Medical Cannabis can be a useful alternative treatment.
The cannabinoids in medical cannabis are gaining recognition as a treatment option for a wide range of symptoms and conditions. Find out more about how medical cannabis can help you.
HOW CANNABIS WORKS
OUR ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The human body's endocannabinoid system consists of a network of cell receptors which can be activated by naturally occurring molecules found in cannabis plant – THC and CBD. The endocannabinoid system contains CB1 receptors – which are most densely concentrated in parts of the brain and central nervous system, and less densely found throughout the rest of the body. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are less densely located in the brain regions, and more concentrated in the peripheral nervous system and organs. THC binds mainly to CB1 while CBD indirectly interacts with CB1 and CB2. The mapping of these receptors fits well with the diverse range of symptoms and conditions that are found to respond to medical cannabis.
A KEY REGULATOR
The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating many bodily functions including: blood pressure, immunity, stress, mood, inflammation, sleep, pain response, neurotoxicity, and digestive functions. Research into medicinal cannabis and specific conditions is ongoing, with new insights and treatment recommendations emerging.
CONDITIONS AND SYMPTOMS FOR WHICH MEDICAL CANNABIS HAS BEEN USED
- Chronic Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
- Nausea and Vomiting – particularly associated with chemotherapy
- Appetite stimulation
- Muscle spasticity associated with Multiple Sclerosis
- Tics associated with Tourette Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease/ Crohn's Disease/Ulcertative Colitis-related symptoms
- Fibromyalgia-related pain/ Sleep disorder
- Movement disorders associated with Parkinson's Disease
- Pediatric Seizures – Dravet Syndrome
- Palliative Care
- Harm Reduction
CONTACT OUR FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF
National Access Cannabis Medical was founded on the idea of sharing a passion for wellness with others. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, cannabinoid therapy nurse educators and clinic assistants will support you through your medical cannabis journey and provide you with tailored education and resources. For more information, contact us at 1-800-411-1126.