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Sitka Pain Relief with Green Tea

We need to bring back teatime, a quiet time in the middle of the day to experience a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your Sitka chiropractor would enjoy such a time again!) Teatime was good for the mind and spirit and most likely very good for the body. Most days, most of us just don’t have time, but just drinking tea on the run in an insulated mug on the way to your chiropractic appointment at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can be advantageous, especially if it’s green tea.


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


The more information we gather about what nature offers us via medicinal plants, the more we must appreciate nature! Green tea is a well-known beverage sourced 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 described as 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), is described in the published literature as valuable for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Research papers have reported how green tea helps 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 associated spinal pain conditions like neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so adding green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be an advantage.

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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 benefit the back pain patient.

Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment soon. If you can’t sit for teatime at home, turn your trip to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka into teatime with a mug of green tea! Visit soon!

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