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