Manchester Peppermint Comes to the Aid of Cognition & Appetite Regulation!

Peppermint candy canes...what lovely childhood memories they bring! Remarkably, peppermint is being shown in today’s research to in fact benefit memory and cognition (and appetite control). The aroma of peppermint permeates holiday décor, stockings, cocoa, and more! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hopes for a peppermint-filled holiday for our Manchester chiropractic patients that will make their journey to Manchester back pain relief and neck pain relief more pleasant!


Researchers and healthcare professionals taking care of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment hope for effective, simple, safe-to-use-long-term therapies. Essential oils are potentially just such therapies. Essential oils are taken from nature’s herbs of which there are many sources that have low toxicity. Researchers propose that these work by reducing the neurotoxicity of amyloid beta (Aβ), anti-oxidative stress, containing the cholinergic (acetylcholine processing in the nervous system) system, and improving neuroinflammation involving microglia (brain and spinal cord immune cells). (1) In a lab experiment with mice, researchers tested how smelling peppermint essential oil enhanced the ability to learn as well as retain memory as evidenced by hippocampal CA1 region neurons going back to normal and Aβ deposition falling among other changes that may enhance cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease. This experiment also shared a new term – metabolomics - which is the study of chemical processes involving metabolites (small molecules). In this study, such metabolites involved were arginine, proline, inositol phosphate, cysteine, and methionine. (2). We at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries found these quite fascinating!


Much like cognition and memory are associated with the brain, so too is appetite. Issues like obesity, diabetes, anorexia, bulimia nervosa are a few issues linked to appetite dysregulation. An assessment of published studies, many of which were studies done with mice, concerning essential oils or fragrant compounds that were said to control food intake and energy. Their findings: 11 essential oils and 22 fragrant compounds boosted appetite; 12 essential oils and 7 fragrant compounds reduced appetite. How? Numerous processes engaging the sympathetic/parasympathetic nerves, leptin protein hormones, and more. They added that fragrance memory and cognitive processes may also contribute to appetite regulation. Nonetheless, they exposed hope for appetite regulation and eating disorders control using essential oils and fragrant compounds. (3) (We all realize that carrying extra weight around isn’t beneficial for us, especially not for those of us with Manchester back pain even though Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is very good at managing that!) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries would think our Manchester chiropractic patients may be more inclined to enjoy peppermint this holiday season!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Rudy Kachmann, a neurosurgeon, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the connection between diabetes and back pain as well as a variety of other conditions like inflammation, back surgery, etc. He talks about the beneficial role chiropractic plays in healthcare and back pain care. Dr. Kachmann has presented at conferences on The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your Manchester chiropractic appointment now. Want to share a peppermint candy cane at your next appointment?!

Peppermint for Manchester Cognition & Appetite Regulation! 
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