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Cannabis: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory

  • May 20, 2019

Many people are not aware of the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis. In fact, cannabis is the original natural anti-inflammatory plant that can be used to treat a number of conditions. One of the reasons that cannabis has become so widespread in its medical use is because it reduces inflammation, which can reduce symptoms of a number of conditions.

Inflammatory Illnesses

There are several inflammatory illnesses that can be successfully treated with cannabis. These include conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, both of which involve the immune system attacking itself and causing inflammation. While there are no cures for these disorders, cannabis can help reduce symptoms including pain and discomfort associated with these illnesses.

Reducing Dependency on Pain Prescriptions After Surgery

  • May 10, 2019

Surgery of any kind can leave you with a lot of discomfort and pain. How long you require something for the pain depends on how fast you heal and what type of surgery you have. Many people who undergo surgery and take prescription pain medications become addicted to them due to extended use. Instead of putting your health and mental health at risk, there are some alternatives that will reduce your dependency on pain prescriptions.

Alternatives to Pain Killers

There are many alternatives to prescription pain killers. Acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, ultrasound therapy, and other therapies and treatments have been developed in recent years to combat pain without risking your health. Another great way to regulate pain is with medical marijuana. Medical marijuana can help reduce pain by reducing inflammation, blocking pain receptors, and changing the way the brain processes pain from physical injury.

Going Through the Change: Reasons to Use Cannabis During Menopause

  • April 20, 2019

One of the most difficult times in a woman’s life is going through menopause. Perimenopause can last for years before menopause fully sets in. Throughout these years, women experience irregular periods, mood changes, and changes in their body such as weight gain. Hormone replacement therapy can help with symptoms, but they can sometimes be harmful and have side effects. Medical cannabis is a more natural solution to managing the changes.

Improve Mood

Cannabis can help improve and regulate your mood. Mood swings are a big problem for women who are going through menopause. The changes in your hormones can make your mood fluctuate wildly throughout the day and night. Using cannabis can help regulate your mood even while the hormones are making it difficult.

How Cannabis Treats Fibromyalgia

  • April 10, 2019

 

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition in which widespread pain permeates the body. There are no known cures for fibromyalgia, and there are few treatment options. The best that most patients can hope for is to manage their symptoms. Opioids have been used frequently manage this pain, but with the opioid epidemic and subsequent regulations, these medications are no longer viable options for many people.

Cannabis is a great option for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Full spectrum cannabis has been proven to decrease fibromyalgia pain, even if only temporarily. For many patients, a temporary reprieve two or three times a day is preferable to 24 hours a day of constant and consistent pain.

Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Eye Conditions

  • March 20, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that medical marijuana is a great treatment for several eye conditions, especially glaucoma. In fact, marijuana was first discovered to assist glaucoma patients as early as the 70s. There are several ways that cannabis can ease the discomfort and strain from eye conditions.

Reducing Eye Strain

Marijuana has been found to reduce eye strain. Eye strain can make vision worse, and is usually caused by an eye condition or excessive screen time. Cannabis can effectively reduce the effects of eye strain, allowing your vision to be clear. It will also help with the discomfort and headaches that often accompany eye strain.

New Scientific Evidence Shows Cannabis Relieves Migraines

  • March 10, 2019

With more and more states passing medical marijuana laws, more scientific studies about how cannabis helps certain disorders have been completed. Most recently, an article was published in the US National Library of Medicine that compiles everything that is known about how cannabis relieves migraines.

Cannabinoid Receptors

The human body has cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. There are specific cannabinoid receptors in the head and neck that directly affect the brain’s systems that cause migraines. When you use cannabis products, it goes through these cannabinoid receptors and relieves the pain of migraines. The migraine will still be present, but it will be much less painful so you can work through your day.

The Connection Between Cannabis and Mental Health

  • February 15, 2019

As state legalization of medical marijuana becomes more widespread, and with Canada and Mexico jumping on the legalization bandwagon, it is becoming clear how little is known about the link between cannabis and mental health. Research studies have been thwarted due to marijuana being an illegal substance. Yet many patients and doctors are touting the benefits of cannabis with mental health disorders.

Chicken or the Egg?

Often research about medical cannabis treatment for mental health disorders becomes the age-old question—which came first? Some studies seem to prove that overuse of cannabis leads to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. These studies are based on habitual cannabis users who were diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. In these cases, it is unclear whether the patient already had the disorders before they began smoking cannabis, or if the cannabis use caused the disorder.

The Benefits of CBD Oil

  • January 15, 2019

You have probably heard about CBD oil or know someone who uses it. If you have yet to hear about it, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a naturally-occurring component in industrial hemp plants. CBD oil is not to be confused with THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Despite the bad reputation that cannabis and its constituents sometimes get, there are some benefits of using CBD oil.

How Is CBD Oil Consumed?

There are a few ways for users to safely consume CBD oil. You can hold the liquid underneath your tongue for up to 60 seconds or apply it directly to your skin. Some users prefer to put the droplets underneath their tongue because it tends to give the fastest results.

Using Medical Marijuana to Replace Painkillers

  • December 15, 2018

As medical marijuana becomes a more common practice across the country, doctors and scientists are noticing a significant trend: opioid use is decreasing in places where marijuana is legal. This is according to multiple research studies focused on the potential of medical marijuana to replace dangerous and addictive opioids.

One of the study’s authors explained, “If you’re interested in giving people options for pain management that don’t bring the particular risks that opiates do, states should contemplate [medical cannabis].”

Why Should Medical Marijuana Replace Painkillers?

Millions of Americans live in chronic and debilitating pain every single day. From migraines and joint discomfort to severe back pain, these 100 million adults are currently targeted by the pharmaceutical companies that produce Vicodin and Oxycontin. However, given that opioids contribute to tens of thousands of deaths each year and lead to addiction, medical marijuana offers a way to fight the epidemic and alleviate pain effectively.

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