Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to help
human disease. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we’re more accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic reports on some recent research
about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well
as others like turmeric for Fort Wayne 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, Fort Wayne 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 regulated
by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels
drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent 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 increased as bone resorption was reduced and
calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic finds these to be beneficial results
for Fort Wayne osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plans at
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
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 in post-menopausal
women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Fort Wayne
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 has been around a long time!
Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect
FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal
changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears
to influence that. As an extra
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal way to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
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Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.