Georgetown Pain Relief with Green Tea

April 04, 2024

We need to bring back teatime, a quiet time in the middle of the afternoon to have a quiet cup of tea and escape from the bustle of life! (Your Georgetown chiropractor would enjoy such a break again!) Teatime was good for the mind and spirit and very likely quite good for the body. Today, most of us just cannot imagine that we could possibly have time, but just drinking tea on the run in an insulated mug on the commute to your chiropractic appointment at Dr. Butwell can be just right, especially if that tea is green.


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 – common bone and joint diseases affecting many people – researchers found that tea offers potential anti-COX (cycolooxygenase) factors and hormone-like effects. They determined that tea has a great potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of various tea properties are identified as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us offers us a tasty way to be healthier and even less painful!


The more we learn about what nature has for us via medicinal plants, the more we will want to thank nature! Green tea is a common beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via lots of pharmacological activities and antinociceptive effects can be effective for pain relief because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is explained to be a safe and often effective treatment for pain management because if can suppress 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 explained how green tea helps diseases like obesity, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases. Green tea and its EGCG seem to curb the expression of inflammatory cytokines and inflammation-linked enzymes. The use of green tea potentially improves the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients without severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its related spinal pain conditions like neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, etc., typically have inflammatory components with them, so increasing consumption of 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 capability of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to benefit the back pain patient.

Make your Georgetown chiropractic appointment today. If you cannot find time for teatime at home, turn your drive to Dr. Butwell into teatime with a mug of green tea! Visit soon!

 Georgetown pain relief via green tea