Since its legalization in the state of California, marijuana for medical use officially moved from the fringes of medical practice to a rightful, respected place of its own. For years, Dr. S. Paul Daniels has touted the benefits of medical marijuana’s natural healing powers, and Health & Wellness Medical Clinic is proud to help hundreds of patients in California access medical marijuana for their conditions.
Why It Helps
Medical marijuana is still being studied, and more is being discovered every day. What we know for sure is that two chemicals in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol are primarily responsible for its healing properties. Both has been proven to relieve pain as well as other symptoms, which we’ll discuss below.
What It Helps
While by no means an exhaustive list, the following conditions are a few of the most common concerns that medical marijuana treats effectively.
Chronic pain: With over 3 million cases a year, chronic pain is a widespread condition, and sometimes a mysterious one with no discernable cause. Medical marijuana, particularly when high in cannabidiol, can relieve chronic pain related to fibromyalgia, arthritis and other conditions.
Muscle spasms and involuntary movements: It has been found that Parkinson’s sufferers can lessen their tremors with medical marijuana treatment. This medication can also relieve muscle spasms by relaxing muscle groups and preventing painful tightening from occurring.
Nausea and IBS: Sufferers of IBS and other chronic bowel or stomach conditions can rely on medical marijuana to relieve the various symptoms that accompany these ailments, including nausea and bowel irritation. Even patients with Crohn’s disease, which is notoriously difficult to treat, report relief from treatment with medical marijuana.
Anxiety and depression: Two of the most common mental disorders can also be treated with medical marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol are both effective in relieving stress, aiding relaxation and lifting mood.
Chemotherapy side effects: This year, over 300,000 Americans will discover that they have cancer. Many will undergo chemotherapy, an effective but physically grueling form of treatment. Chemotherapy patients suffer unpleasant side effects like pain and nausea, but medical marijuana can help during this already trying time in their lives.
If your condition is not on this list, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it can’t be treated by medical marijuana. The only way to know for sure is by contacting Health & Wellness Medical Clinic for a quick (shorter than fifteen minutes) evaluation.