appetite. How? Several processes involving the sympathetic/parasympathetic nerves, leptin protein hormones, and more. They also noted that fragrance memory and cognitive processes may also contribute to appetite regulation. Nonetheless, they revealed hope for appetite regulation and eating disorders control using essential oils and fragrant compounds. (3) (We all know that being a bit overweight isn’t good for us, particularly not for those of us with Murfreesboro back pain even though Most Chiropractic Clinic is quite good at managing that!) Most Chiropractic Clinic would think our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients may be more inclined to enjoy peppermint this holiday season!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Rudy Kachmann, a neurosurgeon, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the connection between diabetes and back pain as well as many other conditions like inflammation, back surgery, etc. He talks about the beneficial role chiropractic plays in healthcare and back pain care. Dr. Kachmann has spoken at conferences on The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment soon. Share a peppermint candy cane with us at your next visit!

Peppermint for Murfreesboro Cognition & Appetite Regulation! 
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