“Does medical Marijuana Help Crohn’s Disease”
Let’s Talk.. Crohn’s disease – What is it? – It’s a form of inflammatory bowel disease or (IBD). Which usually affects the intestines. But, it may occur anywhere from the mouth to the rectum (I know gross).
Staggering facts about Crohn’s disease back in (2002) it was estimated to affect between 400,000 and 600,000 people in just North America alone.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness, as yet there is no cure. It’s the result of the environment interacting with your genetics. Symptoms are usually an indication the autoimmune system is attacking the gastrointestinal tract.
“Does Medical Marijuana Help Crohn’s disease?”
We are going to find out below.
With no known cure treatment is more focused on forcing the disease into remission. Usually by using steroids and suppression of the immune system. Not the safest of options.
Research is focusing more and more on alternative forms of treatment.
- Acupuncture as a form of treatment has even been know to be helpful for some.
- How “does medical marijuana help” Crohn’s disease
- THC a form of Cannabis was studied in a Israeli study a leader in research currently.
- That study took 11 patients 5 reached remission with use of THC twice daily. With no negative side effects.
- Ten out of the 11 patients were helped by the THC treatment so that 91% not bad for something still so controversial.
- Cannabis can help relieve Opiate withdrawal symptoms.
- THC helps with sleeplessness and appetite
How do they work it is believed that Cannabinoids found in the plants prevent the immune system from releasing inflammation. And instead trigger anti-inflammatory compounds.
In May of 2018 a leading researcher and an Israeli physician. And leading cannabis researcher in her country. Found evidence that medical marijuana does help relieve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.
Dr Timna Naftali discussed her finding in Washington D .C. at the “Digestive Disease Week” conference in June 2018.
In 2018 Crohn’s affected a whopping 1.6 million Americans and is on the rise worldwide.
Dr Naftali explained the decline in symptoms among the cannabis group was a result of anti-inflammatory properties of (CBD) on the colon. And reduced stress and anxiety among the patients tested.
In 2011 patients were tested with smoking medical marijuana. With THC the form you get a high from.
In 2018 that study was with (CBD) that does not have the highs.
And they used inhalers and edible forms only.
The Gastroenterologist at Israeli’s Meir Hospital and Kuwait Holim Clinic their evidence demonstrates that manipulating the natural endocannabinoid system can have beneficial effects on Crohn’s disease suffers.
We all have endocannabinoids in our systems naturally. But, Those with (IBD) and Crohn’s have low levels. Which the CBD
seems to provide according to DR. Naftali’s findings.
She also advocates its use under the care of you physicians as do Elaine and I. Please do not take without your physician having prescribed and approved it.
Israel has been doing research in the use of Cannabis for nearly 5 decades. They have gone in the last 10 yrs from treating approximately 2,000 patients to more than 20,000 patients.
Israel currently has around 40 doctors who are regularly treating people with medical marijuana as an alternative medication.
The Israeli Government sees Medical Marijuana not just as a groundbreaking research opportunity. There is a huge money to be made.
Uruguay also realizes the benefits if Cannabis research and it could soon be another major contributor.
They have been bringing in scientists from all over the world to do intensive studies that could influence many more countries.
More and more the U.S is approving of its use medically. As an alternative measure.
And New Zealand has studies on-going in medical marijuana in the treatment of Epilepsy with a gel they have come up with.
And with Canada making its use legal in October our turn is coming.
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Scarlett and Elaine