STOP! Don’t Take Growth Hormone for Bone Density.

STOP! Don’t Take Growth Hormone for Bone Density.

images-3by Dr. Ana

A  recent  study  from Sweden talks glowingly about improved bone density and fewer fractions from women taking Human Growth Hormone: “A decade after the study began, the women who received the larger growth hormone dose still had higher bone mineral density levels than the participants who received the lower dose or the placebo.”

Given what Human Growth Hormone does, I guess HGH could support bone health.  But, keep reading past that, to the part where the Harvard Medical Journal reports the side effects of adults taking HBH.  It’s enough to give you pause.

You might even be thinking what I’m thinking: Give me an alternative!

Consider it done.  The Chinese herbal pharmacopeia has long treated some devastating western diseases, including osteoporosis, with excellent results, and absolutely no painful side effects.

Bones are governed by the kidneys, a primary source of the essence of life and of Yin (fluid & deep) and Yang (hot & tough) energy.  Thus a strong kidney function provides ample nutrients that promote a robust formation of bones.

My favorite herb in our Bone Formula is Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralen fruit), translated as “Scruffy Pea.”   Bu Gu Zhi is a featured herb at HBC because it is one versatile little plant!

In studies of osteoporosis in animal models, extracts of Bu Gu Zhi increase serum calcium levels and decrease urinary calcium excretion, reduce bone loss and lead to the gain in bone mineral density.

You might like some of the other effects of taking a formula with Bu Gu Zhi: increased energy, including sexual energy; clarity of thinking; a joyful demeanor.

Actually, a formula with the Commanding Herb (the main ingredient) Bu Gu Zhi could do everyone some good. I know you have nagging symptoms that you would like to get rid of so, send me an email about it and I’ll happily make a formula just for you!  And, you’ll get the added bonus of taking good care of your bones without taking HGH!

We are experts in the use of acupuncture to treat emotional pain, chronic back and neck pain; acupuncture to treat infertility; acupuncture for weight loss; acupuncture detox cleansing; cosmetic acupuncture; and Thai massage.  Our Arlington-based Northern Virginia acupuncture clinic has openings every day for new patients.  Contact us today.

[mp_product product_id=”2170″ title=”1″ content=”excerpt” image=”single” meta=”1″]


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *