Easley Pain Relief with Green Tea

April 04, 2024

We need to bring back teatime, that quiet time in the middle of the afternoon to drink a quiet cup of tea away from the bustle of life! (Your Easley chiropractor would enjoy such a break again!) Teatime was good for the mind and spirit and most likely very good for the body. Today, we just cannot imagine that we could possibly have time, but just drinking tea on the run in a reusable bottle on the commute to your chiropractic appointment at Young Chiropractic can be advantageous, especially if it’s green tea.


In China, drinking tea is a traditional lifestyle factor. That’s a pretty good idea! In evaluating 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 concluded that tea has an immense potential to be helpful in medicine and healthcare especially as the mechanisms of the different types of tea properties are defined as to their synergistic mechanisms. (1) Tea from plants around us offers us a flavorsome way to be healthier and even a bit painfree!


The more we learn about what nature has for us through medicinal plants, the more we will want to thank nature! Green tea is a common beverage obtained from such medicinal plants. Green tea via several 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 owing to its suppression of inflammation and oxidative stress. (2) Green tea’s major component, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), is described in the published literature as valuable for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Research papers have explained how green tea benefits 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 quite possibly improves the quality of life for inflammatory disease patients with no severe adverse side-effects. (3) Back pain and its associated 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 illustrates 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.

Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment now. If you cannot find time for teatime at home, turn your drive to Young Chiropractic into teatime with a mug of green tea! See you here soon!

 Easley pain relief via green tea