What Are The Medical Benefits of Marijuana ?
We often hear that marijuana can be used for various medical conditions but we don’t really know what kind of impact it can have. Yes, it is well documented that this plant can help relieve anxiety, reduce stress and pains, but is there something more to it?
In order to uncover the truth, we have created this short article. Here, we will talk about all the potential benefits and how this plant can impact various diseases. Check it out!
- Its impact on cancer
Marijuana is often associated with cancer. But, what most people don’t know is that besides pain relief, this plant can help slow or stop cancer from spreading. There were lots of studies involving this plant and based on what we’ve seen, there are good chances it can have a positive impact on treating this disease. Of course, cancer is really hard to treat in general so don’t expect miracles but based on what we have seen, it can have a really good impact on stopping the spread.
- Treatment of glaucoma
It is really interesting how marijuana affects glaucoma. It is really effective when it comes to relieving pressure within the eye. According to research, it helps decrease intraocular pressure in both healthy people and those suffering from this issue. So, it does have a good impact regardless of whether or not you’re having the condition.
- Helps with arthritis
Arthritis can be a really nasty condition and something that will affect you for years to come. There isn’t a real cure for it so you have to leave with the consequences. However, cannabis can help with some of the symptoms. It is especially good for reduction of inflammation (which is basically arthritis) but what is more important, it reduces the pain allowing you to sleep better and have your natural cycle. In fact, according to a test, subjects who were given a cannabis-based treatment have shown significant improvement in terms of sleep and pain reduction compared to those who received a placebo.
- Its impact on Parkinson’s disease
Here is another incurable condition. Parkinson’s disease is really troublesome. Among other things, patients experience tremors and pain. Cannabis can help with both of those. What is even remarkable is that smoking the plant can have a positive impact on fine motoric skills. This proves that marijuana is really one of a kind!
- Controlling epilepsy
Marijuana may have a certain impact on epilepsy. In 2003, there was a study that has shown us how this plant can impact seizures. According to the research, it affected rats by completely preventing any seizures for 10 hours. When using the data, scientists discovered that THC controlled the seizures by binding brain cells that were troublesome. The whole research was later on published.
- Impact on Alzheimer’s disease
THC is the main ingredient of cannabis that provides these results. It is also a substance that has shown the ability to slow down Alzheimer. It works by blocking a certain enzyme in brain thus preventing the formation of plaques leading to worsening of the condition.
- Affects multiple sclerosis
Among other things, marijuana can have a nice impact on multiple sclerosis. It works by stopping various neurological effects (not only for sclerosis) which are leading to spasms. Like with any other condition or disease, it also has a positive impact on pain. The impact isn’t instantaneous: according to studies, it took patients several days until they’ve seen improvement. However, after these few days, there was a noticeable decrease in pain incurred.
- Treatment of anxiety
Marijuana has a strong impact on the brain. Because of that, it might also affect certain neurological conditions such as anxiety. It is well known that cannabis is great for relieving stress and relaxing the body. But, patients should be conservative when using it for anxiety as too much marijuana can lead to paranoia. So, moderate use can be great but you shouldn’t overdo it!
- Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease is a really rare condition. It is an inflammation of bowels that leads to various symptoms such as pain, diarrhea, weight loss, vomiting and so on. It is really hard dealing with these symptoms as they usually come together affecting your diet and wellbeing. The good news is that if you can smoke marijuana to reduce the impact of the disease. In most of the cases, it will help eliminate most of the symptoms and occasionally, it can completely stop the disease. According to data, the plant impacts gut flora and helps regulate it.
- Helps after chemotherapy
Chemotherapy can be really disastrous for your whole body. It is often accompanied by symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss but also things such as hair loss, etc. While it does have an impact on treating cancer, it completely destroys the rest of your body. This is why doctors often suggest smoking marijuana as you’re doing the therapy. First and foremost, it can help you deal with severe pain. It can also help with your guy eliminating vomiting and other symptoms. Lastly, it can significantly boost your appetite. All of this will allow you to regain weight and better fight cancer.
As you can see, there are lots of benefits to smoking cannabis. It is a really awesome plant that has lots of beneficial traits. Keep in mind that this list is not complete as there are some other diseases and conditions where this plant can provide a helping hand!
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