Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to address
human illness. It is been around most of
humanity’s existence, but today we are more accustomed
to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer
with osteoporosis. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center reports on some recent findings
about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Paramus osteoporosis
treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Paramus 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 get to menopause, estrogen levels
drop which makes their fracture
risk increase. In a new study,
women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia
cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance
fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased
along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral
density increased as bone resorption was reduced and
calcium deposition was improved. (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center finds these to be positive outcomes
for Paramus osteoporosis care with chiropractic.
GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH
Paramus chiropractic treatment plans at
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized
controlled trial. Now, that’s a study!
Its goal is to measure 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 pretty
inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Paramus
nutritional choices 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’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 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 potential alternative
herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Travis Cross on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the importance
of combining 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 Paramus chiropractic appointment
with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your
life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.