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Some herbal news for bones and osteoporosis

Some herbal news for bones and osteoporosis

Chinese herbs for your bones? Yes, it’s true. Some Chinese herbal formulas have been found to increase your bone density. And they are good for you!

Risks for osteoporosis
Who might need to pay attention to their bone strength? These people might – someone who has taken steroids, someone who is post menopausal, someone who smokes, someone who takes anti-cancer drugs, someone who takes proton pump inhibitor medication, someone who takes prozac (SSRI). (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/osteoporosis/DS00128/DSECTION=risk-factors)

Problems with Western prescriptions
Some of the reported side effects of the western medications for osteoporosis (bisphosphonates) include irritation of your upper digestive system (upset stomach, gastritis, ulcers), bone pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, osteonecrosis (the bone dies from lack of blood) of the jaw, and atypical fractures of the femur. (See www.rxlist.com for more complete details) Oddly enough, products containing calcium have been found to interfere with the drug.

Chinese herbs can help
Chinese herbal formulas for osteoporosis combine the ancient knowledge of herbs with modern research. The basis of one possible formula is to build your core energy, so you may even have more energy as your bones get stronger. Anyone who is older should consider supplementing their energy with Chinese herbs. Come to for an appointment if you want to find out what is the best way for you to get stronger.