Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to help
human illness. It’s been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are quite used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. New Roads Chiropractic Center shares some recent findings
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for New Roads osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, New Roads women are prompted
to check the status of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are influenced
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their fracture
risk rise. In a new 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 boosted
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density increased as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center sees
these as positive outcomes
for New Roads osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
New Roads chiropractic treatment plans at
New Roads Chiropractic Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. New Roads Chiropractic Center
appreciates 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 for post-menopausal
women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) New Roads
nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!
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 around a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may stem 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 appears
to influence that. As a bonus
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
CONTACT New Roads 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 combining 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 New Roads chiropractic appointment
with New Roads Chiropractic Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.