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Moriarty Chiropractic Highlights Curcumin's Benefit for Neurological Diseases

June 09, 2020

4000 years of consumption. That is some history! Curcumin has 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 see just what an influence it makes on disease. And there is a difference! Curcumin‘s anti-inflammatory capability is finding recognition for positive effect on neurological diseases, cell death, and pain. Moriarty Chiropractic continues to study curcumin’s beneficial role in potential inflammation and Nashua back pain reduction.


Curcumin holds an expansive history of usage over 4000 years (1) yet a briefer history of use in present day for its ability to modulate levels of a variety of neurotransmitters in the brain along with 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 among those such orders. They called for additional 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 contribute to its neuroprotectiveness. Curcumin’s ability to slow or stop reactive astrocyte expression and thereby preventing cell death is beneficial. (3) Your Nashua chiropractor understands the role of cell death in degenerative spinal conditions like disc disease and values the potential curcumin possesses in addressing cell death and decreasing inflammation and thereby decreasing Nashua back pain.


What is the best way to incorporate curcumin for greatest benefit? Diet and/or supplementation. A curcumin rich diet is reported to offset diseases like cancer and diabetes as well as decrease inflammation. A recent paper on curcumin reveals the role curcumin plays in treating neurological diseases (spinal muscular atrophy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis and more). To effect more attention to curcumin’s benefits, the authors present the cellular and molecular mechanisms and clinical trial outcomes of using curcumin in healthy people and people with such diseases. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic knows many Nashua chiropractic patients would like the simpler supplementation route which is quite easy and effective. Moriarty Chiropractic will suggest what’s right for you and your Nashua chiropractic treatment plan.

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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 Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic today. Don’t wait 4000 years to realize that curcumin may well benefit you, your pain and/or your neurological disease.

Moriarty Chiropractic presents recent findings on the benefit of curcumin on inflammation reduction and even neurological disease containment.