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Carrolltown Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to address human illness. It is been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation reports on some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Carrolltown osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone regeneration.

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, Carrolltown women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are regulated by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their fracture risk increase. In a recent study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known 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 improved. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation sees these as beneficial results for Carrolltown osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Carrolltown chiropractic treatment plans at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation are based on well-done research studies and experience. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its goal is to measure the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Carrolltown nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

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 come 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, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Carrolltown chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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