The list of illnesses that cannabis might be of great help for seem to be growing and growing. More and more knowledge about cannabis as a healing agent reach the masses, and people are sharing their testimonials. People in desperate situations with illnesses we barley know of, now want to see if cannabis could be a solution for them.
Cannabis seem to have so many beneficial factors for the body, with aiding the immune system, being antiseptic, anti inflammatory & filled with antioxidants. It is going to be very exiting to see how long the list will become in the future.
Until then, here is a list of 22 diseases that cannabis actually can help you with!
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease): Cannabis may correct imbalances in theendocannabinoid system that coincide with neurological degeneration.
Alzheimer’s: While existing Alzheimer’s treatments target the disease’s symptoms, cannabis is a promising therapy to undo its degenerative effects.
Autoimmune disease: THC may modify DNA to reduce autoimmune reactions like chronic inflammation.
Bipolar disorder: This study found that bipolar subjects with a history of cannabis use had better neurocognitive function than those with no history of cannabis use.
Brain degeneration: Cannabinoids reduce the effects of brain aging.
Brain inflammation: THC and CBD are neuroprotective antioxidants, and are equally or more effective than other pharmaceutical treatments, but without the damaging side effects.
Cancer: Six different cannabinoids combat the growth of cancer cells.
Chemotherapy side effects: Cannabis treats the side effects of chemotherapy, like nausea and appetite loss, without inhibiting the effectiveness of chemotherapy in battling cancer.
Crohn’s disease: High-THC cannabis has the ability to put Crohn’s disease into remission, and is an effective treatment without the negative side effects of traditional steroid treatments.
Depression: “Across four methodologically diverse samples, marijuana use consistently buffered people from the negative consequences associated with loneliness and social exclusion.”
Diabetes: Diabetics who regularly use cannabis have lower levels of fasting insulin.
Glaucoma: Cannabis reduces intraocular pressure, the effect of the disease that causes blindness.
Heart disease: Low doses of THC can help to prevent pulmonary heart disease.
Head and neck cancers: Moderate cannabis users have lower risk of head and neck cancers.
HIV: Regular doses of THC can modify T cell count and decrease the damage to immune tissue in infected primates.
Meth-related brain damage: Delta-9-THC reduces the effects of neurotoxicity caused by prolonged methamphetamine use.
Multiple sclerosis: Cannabis extract may lower the frequency of spasms and diminish immobility caused by MS.
Obesity: The prevalence of obesity is lower among cannabis users.
Osteoarthritis: Cannabis reduces the pain caused by osteoarthritis by correcting an imbalance of cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder causes an imbalance of cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which can be brought to balance using cannabis.
Seizures: Through the anticonvulsant properties of two chemical agents in the plant, cannabis is a highly effective treatment to prevent chronic seizures.
Sleep apnea: Cannabis stabilizes the involuntary autonomic nervous system during sleep, reducing sleep-disordered breathing.