What is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis is an herb that naturally originated in Central Asia, but today grows worldwide. The U.S. National Library of Medicine dates first recordings of cannabis oil being used to treat health conditions back about 3,000 years. The reason there is such controversy around using cannabis oil in the United States is that it has been classified as a Schedule I agent. That means that Cannabis, commonly referred to as Marijuana, is a drug containing psychoactive compounds and has increased potential for abuse. According to a 2007 scientific review published in Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, scientists agree that despite the mild addiction to cannabis and the potentially heightened risk of becoming addicted to other drugs while using cannabis simultaneously, the curative effects of cannabinoids are too great to be ignored.
Cannabis became popular for medical use because of its sedative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and anticonvulsant effects. There is lots of information on the medical benefits of hemp and cbd oil on nakedcbd.com.
Stress and Anxiety
So many people suffer from stress in today’s society. We are overworked, consistently ill, and busy – too busy. Cannabis oil can activate and release pleasure hormones and relax your mind, thus reducing stress and allowing a calming, peaceful feeling to take over the body.
In 2013 a study was conducted at the University of Haifa in Israel. It was found that cannabinoid treatment after a traumatic experience may assist the body in responding to the emotional trauma and prevent stress-induced impairment.
Current evidence suggests that cannabinoids may potentially be useful in managing chronic pain by preventing neuronal transmission in pain pathways. The oil has the power to alleviate pain and inflammation. For this reason, we see many cancer patients turn to cannabis oil while undergoing chemotherapy. The oil provides relief for some of the side effects of chemo. This 2010 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal describes how cannabis can help patients with chronic pain.
While there is not yet conclusive evidence, cannabis oil is being explored as a natural cancer treatment and prevention method. It is thought that it may help shrink tumors and mitigate other painful symptoms like nausea, pain, lack of appetite and weakness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved cannabis as a treatment for cancer or any other medical condition, but research shows that it does have some anticancer properties. In 2013 a case report conducted in Canada assessed the beneficial effects of cannabis oil on a 14-year-old female patient diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia,. For this particular child, a standard bone marrow transplant, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy were deemed a failed treatment after almost 3 years of no progress.
With no other options, her family turned to cannabis. They started treatment by giving her oil only once a day. They increased her dosage so that, by day 15, the treatment was given three times each day. As a direct result of the cannabis oil treatment, the girl decreased her morphine use for pain, exhibited an increase in euphoria symptoms, as well as an increase in alertness.
A Final Thought:
Because of the way that cannabis oil acts in the body, it has many potential uses. CBD oil can be used orally, rubbed on the skin (topically), and sometimes inhaled through vapor or used intravenously to produce its effects. Before incorporating cannabis oil into your health regimen, be sure to research on your own and talk to your doctor about the potential benefits and risks.