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La Grande Pain Relief with Green Tea

We need to bring back teatime, that quiet time in the middle of the afternoon to have a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your La Grande chiropractor would enjoy such a time again!) Teatime was valuable for the mind and spirit and most likely very good for the body. Most days, we just don’t have time, but just drinking tea on the run in an insulated mug on the way to your chiropractic appointment at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can be just right, especially if it’s green tea.


In China, drinking tea is a traditional lifestyle factor. That’s a pretty good idea! In assessing the health benefits of tea and its active ingredients for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – familiar bone and joint diseases bothering many people – researchers found that tea offers potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They suggested that tea has a great potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of the different types of tea properties are identified as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us presents us a delicious way to be healthier and even a bit painfree!


The more we acquire about what nature offers us by medicinal plants, the more we must appreciate nature! Green tea is a well-known beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via a multitude of pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects can be effective for pain relief due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is described as a safe and often effective treatment for pain management due to its suppression of inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), has shown itself to be a valuable anti-inflammatory factor as well as anti-oxidant. Research papers have reported how green tea is good diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. Green tea and its EGCG seem to restrain the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea potentially improves the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients with no severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like leg, arm, and neck pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so adding green tea for its anti-inflammatory benefit may be an advantage.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the interaction of the immune system and pain and the potential of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to benefit the back pain patient.

Make your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. If you can’t sit for teatime at home, make your drive to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC teatime with a mug of green tea! See you here soon!

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