Fort Wayne Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Tumor (and more) Healing with Frankincense and Myrrh12/27/2022Frankincense and myrrh, two esteemed gifts taken from the gum resins of trees - the Boswellia and the Commiphora, respectively – make amazing healing partners! Both have been incorporated throughout history in perfume, incense, aromatherapy, and medicine, particularly Chinese medicine. Their anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antioxidant, and more properties deal with issues with many different health conditions, many that Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees in our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who may want to know more! THE COMBINATION: Frankincense and Myrrh Chinese medicine admires frankincense and myrrh for their extensively beneficial health effects. Used in combination, their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects and significantly for anti-tumor effects stopped growth of U266 multiple myeloma cells. (1) In Chinese medicine, frankincense-myrrh are parts of an anti-tumor drug for various cancers with the newest research revealing its effect on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). How? By controlling pathological processes like cytokine-receptor binding and pathways and affecting the blood vessels that nourish tumors in HCC. Tumor volume was decreased, and pathological structure was lessened with frankincense and myrrh treatment. (2) Low dose frankincense/myrrh controlled urotheilial wound healing to help symptoms of acute interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. (3) The frankincense/myrrh comination is a winning/healing one! NEUROPATHIC PAIN Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc welcomes combinations of treatments to help our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients looking for healing. Chinese medicine treats diabetic neuropathy, a critical complication of diabetes and trigger of kidney disease, by regulating pathways involved in the glucose/lipid metabolism regulation, antioxidation, anti-inflammation, anti-fibrosis, etc. (4) Chinese medicine treatment of neuropathic pain commonly involves the frankincense-myrrh combination as it is explained as having the ability to stimulate blood and dissipate blood stasis. It was tested and found to lessen neuropathic pain likely related to neuro-inflammatory agents TLR4 and MyD88 and to preventing TRPV1 and inflammatory factor expression. (5). Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows all this detail may not be “up your alley” of wanting to understand as in depth as this, but we want to give you the whole picture if only to highlight how well frankincense-myrrh eases neuropathic pain, a great result! CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes inflammation’s role in spine pain as well as the effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management on the immune system and its management of inflammation. In the chiropractic treatment plan, including natural pain-relieving substances like Boswellia serrata (frankincense) to the nutrition part may benefit, too! Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon. Gifting frankincense and myrrh may not be popular today, but using them for healing may need to grow in popularity! « 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."