Buffalo, NY Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Tumor (and more) Healing with Frankincense and Myrrh

Frankincense and myrrh, two venerated gifts sourced from the gum resins of trees - the Boswellia and the Commiphora, respectively – make wonderful partners in healing! Both have been incorporated throughout history in perfume, incense, aromatherapy, and medicine, particularly Chinese medicine. Their anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antioxidant, and more properties tackle issues with many different health conditions, many that Disc Centers Of America sees in our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients who may want to know more!

THE COMBINATION: Frankincense and Myrrh

Chinese medicine values frankincense and myrrh for their wide-ranging positive health effects. Used in combination, their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects and notably for anti-tumor effects stopped growth of U266 multiple myeloma cells. (1) In Chinese medicine, frankincense-myrrh are components of an anti-tumor drug for a variety of cancers with recent research revealing its effect on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). How? By regulating pathological processes like cytokine-receptor binding and pathways and affecting the blood vessels that feed tumors in HCC. Tumor volume was reduced, and pathological structure was reduced with frankincense and myrrh treatment. (2) Low dose frankincense/myrrh controlled urotheilial wound healing to improve symptoms of acute interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.  (3) The frankincense/myrrh comination is a winning/healing one!

NEUROPATHIC PAIN

Disc Centers Of America appreciates combinations of treatments to help our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients seeking healing. Chinese medicine treats diabetic neuropathy, a critical complication of diabetes and cause of kidney disease, by controlling pathways involved in the glucose/lipid metabolism regulation, antioxidation, anti-fibrosis, anti-inflammation, etc. (4) Chinese medicine treatment of neuropathic pain commonly involves the frankincense-myrrh combination as it is explained as being able to activate blood and disperse blood stasis. The frankincense-myrrh treatment was tested and found to reduce neuropathic pain likely related to neuro-inflammatory agents TLR4 and MyD88 and to inhibition of TRPV1 and inflammatory factor expression. (5). Disc Centers Of America knows all this detail may not be your “thing” of wanting to know, but we want to share the whole story if only to get to the point that frankincense-myrrh eases neuropathic pain, a great effect!

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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 and the effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management on the immune system and its management of inflammation. In the chiropractic treatment plan, adding natural pain-relieving substances like Boswellia serrata (frankincense) to the nutrition part may benefit, too!

Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment today. Gifting frankincense and myrrh may not be popular today, but using them for healing may need to become more popular!

 
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