Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the use of plants to address
human illness. 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, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Layden Chiropractic reports on some recent news
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Plainville osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Plainville 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 reach menopause, estrogen levels
drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study,
women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density rose as bone resorption was reduced and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Layden Chiropractic sees
these as beneficial results
for Plainville osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Plainville chiropractic treatment plans at
Layden Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Layden Chiropractic
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its goal is to gauge 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 relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Plainville
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’s been around a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the effect
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 a bonus
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal way to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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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 Plainville chiropractic appointment
with Layden Chiropractic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.