Oxford Pain Relief with Green Tea

We need to bring back teatime, a quiet time in the middle of the day to have a quiet cup of tea away from the bustle of life! (Your Oxford chiropractor would appreciate such a time again!) Teatime was good for the mind and spirit and very likely quite good for the body. Today, we just can’t imagine that we have time, but just enjoying tea on the run in an insulated mug on the commute to your chiropractic appointment at Satterwhite Chiropractic can be just right, especially if that tea is green.


In China, drinking tea is part of daily life. Not a bad thing! In evaluating the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – common bone and joint diseases afflicting many people – researchers found that tea offers potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They concluded that tea has a great potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of the different types of tea properties are identified as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us presents us a tasty way to be healthier and even less painful!


The more we acquire about what nature offers us via medicinal plants, the more we must appreciate nature! Green tea is a common beverage sourced from such medicinal plants. Green tea via lots of pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects are proposed to be effective for pain relief because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is explained to be a safe and often effective treatment for pain management due to its suppression of inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), has shown itself to be a valuable anti-inflammatory factor as well as anti-oxidant. Research papers have explained how green tea is good diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. Green tea and its EGCG seem to restrain the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea quite possibly enhances the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients without severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its associated spinal pain conditions like leg, arm, and neck pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so adding green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be an advantage.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the interaction of the immune system and pain and the capability of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to benefit the back pain patient.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic appointment today. If you can’t sit for teatime at home, make your drive to Satterwhite Chiropractic teatime with a mug of green tea! See you here soon!

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