Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It is the system of using plants to address
human disease. It’s been used most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Most Chiropractic Clinic reports on some recent findings
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Murfreesboro osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone
OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD
Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA
scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Murfreesboro women are prompted
to check the status of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are influenced
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their risk of fracture increase. In a new study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density increased as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic finds these to be beneficial outcomes
for Murfreesboro osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Murfreesboro chiropractic treatment plans at
Most Chiropractic Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Most Chiropractic Clinic
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 osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Murfreesboro
nutritional options 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 stem from the influence
FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal
changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems
to influence that. As a bonus
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative
herbal approach to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
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with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of combining 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 Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment
with Most Chiropractic Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.