Richmond Pain Relief with Green Tea

April 04, 2024

We need to bring back teatime, that quiet time in the middle of the day to drink a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your Richmond chiropractor would appreciate such a time again!) Teatime was valuable for the mind and spirit and very likely quite good for the body. Most days, most of us just can’t imagine that we have time, but just enjoying tea on the run in an insulated mug on the way to your chiropractic appointment at Johnson Chiropractic can be just right, particularly if that tea is green.


In China, drinking tea is part of daily life. That’s a pretty good idea! In evaluating the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – common bone and joint diseases bothering many people – researchers found that tea has potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They concluded that tea has a vast potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of the different types of tea properties are identified as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us offers us a delicious way to be healthier and even a bit painfree!


The more we acquire about what nature has for us by medicinal plants, the more we will want to thank nature! Green tea is a well-known beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via several pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects are proposed to be effective for pain relief because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is explained to be a safe and often effective treatment for pain management because if can suppress inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), has shown itself to be valuable for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Research papers have explained how green tea is good diseases like neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Green tea and its EGCG seem to restrain the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea potentially enhances the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients without severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like leg, arm, and neck pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so increasing consumption of green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be a plus.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the interaction of the immune system and pain and the capability of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce back pain.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. If you cannot find time for teatime at home, make your drive to Johnson Chiropractic teatime with a mug of green tea! See you here soon!

 Richmond pain relief via green tea