Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to address
human illness. It’s been used 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 have osteoporosis. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center reports on some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Manahawkin osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved 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, Manahawkin women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are controlled
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 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 reduced and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center finds these to be positive outcomes
for Manahawkin osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plans at
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its aim 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 really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Manahawkin
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 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 got better. (3) Further,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal way to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
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Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
of integrating 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 Manahawkin chiropractic appointment
with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.