Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the system of using plants to address
human disease. It’s been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are quite used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Soft Health and Healing Clinic reports on some recent findings
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Brooks osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Brooks women are reminded to take care of their bones.
Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone
formation and bone resorption; both are controlled
by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their risk of fracture increase. 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) Soft Health and Healing Clinic finds these to be positive outcomes
for Brooks osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Brooks chiropractic treatment plans at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Soft Health and Healing Clinic
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
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 relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an
impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Brooks
nutritional options for osteoporosis keep expanding!
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 influence
FLL has 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) Further,
using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
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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 Brooks chiropractic appointment
with Soft Health and Healing Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.