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
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
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)
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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.