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Richmond Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to help human disease. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Johnson Chiropractic shares some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Richmond osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Richmond 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 get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Johnson Chiropractic finds these to be beneficial results for Richmond osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Richmond chiropractic treatment plans at Johnson Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Johnson Chiropractic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its aim is to measure the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for 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) Richmond 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’s been available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the effect 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 improved. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

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