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

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to help 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 us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic reports on some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Eugene osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone regeneration.

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, Eugene women are reminded to take care 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 recent 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 reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic finds these to be positive outcomes for Eugene osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Eugene chiropractic treatment plans at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its goal 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) Eugene 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 around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence 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) Further, combining 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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Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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