Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to help
human disease. It’s been used 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
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 reminded to take care 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, known 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
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)
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
of combining 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 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.