Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the system of using plants to help
human illness. It is been used most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re quite accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us
all, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Apple Country Chiropractic reports on some recent findings
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Williamson 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, Williamson 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 reach menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their fracture
risk increase. In a recent study,
women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said 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) Apple Country Chiropractic sees
these as beneficial outcomes
for Williamson osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Williamson chiropractic treatment plans at
Apple Country Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Apple Country Chiropractic
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its goal is to gauge 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 really impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Williamson
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 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 appears
to influence that. As a bonus
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to enhance the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment
with Apple Country Chiropractic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.