Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the use of plants to help
human disease. It’s been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are quite accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka reports on some recent news
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Sitka 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, Sitka women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are regulated
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their fracture
risk rise. In a new study,
women were given 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 increased as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka finds these to be positive outcomes
for Sitka osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Sitka chiropractic treatment plans at
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka are based on well-done research studies and experience. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its aim 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 pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Sitka
nutritional choices 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 available for a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the effect
FLL has 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,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal approach to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 boost the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Sitka chiropractic appointment
with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.