Oxford Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

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’re more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Satterwhite Chiropractic reports on some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Oxford osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone regeneration.

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, Oxford women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are regulated by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to help fractures heal 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic sees these as beneficial results for Oxford osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Oxford chiropractic treatment plans at Satterwhite Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Satterwhite Chiropractic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its goal is to measure 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 relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Oxford nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

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 available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem 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 improved. (3) Further, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal approach to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Satterwhite Chiropractic presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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