Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the system of using plants to help
human disease. It’s been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Palmer Chiropractic Center reports on some recent findings
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Lynchburg osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved 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, Lynchburg women are prompted
to check the status 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
drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance
fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density rose as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center finds these to be beneficial outcomes
for Lynchburg osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plans at
Palmer Chiropractic Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Palmer Chiropractic Center
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its goal is to measure the effect of ginger and
turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and
osteoporosis biomarkers in osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Lynchburg
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 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 an extra
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
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of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
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clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment
with Palmer Chiropractic Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.