Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to address
human illness. It is been used most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic reports on some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for McHenry osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved 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, McHenry women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are controlled
by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels
decrease 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 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 slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees
these as positive outcomes
for McHenry osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
McHenry chiropractic treatment plans at
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. OrthoIllinois 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 osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) McHenry
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 available for 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 an extra
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Further,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to the PODCAST
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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 enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointment
with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.