Potential Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana
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Marijuana Cannabis is a complex substance containing over 60 different forms of cannabinoids, the active ingredients. Therapeutic use of marijuana cannabis has a long history of over 4,500 years and it has been regarded as both good and bad, across documented history. It has been said that usage of cannabis for fiber making is as old as 10,000 years in China. Ancient Indian, Egyptian, and Greek civilization recognized its psychoactive and anti-inflammatory properties. There are immense health benefits of marijuana. Marijuana allows the body a respite from any kind of tensions by normalizing blood pressure and sleeping disorder. According to patient case studies and scientific research, medical marijuana can be helpful in a variety of health problems.
Here’s a list of major researches that has shown promising results of the health benefits of marijuana.
Migraines: Recent research has shown that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana cannabis, inhibits the release of serotonin from the blood of migraine sufferers during an acute attack, thereby reducing symptoms of pain.
Cancer: Researchers from Madrid and Spain have found that THC promotes the death of brain cancer cells by a process called autophagy. THC also helps to reduce tumor growth in common lung cancer by 50% and significantly reduce the ability of the cancer to spread.
Chemotherapy: When a patient is undergoing chemotherapy, they can have extreme dehydration and weight loss. In order to stop the weight loss, a patient can smoke, eat, or take medical marijuana to help the nausea subside.
Chronic diseases: Research shows that marijuana cannabis can help to treat the symptoms of chronic diseases like irritable bowel disease, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Prevents Alzheimer’s: The THC found in marijuana works to prevent Alzheimer’s by clocking the deposits in the brain that cause the disease.
Treats glaucoma: Some studies found that the use of medical marijuana helps lower intraocular pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients.
Seizures: Marijuana has been proved as muscle relaxant and has ‘antispasmodic’ qualities which have proven to be a very effective treatment of seizures.
Pain management: Those who have chronic pain have reported better results with medical cannabis. Chronic pain is a broad category that includes arthritis, migraines, back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, phantom limb pain, scoliosis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis etc.
AIDS: For the patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, medical marijuana helps to reduce neuropathic pain and muscle spasm. It also improves appetite and sleep patterns by reducing nauseaand stress.
Asthma: Marijuana Cannabis can help to reduce the asthma symptoms byopening up bronchial tubes.
Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. In this case marijuana reduces attacks and muscle spasm by preventing loss of consciousness.
: For the patients suffering from parkinson’sdisease, MMJ reduces the symptoms by improving extreme slowness of movement, muscle rigidity and tremor.