Me: The main reason for this post was to show that many of ancient traditional Chinese and Indian medicine which claim to promote and help increase height and grow taller may have some validity, although it is kind of hard to separate the real science from the exaggerations. We see this group of chinese orthopedic researchers in a military hospital in china try to inject and administer the “bone growth fluid” into goats to see what would be their effect on the healing process during distraction osteogenesis. The distraction is made on the upper metaphysis of the left tibia. The results seem to show that there was earlier bone formation was seen in the experimental group than the control group of goats. They conclude by stating “Chinese Traditional medicine, “Bone Growth Fluid”, could accelerate the accumulation of the trace elements in callus on the distracted sites and it might play some role in the promotion of osteogenesis and bone remodeling in bone lengthening.”
From PubMed study link HERE…
Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi. 1998 Sep;12(5):315-8.
Experimental study on the effect of Chinese traditional medicine “bone growth fluid” in the change of trace elements in bone lengthening area
Orthopedic Center of PIA, Kunming General Hospital, Chengdu Military Region, P.R. China.
In order to study the effect of Chinese traditional medicine, “Bone Growth Fluid”, on bone formation in bone lengthening, the limb lengthening model was made on goat to observe bone formation in the distracted area, and the content of the trace elements was determined. The bone-lengthening operation was carried out on the upper metaphysis of left tibia. The animals were divided into two groups following operation. From 2nd day after operation, “Bone Growth Fluid”, 10 ml per kilogram body weight, was given daily to goats in the experimental group, and same amount of normal saline was given to goats in another group as control. The results showed-that new bone formation and bone remodeling in the experimental group appeared earlier than that in the control group, and the content of the trace elements was also improved. So Chinese Traditional medicine, “Bone Growth Fluid”, could accelerate the accumulation of the trace elements in callus on the distracted sites and it might play some role in the promotion of osteogenesis and bone remodeling in bone lengthening.
- PMID: 10437115 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]