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
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
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)
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
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 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.