Treating symptoms present in several chronic conditions by using cannabinoids

Cannabinoid Therapy for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

Chemotherapy is maybe one of the most common treatments for cancer. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies, such as surgery. The main target is to cure, or at least to diminish the symptoms by reducing the size of the tumour or by stopping the spread of cancer cells around the body, lamentably [...]

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Cannabinoids treatment for OCD as a palliative therapy

According to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition), Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder marked by anxiety or distress and characterized by the presence of persistent thoughts (obsessions). These recurrent thoughts are suppressed by new thoughts or actions (compulsions), which are acts performed in response to the [...]

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Ulcerative colitis: Medical cannabis as a complementary form of therapy?

The intestine is a fascinating organ. It's approximately seven meters long in adult humans and fulfils not only digestive but also a number of other important functions. For example, it plays an essential role for the immune defense, since 70 % of all immune cells are located in the small and large intestine and 80 [...]

Menopause and Cannabinoids

Estrogen hormones (estrone, estradiol and estrilol) play a very important part in the health of a woman. They are the main female sex hormones and are in charge of developing and regulating the female reproductive system. When a woman reaches a certain age, normally between 40 and 50 years old however it can happen earlier [...]

CBD and Sciatica

Sciatica is the name given to a set of symptoms that arise from nerve pain, localised to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the whole body, running from the end of the spinal cord in the lower back, splitting down both legs and ending at the feet. When something causes [...]

The effects of CBD and THC on weight loss

Why is it that people who consume marijuana regularly, "stoners", are always portrayed as skinny even though smoking marijuana is known to increase ones appetite, normally known as "the munchies"?[1] It is a stereotype however there are some truths behind it. On average, people who consume marijuana regularly have a lower BMI and a smaller [...]

Medical cannabis for Women Illnesses

Men and women have different hormones. Therefore it is not surprising that the bodies of men and women do no react in the same way to cannabinoids. In other words, THC reacts differently to estrogen and testosterone.   When a woman ovulates there is an increase in the effect of THC. Infact, one study found [...]

Treating brain traumas with cannabinoids

Brain traumas can occur for a variety of reasons and cause any neurological problems from a mild concussion to a coma. Depending which part of the brain the trauma affects, the impact on the victim’s life will differ. In some brain trauma cases, cannabinoids have successfully been used to treat the after effects. Brain traumas [...]

Insomnia: reasons and treatment to sleep

Did you go to sleep at 9pm last night but it feels like you haven’t slept at all? Did you keep waving up at 4 , 5, 6…Have you had problems with insomnia for years but every time you have more difficulties to fall asleep easily and fulfil with the OMS recommendation of sleeping 6 [...]

The use of cannabis in addition to opioids can reduce opiate uptake and improve quality of life

"Opioids" are painkillers, which have a pain-suppressing effect on the opioid receptors. These receptors are mostly located in the central nervous system, which is anchored in the brain and in the spinal cord. In these areas, the opioids suppress the transmission and processing of painful stimuli. On the one hand, opioids are often used for [...]

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