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Wednesday, 23 June 2010 16:27

Medical Marijuana and Cancer Treatment

Medical Marijuana and Cancer TreatmentMedical marijuana is a very effective method of cancer treatment. If you think it might help, you should see a marijuana doctor. If medical marijuana is the best cancer treatment for you, your marijuana doctor can prescribe it. A cancer treatment like chemo-therapy can have wide-ranging, unpleasant side-effects that your marijuana doctor will diagnose and treat with marijuana.

A harsh cancer treatment might affect you in two main ways. Your marijuana doctor will confirm that either chemo-therapy or radiation may cause a physical ailment like upset stomach, which medical marijuana can relieve. A cancer treatment might also cause depression, which can be more effectively treated by medical marijuana than an anti-depressant. These are effects that your marijuana doctor can treat effectively and inexpensively.

It’s very important to keep a positive frame of mind during your battle against cancer. Depression slows recovery from the disease. Your doctor knows that marijuana can often put the will to live back in a cancer patient. Harsh chemicals will remain in your body longer than natural marijuana. Some chemicals can remain in your system for weeks. Marijuana leaves the system after a few days.

To get marijuana, you’ll first need to try other methods of relief. If they have no effect or seem too harsh, your physician can prescribe medical marijuana for your cancer treatments. Marijuana can be smoked, eaten in baked goods, or even added to a spaghetti sauce. There are marijuana recipes online for marijuana butter for baking and marijuana oil for cooking. The marijuana dispensaries sell brownies and cookies. Eating it lasts longer than smoking marijuana, but the effect is not as intense. Try the different ways of taking your marijuana. It doesn’t matter how you take your treatment. Medical marijuana is effective in any form. It will not lose its potency when cooked, nor is it stronger when smoked.

A little medical marijuana goes a long way when dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment. Your doctor can keep you in the loop as far as new developments and methods of delivery. Marijuana will take the edge off your treatment. Find a good physician to get the right prescription for your treatment.

Published in Dispensaries
Friday, 28 May 2010 16:53

Medical Marijuana And Crohn's Disease

Crohn's DiseaseThe controversy surrounding the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has been re-ignited recently by the emergence of marijuana dispensaries and physicians that advocate the utilization of the drug to relieve physical ailments that are often associated with serious illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma, and Crohn's disease.

In the case of Crohn's disease, the benefits of medical marijuana has been shown to greatly improve the symptoms and side effects of this incurable digestive system disorder. One of the most profound findings regarding the use of marijuana to treat this disease is its effectiveness in reducing the inflamation of the affected section(s) of the bowel and intestine. The main symptom of Crohn's disease is the negative consequences that coexist with the actual inflamation. Researchers have isolated a specific compound found in marijuana known as beta-caryophyllene, which is suspected of having anti-inflamatory properties. The benefits of beta-caryophyllene as an anti-inflamatory shows much promise in relieving many of the agonizing symptoms commonly experienced by Crohn's sufferers.

Another important positive aspect of the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of Crohn's disease is its effect on appetite. The properties in marijuana help ease nausea as well stimulate the appetite of patients with this ailment. One of the most troublesome symptoms of Crohn's is a loss of weight due to the decrease in appetite of patients.

Marijuana, when used to treat the symptoms of Crohn's disease, has been found to reduce loose bowel movements in many patients. Diarrhea is a very serious concern for patients battling this ailment. Limiting the amount of loose stool in patients with Crohn's is a constant battle. While there are other medications that can be used to bulk up the bowel movements, marijuana has far less adverse side effects than traditional pharmacological remedies.

An unfortunate psychological toll often accompanies this intestinal illness. Depression is rather common in Crohn's sufferers due to its chronic, and often times debilitating physical symptoms. Medical marijuana has created a marked improvement in mood and affect in relation to patient's emotional state of being.

While both sides of the medical marijuana debate have good talking points in reference to their individual opinions and research, there is little doubt that the stigma of marijuana use lingers in respect to conventional medicine. However, Crohn's disease symptoms do show improvement with its monitored use.

Published in Medical Marijuana

Pain Management Therapy StaffWhile the legal arguments against medical marijuana continue to cause controversy, over 76 million people suffer daily from chronic pain caused by cancer, HIV, back, neck and spinal cord injuries, arthritis, and other degenerative joint and tissue disorders as well as countless other diseases or disorders. Traditional ways to manage chronic pain don’t always work, but fortunately in 14 states this alternative option is available. There are many strong supporters of the use of cannabis for helping patients with chronic pain, not to mention numerous studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of marijuana as a pain reliever. It has also been shown that marijuana helps reduce even the perception of pain.

Published in Medical Marijuana
Monday, 15 March 2010 15:26

Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Medical marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis has proven to be an effective drug for people with this debilitating disease. Approximately 350,000 people across the United States are said to suffer from MS. This is a disease that effects the central nervous system, and at times it can be fatal.

Published in Medical Marijuana