Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to help
human disease. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Wilson Family Chiropractic shares some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Millville 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, Millville 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 controlled
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance
fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density increased as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic sees
these as positive outcomes
for Millville osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Millville chiropractic treatment plans at
Wilson Family Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Wilson Family Chiropractic
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its aim is to quantify 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 impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Millville
nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!
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’s 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 appears
to influence that. As an extra
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal way to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Wilson Family Chiropractic
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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 enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Millville chiropractic appointment
with Wilson Family Chiropractic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.