Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the system of using plants to address
human disease. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. reports on some recent findings
about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Auburn osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone
OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD
Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA
scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Auburn women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are controlled
by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels
decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a new study,
women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density rose as bone resorption was reduced and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. finds these to be beneficial results
for Auburn osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Auburn chiropractic treatment plans at
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. are based on well-done research studies and experience. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its goal is to quantify the effect of ginger and
turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and
osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Auburn
nutritional options 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 around 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 a bonus
effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal approach to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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 Auburn chiropractic appointment
with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.