Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to address
human illness. It is 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 suffer
with osteoporosis. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares some recent news
about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Groton 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, Groton 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 controlled
by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels
decrease 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 reduced and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office finds these to be beneficial results
for Groton osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Groton chiropractic treatment plans at
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office are based on well-done research studies and experience. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
values 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 for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Groton
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 around 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 seems
to influence that. As an extra
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
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 Groton chiropractic appointment
with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.