Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It is the use of plants to help
human disease. It’s been used most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Chiropractic Solutions reports on some recent research
about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for San Jose 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, San Jose 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 regulated
by nitric oxide. When women reach 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 increased
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density rose as bone resorption was slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Chiropractic Solutions finds these to be beneficial outcomes
for San Jose osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
San Jose chiropractic treatment plans at
Chiropractic Solutions are based on well-done research studies and experience. Chiropractic Solutions
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its aim is to gauge 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 really make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) San Jose
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 available for a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may come from the influence
FLL has 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 got better. (3) Further,
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 Chiropractic Solutions
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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 San Jose chiropractic appointment
with Chiropractic Solutions to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.