Cannabis-based medications show exceptional progress for ALS. The plant treats most symptoms of the disease and hints at treating many aspects of the illness itself; with more research, cannabis may become the standard in treating ALS.
Cannabis eases the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, are anti-inflammatory agents that reduce swelling and inflammation in the joints of arthritic patients.
We found that cannabis oil is consistently effective in reducing chronic pain. Oral cannabinoids, seem to improve some aspects of chronic pain (sleep and general quality of life), or cancer chronic pain, acute postoperative pain, abdominal chronic pain, and rheumatoid pain.
Simply put, when certain cannabinoids connect to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it induces an increase in ceramide synthesis that leads to cell death. A normal cell does not produce ceramide when it is near THC; therefore it is not affected by the cannabinoid.
The gut has two main functions, namely digestion of food and host defense, protecting us from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. The endocannabinoid system, which is widely distributed throughout the gastrointestinal system, is a key player in keeping these two important functions regulated. It is found in the gut’s nerves and in the cells of the immune system, working to maintain homeostasis of gastric motility (the muscular contractions that work to move food through the bowel), intestinal pain signaling, intestinal inflammation, and maintenance of the barrier of the gut lining.
IBS is an inflammation-related condition. Cannabis (more precisely its compound CBD), is a proven anti-inflammatory agent. Cannabis is also known as a natural analgesic and anxiolytic, and both of these traits are sought-after for treating IBS symptoms.
Cannabis oil helps to reduce brain damage after a stroke, new research suggests. Chemical compounds found in the plants oils could help shrink the area of the brain affected by stroke, the study also suggests.
Marijuana’s two main cannabinoids are CBD and THC, which work in the body by binding and slowing down pain signals. Research on medical marijuana treatment for epilepsy centers on CBD, which, unlike THC, is not psychoactive. The study shows that CBD works not only on pain signals, but it also affects the entire messaging system.
“Aphasia is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Currently, aphasia is treated using a variety of therapies, including speech and other cognitive therapies. There have not been enough studies to understand if medical marijuana can assist in aphasia therapy.
PTSD patients have been saying for years that cannabis helps with their PTSD. This debilitating condition causes chronic problems like nightmares, panic attacks, hypervigilance, detachment from others, overwhelming emotions, and self-destructive behavior. In some cases, these overwhelming symptoms can even lead to suicide. And while research on the topic has been somewhat inconclusive, many PTSD patients continue to report that cannabis does help.
If you have been living with diabetes for a while now, you are most likely familiar with traditional diabetes treatments and prevention measures, such as insulin and diet change. Both are equally important in maintaining. But, many people are learning how to use cannabis oil to help cope with the disease. Cannabis oil is also referred to as CBD.
Compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 by blocking its entry into cells, according to a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University