Medical Marijuana Prescriptions
A new old remedy
Medical marijuana is a trending topic; and the general public has many (sometimes erroneous) preconceived notions about it.
For all its trendiness today, cannabis was America’s number one analgesic for 60 years before the rediscovery of aspirin around 1900. From 1842-1990, cannabis made up nearly half of all medicine sold, with virtually no fear of its “high.”
In your initial consultation, we’ll discuss all your treatment options at length, including cannabis. In our practice, medical marijuana is another tool amidst many other options. And, we’ve found it to be beneficial to our patients.
At Integrative Therapeutics, our objective is to provide patients an alternative to conventional prescription drugs for the treatment of qualifying medical conditions. Medicinal Mairjuana is only prescribed to those who have conditions and ailments qualifying for it.
Medicinal marijuana has been proven effective for: LS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, seizures, chronic muscle spasms, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, terminal Illness, and other conditions.
Multiple research articles have shown that medicinal mairjuana has therapeutic benefits that include help with digestion, pain management, anxiety, minimizing side effects from chemotherapy or other harsh treatments, and managing sleep issues.
Medical facts. Cannabis can:
- Slow down and kill cancer cells
- Stop HIV from spreading
- Slow the progression of Alzheimer’s
- Assist with pain relief and sleep
- Combat depression, anxiety and ADHD
- Assist with nausea and vomiting
- Treat epilepsy and Tourette’s
- Assist with neurological damage such as concussions and strokes
- Treat glaucoma
- Reduce neurological impairment
- Relax muscles, Antispasmodic
- Prevent migraines
- Reduce IBS symptoms, Crohn’s symptoms
- Treat PMS
How or why does Cannabis work?
Medicinal marijuana works alongside the endocannabinoid system. Endo cannabinoids are lipid-based neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed in the central nervous system(including the brain) and peripheral nervous system.