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Cannabinoids in the Body - Clinical Cannabis

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2019 7:07:22 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

CBD treatment. The body does not see cannabinoids as drugs, rather as a natural signaling molecules essential for optimal health. All mammals have an ECS or endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system regulates a host of physiological processes throughout the body. In the brain, endocannabinoids regulate mood, memory, appetite pain levels and reward.  

They also regulate insulin release and resistance along with a variety of other gastrointestinal processes. Like any other bodily system, the ECS can be thrown off balance by trauma, stress and toxins. 

Clinical and pre-clinical studies have demonstrated CBD has broad therapeutic properties including reductions in seizures, psychotic symptoms, anxiety, depression, inflammation, neurodegeneration, MS symptoms and chronic pain either used alone or when co-administered with THC.  

Individuals are typically using chronic pain, arthritis/joint pain and anxiety but depression and sleep disorders are also common uses. The perceived efficacy of CBD for these medical conditions is high with many users reporting that CBD works very well for their conditions by itself and almost half of the users use it daily. 

CBD generates an anti-inflammatory effects, an agonistic effect reducing total inflammatory damage, controls inflammation in the brain, promotes the uptake of intracellular calcium and smoothing muscles and skeletal muscles to mitigate spasticity and associated pain. THC can be useful in the management of severe debilitating pain that cannot be completely controlled by CBD. It is also effective in conditions where sedation and distraction are important methods of helping to control pain such as late stage cancers, kidney failure, traumatic brain injury, hepatitis etc..

If you are suffering with

  • cancer
  • chronic pain
  • positive HIV status
  • AIDS
  • PTSD
  • damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication or intractable spasticity
  • irritable bowel disease
  • epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Huntington’s disease

You may be a candidate for medical marijuana.  Call us at 845 358-8385 to schedule your Med Mary consult with Dr. E. 

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Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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