The clinical efficacy of medical cannabis
Over the last 10 to 20 years, the medical benefits of the cannabis plant have become clearer and more widely known. The benefits for sufferers of conditions that involve chronic pain are now apparent, and this wonderful plant is providing succour and relief for increasing numbers of patients across the world.
The London Cannabis Clinic offers a comprehensive pain management treatment service based on the use of medical cannabis. In this article, we’ll give you a solid overview of the medical benefits of cannabis, and how therapies based on the use of this marvellous plant might be the solution for which you are seeking.
The medical benefits of cannabis
So, what are the medical benefits of cannabis? While recreational users use the plant with the aim of getting high on a chemical called THC that cannabis contains, it is CBD that benefits therapeutic users. CBD is a cannabinoid found in both marijuana and hemp plants that works to counteract the effects of THC.
Negative effects of THC can include feelings of paranoia as well as hallucinations, but medical cannabis does not contain the same levels of THC as one would expect to find in recreational ‘weed’. This means that you do not get ‘high’ on medical cannabis.
The benefits of using medical cannabis, therefore, include significant pain relief, as well as improved sleep and better mobility. It can be used to treat a range of conditions, including arthritis, back pain, sciatica and neck pain. It has also been shown to offer significant benefits to sufferers of conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia.
How does medical cannabis work?
Given that it seems able to provide such significant pain relief along with other benefits, you might be wondering how medical cannabis works. We’ll answer that question for you now.
Medical cannabis works to soothe the body’s nervous and immune systems by interacting with your endocannabinoid system. It enhances the systems that are already present, soothing pain and helping with sleep. It essentially works as a partner to your body’s own natural defence systems, allowing them to fight pain with what they already possess more effectively.
Why should you consider using medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis can provide pain relief solutions that are not based on the use of traditional pain killers. The long-term use of traditional pain killers is associated with a host of negative potential side effects, including addiction.
If you are experiencing any kind of distressing and painful symptoms, then medical cannabis might be a treatment option to consider. At the London Cannabis Clinic, you can get in touch with a pain Specialist in medical cannabis who can assess your needs. Our team is headed by Dr Attam Singh, an award-winning pain specialist who is a Fellow of the University of Michigan.
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