Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept
for some. It’s the system of using plants to address
human illness. It’s been used most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more used
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares some recent news
about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Vancouver osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone
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, Vancouver 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 get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their fracture
risk increase. In a new study,
women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said 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 slowed and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre finds these to be positive outcomes
for Vancouver osteoporosis management with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Vancouver chiropractic treatment plans at
Vancouver Spine Care Centre are based on well-done research studies and experience. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt!
Its aim is to gauge 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 relatively
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Vancouver
nutritional choices 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’s 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 a bonus
effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally,
combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone
regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative
herbal approach to osteoporosis
treatment and prevention. (4)
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the value
of integrating chiropractic treatment in the Cox® Technic System
of Spinal Pain Management with nutrition to boost the positive
clinical outcomes for patients with back pain.
Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment
with Vancouver Spine Care Centre to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.