Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Highlights Curcumin's Benefit for Neurological Diseases06/09/20204000 years of consumption. That is some history! Curcumin owns it. (Chiropractic delights in its 125-year history!) Curcumin’s history of dietary use in Eastern countries like China and India gives much fodder to researchers to study just what an impact it makes on disease. And there is a difference! Curcumin as an anti-inflammatory substance is gaining recognition for positive influence on neurological diseases, cell death, and pain. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc remains interested in curcumin’s positive role in possible inflammation and Fort Wayne back pain reduction. CURCUMIN HISTORY Curcumin has an expansive history of usage going back 4000 years (1) yet a shorter history of use in present day for its ability to control levels of various brain neurotransmitters in addition to preventing cell death. Curcumin influences inflammatory cytokines, growth factors, and enzymes. (2) Back in 2010 researchers suggested that curcumin could be a “future drug of therapy for the treatment of various neurological disorders.” Diabetic neuropathy, tardive dyskinesia, and major depression are a few of those such orders. They recommended further clinical studies back then to place curcumin into therapeutic use because of its “neuroprotective action” in diseases like Alzheimer’s, tardive dyskinesia, major depression, epilepsy, and other such neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may add to its neuroprotectiveness. Curcumin’s ability to reduce or halt reactive astrocyte expression and thus preventing cell death is advantageous. (3) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor knows the role of cell death in degenerative spinal conditions like disc disease and values the potential curcumin has in dealing with cell death and reducing inflammation and thus decreasing Fort Wayne back pain. CURCUMIN DIET AND SUPPLEMENTATION What is the optimal way to integrate curcumin for maximal benefit? Diet and/or supplementation. A curcumin rich diet is written to counteract diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as decrease inflammation. A new report on curcumin reveals the role of curcumin in treating neurological diseases (spinal muscular atrophy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and more). In order to effect more attention to curcumin’s benefits, the authors share the cellular and molecular mechanisms and clinical trial outcomes of using curcumin in healthy people and people with such diseases. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients will go the supplementation route as it’s easy and effective. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc will suggest what is right for you and your Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the benefits of anti-inflammatory efforts with curcumin in the relief plan for neck pain within the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. You don’t have to wait 4000 years to realize that curcumin might benefit you, your pain and/or your neurological disease. « 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. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."