As a total non-believer, Dr. Dvora Nelson walked in on a conversation about medical marijuana between two other doctors and offered up her negative comments. She said she fortunate enough to be treated kindly anyway and was offered information she’d never heard before on this controversial subject.
She began to do her own research… partly to prove others wrong.
With a critical view, Dr. Nelson researched marijuana studies to prove them wrong when she became convinced finally that there was actually repeatable value in marijuana treatments.
Now, this former skeptic is training and educating other physicians on medical marijuana and its potential uses for the “21 qualifying conditions.” For more information on those conditions, you can go to the government website: https://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov.
It was just in 1992 that the human endocannabinoid system was finally documented, which includes receptors that respond to CBD and THC. Our bodies actually make our own versions of these but the plant material can replace what we don’t have enough of, creating the uniformity sometimes needed within our bodies.
Dr. Nelson explains that it’s not that patients are getting high. Medical marijuana can slow disease processes, block inflammation and even help process memories better, in the case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Marijuana and Disease Response
Each disease can respond differently to marijuana.
As an example, Alzheimer’s patients often get their days and nights mixed up, but marijuana helps to regulate their sleep/wake cycle. Family and caregivers can then sleep better, as well. And furthermore, marijuana actually slows the progression of this debilitating progressive disease.
What about CBD oil? It doesn’t generally have THC in it, but medical marijuana products have specific portions of CBD and THC in ratios best-known to create the desired response for the condition being treated.
Dr. Nelson explains that there are a variety of ways to administer medical marijuana. Doctors often recommend vaporization of the plant material so the patient can get a relatively quick effect from the plant in its purest form without any contaminants.
“Our patients aren’t interested in getting high… They want a better quality of life so that they can function.”
As an example, Dr. Nelson mentioned patients that were suffering from Stage 4 breast cancer. These women want enough energy to see their children; they don’t want to be inebriated or intoxicated!
Although she says it’s not often, she explains how or why an “edible” marijuana dose, which is longer lasting, would be recommended instead of, or in addition, to vaporizing.
Patients Seek Relief
Patients often are desperate by the time they are inquiring into medical marijuana. They’ve already sought out traditional drugs and haven’t had relief from their pain and other symptoms.
Is Marijuana Safe?
No one has ever died from marijuana as the primary cause of death.
It’s been proven safer than aspirin, which has created numerous deaths, with many of those in young children.
For Ageless Advice, Dr. Nelson prescribes SLEEP – at least 7-1/2 hours every night! And EXERCISE! Both of these disciplines set her up for success and a higher quality of life.
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