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Ashburn Pain Relief with Green Tea

We need to bring back teatime, that quiet time in the middle of the day to drink a quiet cup of tea away from the bustle of life! (Your Ashburn chiropractor would enjoy such a time again!) Teatime was good for the mind and spirit and very likely quite good for the body. Most days, most of us just can’t imagine that we have time, but just drinking tea on the run in a reusable bottle on the way to your chiropractic appointment at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can be just right, particularly if that tea is green.


In China, drinking tea is a traditional lifestyle factor. Not a bad thing! In assessing the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – common bone and joint diseases afflicting many people – researchers found that tea has potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They suggested that tea has a vast potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of the different types of tea properties are identified as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us presents us a delicious way to be healthier and even a bit painfree!


The more information we gather about what nature has for us by medicinal plants, the more we must appreciate nature! Green tea is a well-known beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via lots of pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects can be effective for pain relief due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is described as a safe and often effective treatment for pain management because if can suppress inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), is described in the published literature as valuable for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Research papers have reported how green tea helps diseases like neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Green tea and its EGCG seem to curb the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea potentially improves the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients with no severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like leg, arm, and neck pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so increasing consumption of green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be a plus.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the interaction of the immune system and pain and the capability of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to reduce back pain.

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. If you cannot find time for teatime at home, turn your trip to Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn into teatime with a mug of green tea! Visit soon!

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