Sandy Springs 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 disease. It’s been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Cross Chiropractic Center shares some recent research about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Sandy Springs osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

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, Sandy Springs 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 decrease which makes their risk of fracture increase. In a recent study, women were treated with 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 enhanced. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center finds these to be positive outcomes for Sandy Springs osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plans at Cross Chiropractic Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Cross Chiropractic Center values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its aim 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 relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Sandy Springs nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!

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 has been available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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