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Ashburn Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to help human disease. It’s been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Ashburn osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

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, Ashburn women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are regulated by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. 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 increased as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn finds these to be beneficial outcomes for Ashburn osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Ashburn chiropractic treatment plans at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn are based on well-done research studies and experience. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its aim is to quantify 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 pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Ashburn nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

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 seems to have 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 got better. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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