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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the use of plants to help human illness. 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, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Back And Neck Care Center shares some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Severna Park osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

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, Severna Park women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are influenced by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which makes their risk of fracture rise. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Back And Neck Care Center sees these as positive outcomes for Severna Park osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Severna Park chiropractic treatment plans at Back And Neck Care Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Back And Neck Care Center 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 in osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Severna Park nutritional options for osteoporosis keep expanding!

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 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 way to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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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 Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Back And Neck Care Center shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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