Would you try Marijuana gum for pain relief?

As of June, 29 states (and Washington D.C) have legalized marijuana for medicinal use, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). That means millions of people suffering from chronic pain have access to a new way to relieve their suffering.
Some studies have already shown that inhaling marijuana can relieve chronic nerve pain. One study revealed that the pain symptoms dropped slightly when participants inhaled a marijuana vapor three times per day, according to WebMD.

This study showed that the actual pain relief was only marginally better than those who took a placebo, and some participants experienced a headache, dry eyes, numbness and a cough.
Medical marijuana is available in several forms including capsules and oils. Doctors prescribe the medication for cancer patients (to ease nausea), anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, migraines, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy, among others.
According to How Stuff Works, cannabis is useful because cannabinoids in the marijuana bind to endocannabinoids the body naturally produces. This creates reactions in the body that help block pain receptors (and creates a high feeling).

One problem doctors are running into is that when patients take Cannabis in capsule form, the body metabolizes 90% of the medication in the liver before it can reach other areas of the body. Gum could make it easier to distribute the pain-relieving properties without mind-altering side effects, according to Herb.

Cannabis gum could deliver lower doses of the cannabis to patients. This would allow patients to get the pain relief with fewer side effects, according to Herb.
This form of dispersing the medication is still new, but there are already some possible drawbacks.
A study published in a 2008 edition of The Journal of the American Medical Association, showed a link between people who smoked marijuana and patients with gum disease. The study showed that individuals who regularly smoked marijuana were 60% more likely to have gum disease, according to WebMD. It’s unclear what effect chewing it would have on gums and teeth.

Source: home.remedydaily.com

Groundbreaking Research: Cannabis Treats ADHD Better Than Adderall

The medical use of marijuana is no secret. It can be used to treat a number of ailments, chronic and short term.

According to a groundbreaking new medical study of 30 patients with ADHD, all 30 reported improved concentration and sleep as well as reduced impulsivity after using medicinal cannabis.

These 30 patients all reported having limited success with conventional treatments like Ritalin and Adderall.

22 of the 30 patients opted to forgo their previously prescribed medications and use marijuana to manage their symptoms instead.

It’s a small sample group, yet it’s an incredibly positive development.

“Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine,” said Dr. David Bearman, a cannabinoidologist.

“This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin and dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.”

Basically, cannabinoids in marijuana might correct dopamine shortages in the brain that’s seen with people who have ADHD. Right now, Colorado and California are the only two states that allow prescription of medical marijuana to treat ADHD.

With any luck, more studies like this one will move more states to allow treatment.

Autistic Boy Gains Ability To Speak After Just 2 Days Of Cannabis Oil Treatment

At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two yearsand survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking.

“While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel Gomez Santiago told Yahoo News. “But we waited until he was 3 and cancer-free to look at his behavior.”

According to Yahoo, “He and his wife Gladys — also parents to two older boys, now 18 and 20 — did a cram course in educating themselves on autism. They tried various schools and therapies and eventually found impressive success with a unique surf-therapy school near their home.”

Eventually, the Santiago family stumbled upon a treatment of real potency and potential: CBD oil.

Through a fundraising program, they were able to receive a tiny bottle of the oil. Kalel was given oral doses twice a day.

WITHIN JUST TWO DAYS, HE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO SPEAK. “HE SURPRISED US IN SCHOOL BY SAYING THE VOWELS, A-E-I-O-U. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME EVER,” ABIEL SAID. “YOU CAN’T IMAGINE THE EMOTION WE HAD, HEARING KALEL’S VOICE FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT WAS AMAZING. THE TEACHER RECORDED HIM AND SENT IT TO MY WIFE AND ME AND WE SAID WELL, THE ONLY DIFFERENT THING WE HAVE BEEN DOING IS USING THE CBD.”

Soon after, he began using consonants, too, speaking like his parents never thought possible. “He said, ‘amo mi mama,’ ‘I love my mom,’” Abiel says. “I don’t know how to thank [the CBD oil makers].”

Kalel’s story is yet another piece of evidence piling onto the mountain of support for cannabis oil and full marijuana legalization. Please share this with as many people as possible.

There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer

Cannabis is a Schedule I drug in the United States. That means the government has designated the plant as having no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

No accepted medical use? There are scores of studies that say differently.

Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana activist, and he has been on a crusade of healing. He considers Cannabis to be the most medicinally active plant that humans can use on this planet.

Marijuana has been shown in some cases to effectively treat numerous types of cancer, improve immunity, and fight anxiety and pain.

Here’s the full list of studies:

Cannabis kills tumor cells

Uterine, testicular, and pancreatic cancers

Brain cancer

Mouth and throat cancer

Breast cancer

Lung cancer

Prostate cancer

Blood cancer

Skin cancer

Liver cancer

Cannabis cancer cures (general)

Cancers of the head and neck

Cholangiocarcinoma cancer

Leukemia

Cannabis partially/fully induced cancer cell death

Translocation-positive rhabdomyosarcoma

Lymphoma

Cannabis kills cancer cells

Melanoma

Thyroid carcinoma

Colon cancer

Intestinal inflammation and cancer

Cannabinoids in health and disease

Cannabis inhibits cancer cell invasion

Cannabis Oil Cures 8 Month Old Infant of Cancer, Dissolving Large Inoperable Tumor In 8 Months

According to Dr. William Courtney, the western medical mind has a very hard if not impossible time trying to understand the diverse actions of Cannabidiol. He explains how his youngest patient who is 8 months old, had a very massive centrally located inoperable brain tumor.

The child’s father pushed for non-traditional treatment utilizing cannabis and put cannabinoid oil on the baby’s pacifier twice per day, gradually increasing the dose. Within two months there was a dramatic reduction. Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the cannabis approach means that “this child…is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation.

While 10,000 year old cultural practices involve drying then heating cannabis to effect a nearly complete decarboxylation of THC-Acid into THC. The creation of massive amounts of THC is compounded by the introduction of a psychoactive side effect that has a 10 mg dose limitation secondary to CB1 receptor stimulation. Research conducted in Bethesda Maryland led to Patent 6,630,507 held by the United States of America since 2003 that teaches that the lack of psycho-activity in CBD allows doses that are 100-200 times greater than the tolerable dose of THC. The articulated “Effective oral human dosage schedule is 20 mg / kg body weight” requires a considerable amount of cannabis. The simplest approach is to consume the trichrome laden fully mature flower along with the 80-day leaf. Patient responses have exceeded any expectations. tumorincenterbabyt
Above: The progression of healing in the 8 month old infant as the tumor (large white center mass in upper left) gradually disappeared in 8 months through treatment with cannabinoids.

Historically, dietary use of the entire raw cannabis plant brings us back in line with 34 million years of cannabis evolution. Lipid messenger molecules preceded cannabis by billions of years. The 4 billion year old development of lipid messenger molecules not only regulated resource management in the most primitive life forms, but were central in the earliest autocrine and paracrine modulation of cellular function. I believe autocrine cross talk was the necessary precedent to symbiotic, then multi-cellular life forms. Tissue specific or paracrine cluster regulation is the domain of the lipid messenger molecules and is the path to comprehending the incredible diversity of function that are only now beginning to be understood. While our perception / publication of these physiologic properties are new, the phenomenal beneficial affects were there yesterday, last year, if not hundreds of millions to billions of years ago.

Researchers have now found that the compound, called cannabidiol, has the ability to ‘switch off’ the gene responsible for metastasis in an aggressive form of cancer. Importantly, this substance does not produce the psychoactive properties of the cannabis plant.

cannabis-piechartCannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Dr. Courtney recommends drinking 4 – 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant, 5 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) per kg of body weight, a salad of Hemp seed sprouts and 50 mg of THC taken in 5 daily doses.
“If you heat the plant, you will decarboxylate THC-acid and you will get high, you”ll get your 10 mg. If you don’t heat it, you can go up to five or six hundred milligrams & use it as a Dietary Cannabis. . . and push it up to the Anti-oxidant and Neuro-protective levels which come into play at hundreds of milligrams,” stated Dr. William Courtney.

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“The Hemp plant is actually an excellent plant because the THC content can be low, that’s if you’re treating a condition for which appears CBD food supplement is in order. . . The plants we’re using in Luxembourg have only 1% CBD, a 1% CBD plant is providing you with 19 times more CBD per pound than Oranges provide you of vitamin C. A 1% is an excellent source, you can make tremendous concentrates you can eat the plant raw – and the absence of the THC – you can heat Hemp, which you can’t do with other strains because the THC acid comes out and you end up with a psycho-toxic substance,” says Dr. William Courtney.

Cannabis and Coconut Oil Make Powerful Mixture to Kill Cancer Cells

Humans have cultivated and used the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant, known colloquially as marijuana since history was recorded. Archaeologists in Central Asia even found over 2 pounds of cannabis in a 2,700-year-old grave of a shaman.

Written and pictorial evidence of cannabis use is scattered throughout numerous cultures indicating a wide acceptance and use of the plant for thousands of years.
Drug Classification Halts Use

Federal prohibitions outlawing the therapeutic and recreational use of cannabis were first imposed by Congress with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Later, the plant’s organic compounds (cannabinoids) were classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

This classification puts the plant in the same pool as heroin and states that cannabis possesses “a high potential for abuse … no currently accepted medical use … [and] a lack of accepted safety for the use of the drug … under medical supervision.”

In contrast, cocaine and methamphetamine – illegal for recreational use, may be consumed under a doctor’s supervision and are classified as Schedule II drugs. Examples of Schedule III and IV drugs include anabolic steroids and Valium. Analgesics that contain codeine are defined by law as Schedule V drugs, the most lenient classification.
In Support of Therapeutic Use

Federal lawmakers continue to use the dated drug classification as a means to defend criminalization of marijuana. However, there appears to be a very little scientific basis for the categorization of the plant. As its prohibition has passed 75 years, researchers continue to study the therapeutic properties of cannabis.

There are over 20,000 published reviews and studies in a scientific literature that pertain to the cannabis plant and its cannabinoids, almost one-third of these have been published in the last 4 years. A keyword search on PubMed Central (the US government library of peer-reviewed scientific research) shows 2,100 studies alone since 2011.

Modern culture is now catching up on what our ancestors knew, and public opinion and relaxing state legislation are leading the way for more people to use medicinal marijuana for a wide number of medical conditions. At present, marijuana for medical purposes is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

While the debate continues to boil at both state and federal levels, there has been a strong and growing trend of acceptance related to the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that marijuana may indeed contain some powerful medicinal properties that we would be foolish to overlook.

Joycelyn Elders, MD, former US Surgeon General, wrote the following in a March 26, 2004, article titled “Myths About Medical Marijuana,” published in the Providence Journal:
“THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING THAT MARIJUANA CAN RELIEVE CERTAIN TYPES OF PAIN, NAUSEA, VOMITING AND OTHER SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY SUCH ILLNESSES AS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CANCER, AND AIDS — OR BY THE HARSH DRUGS SOMETIMES USED TO TREAT THEM. AND IT CAN DO SO WITH REMARKABLE SAFETY. INDEED, MARIJUANA IS LESS TOXIC THAN MANY OF THE DRUGS THAT PHYSICIANS PRESCRIBE EVERY DAY.”

Ray Cavanaugh, Ph.D., National Director of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC), wrote the following in a 2002 article titled “The Plight of the Chronically Ill,” posted on the AAMC website:
“MANY OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SOUGHT RELIEF WITH THE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS, AN AGE-OLD REMEDY THAT NOW SHOWS REAL SCIENTIFIC EFFICACY. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THE SICK HAVE REPLACED DISABLING NARCOTICS AND OTHER PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS WITH NONTOXIC AND BENIGN CANNABIS. THE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING.

FOLKS WITH SPINAL INJURIES ABLE TO GIVE UP THEIR WALKERS, AIDS PATIENTS ABLE TO GAIN WEIGHT AND KEEP THEIR MEDICATIONS DOWN, CANCER PATIENTS FINDING RELIEF FROM THE TERRIBLE NAUSEA OF CHEMOTHERAPY, CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS ONCE AGAIN FUNCTIONAL WITH THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS RESTORED FROM NARCOTIC LETHARGY, AND FOLKS ONCE DISABLED FROM CRIPPLING PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND ADDICTIONS, RETURNED TO SANITY AND SOCIETY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A NONTOXIC HERB WITH REMARKABLE HEALING POWERS.”

The American Nurses Association (ANA) wrote the following in its Mar. 19, 2004 “Position Statement: Providing Patients Safe Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis,” posted on the ANA website:
“THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (ANA) RECOGNIZES THAT PATIENTS SHOULD HAVE SAFE ACCESS TO THERAPEUTIC MARIJUANA/CANNABIS. CANNABIS OR MARIJUANA HAS BEEN USED MEDICINALLY FOR CENTURIES. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN TREATING A WIDE RANGE OF SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS.”

Researchers at the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced findings from a number of randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials on the medical utility of inhaled cannabis in 2010.

The studies used the FDA ‘gold standard’ clinical trial design and reported that marijuana should be the “first line of treatment” for patients suffering from neuropathy and other serious illnesses.

Neuropathy is a type of pain associated with diabetes, cancer, spinal cord injuries, HIV/AIDS and other debilitating conditions. The trials indicated that marijuana controlled pain as good or better than available medications.

Scientists continue to study the effectiveness of cannabinoids all over the world. In Germany, there have been over 37 controlled studies, with over 2,500 subjects, assessing the safety and efficacy of marijuana, since 2005. In contrast, most FDA-approved drugs go through far fewer trials with fewer subjects but are approved for use.

The research on cannabis has shifted from studying its ability to alleviate symptoms of a disease such as nausea associated with chemotherapy to its potential role in modifying disease. Medical marijuana has been shown to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and moderate autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Cannabis and Coconut Oil

Medical marijuana capsules infused in coconut oil are an alternative way to therapeutically use cannabis without having to inhale it through smoking. Infusing cannabis into coconut oil also allows for easy entry into the liver where it can be rapidly processed.

Coconut oil is used because of its high amount of essential fatty acids which makes it a good binding agent for the cannabinoids. Not to mention its amazing health properties. Half of the fat in coconut oil is comprised of a fat that is not frequently found in nature, lauric acid.

Lauric acid has been called a “miracle” ingredient due to its health-promoting capabilities and is present in a mother’s milk. In fact, it can be found in only three dietary sources—small amounts in butterfat and larger amounts in palm kernel and coconut oil.

In the body, lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, which is a potent antiviral, antibacterial and antiprotozoal substance. Because monolaurin is a monoglyceride, it can destroy lipid-coated viruses including measles, influenza, HIV, herpes and a number of pathogenic bacteria.

Testimony – A Success Story

While many remain suspicious of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, Stan and Barb Rutner are convinced of its efficacy. This couple has stood in the face of cancer a number of times and survived to learn from their experiences.

Barb had two bouts of breast cancer and Stan were diagnosed 20 years ago with non-Hodgkin lymphoma which, after treatment, disappeared. However, in 2011, it returned. Cancerous nodes in his lungs were diagnosed and later he was told that the cancer was in his brain. The outlook was grim indeed.

As he went through the harsh treatment of chemotherapy and radiation, Stan and his family wanted to find a natural solution that would help improve his quality of life and even prolong it. Hearing that cannabis was effective in helping with the pain and other effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients they were more than open to give it a try. According to Stan and Barb, medical cannabis was the golden ticket.

The Rutners daughter, Corinne and her husband did some research and it was decided that daytime cannabis capsule infused in coconut oil would be a good choice. After two weeks of taking the capsule, Stan was able to give up his oxygen tank that he was tied to around the clock. He began to gain weight, sleep better and get stronger overall. After several months, a brain scan revealed that Stan was completely cancer free.

The Rutners are convinced that cannabis works as an anti-cancer medicine. According to John, the Rutners son-in-law:

“THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT CANNABIS PULLED MY FATHER-IN-LAW OUT OF THE WASTING STAGES OF CANCER AND ENABLED HIM TO GAIN STRENGTH AND IN TURN FIGHT THIS HORRIBLE CELL MALFUNCTION WITH SUCCESS. WHILE MANY WOULD SAY THAT THE CHEMO AND RADIATION COULD HAVE PLAYED A PART, HE WOULD NEVER HAVE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO FIND OUT WITHOUT CANNABIS OIL.”

Big Pharma Is Synthesizing Cannabis To Make A Patent-able Pill And It’s Killing People

Big Pharma is hurriedly attempting to imitate these same effects — in their labs.

Throughout the bodies of every human on the planet is a physiological system that plays a crucial role in establishing and maintaining human health. The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS), discovered by scientists unafraid of studying marijuana, is made of endocannabinoids and their receptors which are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.

The goal of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis within your body.
While the human body produces its own version of endocannabinoids to stimulate these receptors, scientists have discovered that phytocannabinoids, plant-based substances, can also stimulate these cannabinoid receptors. The most well-known, and most psychoactive phytocannabinoid is Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is derived from the cannabis plant. However, other, non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) are gaining the interest of researchers due to a variety of healing properties.

There are over 20,000 articles searchable on PubMed detailing the effects of “cannabinoid”(s). New research has shown that cannabis is an effective treatment for a myriad of ailments ranging from cancer, to epilepsy, to PTSD.

These seemingly miraculous benefits have gotten the attention of the pharmaceutical industry which is likely interested in profiting from said benefits. The thing about cannabis, however, is that it doesn’t need Big Pharma to produce it, package it and distribute, as it can grow in your backyard.

But, when government-connected industries wish to shut out their competition, which in this case is a plant, they lean on the state’s ability to stifle competition through claiming a right to the intellectual property behind a particular set of ingredients – otherwise known as a patent.

Since no one can patent a wild plant, pharmaceutical industries turn to their labs and chemistry to recreate nature.

The drug Marinol is an example of a pharmaceutical chemical compound that is produced by Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. and used to mimic nature. It contains a nearly identical molecular structure as the THC molecule and has similar effects of marijuana on cancer patients in regards to increasing appetite, etc. But unlike its natural counterpart, Marinol does not grow on trees.

This impulse to exclusively own the rights to life-saving medicines is nothing new. However, with the ever-increasing scientific data showing the miraculous effects of cannabis on healing the human body, Big Pharma is hurriedly attempting to imitate these same effects — in their labs.

This haste is proving to be deadly, at least in one example, in France.

According to Ouest France, a recent test conducted by Biotrial, on behalf of the Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial, has left six people hospitalized in Rennes. One of those six people was declared clinically dead at the University Hospital of Rennes last week.

Cancer Institute Finally Admits Marijuana Kills Cancer

Cancer kills nearly 600,000 Americans per year. And this year alone, over 1.6 million people will be diagnosed. So much time and research has gone into the cure of cancer in the last few decades. Yet, because of the stigma associated with marijuana, this wonder plant has been largely ignored by governments and researchers as a potential cure – or a key piece to a cure at least.

The Admission

In August 2015, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released a report on their website which stated, “Marijuana kills cancer”. Yes, you read that right – marijuana kills cancer.

We know that cannabis can be used for medicinal purposes to relieve symptoms of many chronic illnesses. In fact, marijuana has actually been used for medicinal purposes for over 3000 years.

The potential benefits of medicinal Cannabis for people living with cancer (and other chronic illness) include:

  • Anti-nausea
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved sleep

So, how does cannabis kill cancer?

There are 21 chemical components found in marijuana called cannabinoids. These chemicals activate specific receptors found throughout the body to produce pharmacologic effects in the central nervous system and the immune system. This is the physiological and biochemical changes in the body produced by a drug in therapeutic concentration.

THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. However, there are other compounds such as cannabinol (CBN), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), tetrahydrocannabivarin(THCv), and delta-8-THC that can have pharmacologic effects. For example, CBD is known to have significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity without the high that THC produces.

During a 2-year study, groups of mice and rats were given various doses of THC by tube feeding. Tests were also done of a variety of cancerous cells.

Here is what they found:

  • Cannabinoids may reduce tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed to grow tumors.
  • Lab tests on animals have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
  • Cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.
  • A laboratory study of THC in liver cancer cells showed it damaged or killed the cancer cells.
  • The same study of THC in models of liver cancer showed that it had anti-tumor effects.
  • CBD may make chemotherapy more effective

Source: National Cancer Institute

A Men’s Health Study proves that cannabis can potentially kill cancer: An analysis of 84,170 participants looked at the association between cannabis use and the occurrence of bladder cancer. Over 16 years, they found 89 Cannabis users developed bladder cancer compared with 190 of the men who did not report cannabis use. After dividing the study up by age, race, ethnicity, and body mass index, cannabis use was associated with a 45% reduction in bladder cancer incidence.

In conclusion, many studies have shown the potential of cannabis being able to kill cancer cells. However, little of these studies have been tested on humans. Only a handful of clinical trials have been held with humans, so it is too soon to say if the effects will work as well in humans. The good news is work is being done, and the topic is gaining interest among researchers.

Marijuana for Nerve Pain Offers Hope for Neuropathy Sufferers

Medical marijuana has been found to be effective in treating a whole host of conditions and disorders. In fact, as scientists continue to investigate the plant, more medicinal uses are being found. One of the conditions medical marijuana is found to be useful for is neuropathy. Neuropathy is a disorder of the nervous system that most often affects patients with diabetes. It might be caused by a number of factors though including injury, infections, alcoholism, traumatic injuries, autoimmune diseases, medications, infections, tumors, and inherited disorders. In any case, the nerves are damaged and pain is the result. According to several studies, medical marijuana is very effective for treating the condition, regardless of its cause, and many are now using marijuana for nerve pain.

An Overview of Neuropathy

nerves become damaged in some way resulting in extreme pain. Each kind of nerve affects the body in a different way. The specific damage and resulting pain, depends on the specific injury. Neuropathy affects everyone differently. If the sensory nerves are damaged, physical sensation, temperature and touch will be affected. If the motor nerves are damaged it will affect muscle movement. The autonomic nerves control automatic functions in the body like blood pressure, digestion, bladder and heart rate. If these become impacted, problems in these areas will occur such as digestive disorders. Wherever there is nerve damage, problems like these will arise.

How Neuropathy Impacts the Body’s Nerves

The affected nerves will send erroneous signals to other pain centers causing pain and havoc for the body. There may be just 1, 2 or multiple nerves affected at a time. Most commonly, multiple nerves are affected. The pain experienced from neuropathy is complicated and unique to every individual. Sometimes peripheral neuropathy affects the extremities, such as hands and feet. It is usually felt as numbness, stinging, tingling or excruciating pain; it depends on how the specific nerves are damaged and how they are affecting the rest of the body. Every case is unique and treating it depends on what is causing the problem to begin with but many sufferers are using marijuana for nerve pain treatment.

A 36 Year Old Man Was On His Deathbed With Lung Disease – This Is What Happened When He Used Cannabis Oil

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease or COPD is a type of condition that affects the lungs and airways.

It describes other different conditions like chronic bronchitis, emphysema and bronchiectasis. What is so worrying about this condition, is that our medical community has yet to come to grips with it. It causes so much anxiety because these are progressive diseases that become much worse over time, and become life-threatening. It is a shocking fact, and COPD is found to kill more people than any other disease.

Illnesses that are labelled under COPD are diseases that put pressure and prevent air from traveling in airways. With that, your lungs can’t function the way they should and lose elasticity, making it harder for you to breathe.

5 Common Symptoms of COPD

1. Becoming out of breath after the minimum of exertion.

2. Suffering increased amounts of sputum.

3. Tightness in the chest.

<4. Pain and difficulty drawing breath.

5. Suffering frequent bouts of fatigue.

Medical Science Continues to Search For An Effective Treatment

When in the last stage of COPD, patients need to have a supply of oxygen around them at all times. The medications given to COPD sufferers have adverse side effects that contribute to more problems, While thats happening, medical science is researching new effective treatment options.

People Are Turning To Medical Cannabis in Desperation

Many who suffer from COPD become so exhausted and fed up with the issues behind conventional medicine, that they have desperately turned to medical marijuana. With that, medical cannabis is said to help relieve symptoms without any harsh side effects. Even though smoking cannabis is avoided for reasons, many people who have COPD claim that vaping (slang fro utilizing a vaporizer to inhale cannabis) aids in coping with symptoms without causing any inflammation.

Best Results Come From Ingesting Medical Cannabis Oil Extract

Effective results come from consuming cannabis in the form of concentrated oil extract. Rick Simpson, developed this in Canada, and its now being used across Eastern Europe. Even in the U.S. (those who live in legalized cannabis states) have taught themselves to make the oil.

There are a lot of people who believe cannabis can aid in alleviating a multitude of conditions and diseases like:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic epilepsy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s

Cannabis treatments provide relief to many who suffer from severe diseases, where conventional medicine is useless, and causes more issues. There are increasingly more sufferers from COPD who are experimenting with cannabis treatment and taking in benefits. This who are in later stages of the condition are seeing improvements and even in those who have emphysema.

The Real Life Experience of Jeff Waters

The story of Jeff Waters provides an example of how cannabis can help COPD. It was 8 years after Jeff was diagnosed with COPD, that h was forced to go in the ER from a bout of severe bronchitis. It was found in his lungs that some scar tissue resided and he received a diagnosis of stage 2 COPD.

Medical practitioners had prescribed many conventional drugs, and warning him to be aware that his condition will deteriorate and be life-threatening. His condition became worse over time to the point where he could not climb the stairs.

It was stage 3 where he had to carry around an oxygen tank with him. Jeff even had trouble shaving and showering as he would need oxygen readily available.

The Turning Point

Jeff ended up contracting severe pneumonia, and on life support. He suffered a severe allergic reaction form a medication prescribed to him for hypertension, When he recovered, he decided to try out medical cannabis.

Jeff spoke with other COPD sufferers online and they had encouraged him to try out medical cannabis, and through these people, he found a reliable source of advice. After purchasing and consuming the oil for two months, Jeff was able to live without any medication, and went without his oxygen tank.

He is now able to walk 2-5 miles a day, and now is vocal about his success story with cannabis oil. It gave him back his life.