Call us to set up an appointment! Burlington (905) 681-2604 Hamilton (855) 749-7469

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

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It is the use of plants to address human disease. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Spinal Care Clinic shares some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Burlington and Hamilton 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, Burlington and Hamilton 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 get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their fracture risk increase. In a recent study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Spinal Care Clinic sees these as beneficial outcomes for Burlington and Hamilton osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment plans at Spinal Care Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Spinal Care Clinic 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 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) Burlington and Hamilton nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

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 come 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 seems to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal approach to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

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 enhance the positive clinical outcomes for patients with back pain. 

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Spinal Care Clinic presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."