Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to address
human disease. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Fernandina Beach osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone
OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD
Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA
scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Fernandina Beach women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are influenced
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study,
women were given 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 slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees
these as positive outcomes
for Fernandina Beach osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plans at
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its goal is to quantify 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 relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Fernandina Beach
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 has been around a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence
FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal
changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems
to influence that. As a bonus
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative
herbal approach to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of combining 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment
with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.