Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe form of epilepsy that develops in children. The disease is very difficult to treat, as antiepileptic drugs usually do not show sufficient improvement. However, studies have shown that CBD can reduce and reduce seizures. It also seems to increase the life expectancy of those affected and help with […]
Category: Refractory Epilepsy
Latest scientific research on the use of Cannabis as a therapy for the treatment of chronic conditions and symptoms related to refractory epilepsy.
Popular articles and medical publications about medicinal cannabis and the different elements such as cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids or interaction with drugs or substances.
CBD can help reduce the attacks of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures in the patient repeatedly during a period of time. These attacks provoke episodes of abnormal and uncontrolled activity in neurons that modify the behavior or attention of the affected. Because it manifests in many ways depending on the patient, epilepsy has been divided into different groups of […]
An 11 year old boy is the first person to receive a medical cannabis prescription
For the first time in the history of the UK, an 11 year old boy received a medical cannabis prescription on the National Health Service. Billy Caldwell, an 11 year old boy with epilepsy, received a prescription so that he could take cannabis oil to try to subdue his epileptic seizures. At his worse, he […]
Medical cannabis, a treatment for refractory epilepsy
Refractory epilepsy affects 30% of patients with epilepsy worldwide. It is a complex disease that can rarely be treated with traditional medicines. After having tried many conventional treatments, different organizations in the medical field have been interested in the effectiveness of medical cannabis treating refractory epilepsy. In September 2016, the international medical cannabis conference was […]
The 3 most important benefits of using cannabis to treat epilepsy
Epilepsy refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by recurrent symptoms such as convulsive and non-convulsive seizures. Cannabis and cannabis-based therapies have had beneficial effects for treating different types of epilepsy through various biological mechanisms. Anticonvulsant About 60% of all seizures are convulsive, meaning they are characterized by rapid contractions and involuntary muscle spasms which […]