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Carrolltown Pain Relief with Green Tea

We need to bring back teatime, that quiet time in the middle of the day to enjoy a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your Carrolltown chiropractor would appreciate such a break again!) Teatime was valuable for the mind and spirit and very likely quite good for the body. Most days, most of us just cannot imagine that we could possibly have time, but just drinking tea on the run in an insulated mug on the way to your chiropractic appointment at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can be advantageous, especially if that tea is green.


In China, drinking tea is part of daily life. That’s a pretty good idea! In assessing the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – common bone and joint diseases affecting many people – researchers found that tea has potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They concluded that tea has an immense potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of various tea properties are defined as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us offers us a tasty way to be healthier and even less painful!


The more information we gather about what nature has for us by medicinal plants, the more we must appreciate nature! Green tea is a common beverage sourced from such medicinal plants. Green tea via a multitude of pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects can be effective for pain relief due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is explained to be a safe and often effective treatment for pain management due to its suppression of inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), has shown itself to be a valuable anti-inflammatory factor as well as anti-oxidant. Research papers have published how green tea benefits diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. Green tea and its EGCG seem to restrain the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea potentially improves the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients with no severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like leg, arm, and neck pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so increasing consumption of green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be a plus.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the interaction of the immune system and pain and the capability of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce back pain.

Make your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment today. If you cannot find time for teatime at home, make your trip to Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation teatime with a mug of green tea! See you here soon!

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