Medical research indicates that medical marijuana and smoked cannabis reduce neuropathic pain and improve the calorie intake in patients who suffer from reduced muscle mass as well as muscle spasticity that is commonly observed in serious and irreversible autoimmune disorders like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). These medical properties have gradually led to the large-scale clinical research and development of many cannabinoid-based medicines as well as other alternate delivery methods
Medical Marijuana and Cancer
Cannabis is known to reduce the sensation of extreme nausea and pain that affects all chemotherapy patients. Medical practitioners of integrative oncology and healthcare providers prescribe MMJ to induce sound sleep and stimulate appetite. MMJ not only helps patients manage their symptoms but also has a beneficial antitumor property.
Medical Marijuana and Arthritis
Over 31 million Americans are afflicted with either rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis that affect the joints, resulting in swelling and pain that restricts normal movement. Right from the 1700s, cannabis has been used in Western medicine for the treatment of muscular pains due to its immune-modulation, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Research indicates that it is highly effective when used to treat extremely painful conditions that include, but are not limited to degenerative joint, hip, and connective tissue disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be used as a supplemental form of therapy that enhances the effectiveness of opium-based painkillers and NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). MMJ reduces joint inflammation and morning stiffness when is metabolized by the body in its Cannabidiol form.
Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis
Nearly 350,000 Americans currently suffer from the painful and debilitating medical disorder known as MS (Multiple Sclerosis). This neurological disease is known to affect people between the age groups of 20 to 40 and occurs more commonly in women. The symptomatology of this disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) varies on a case-by-case basis and some of the commonly observed symptoms include increased muscle spasticity that results in loss of function, pain, spasms, etc. An estimated 4% of the patient population who use MMJ have experienced tremendous relief from their symptoms as cannabis is known to reduce muscle spasticity and tremors. It also has a positive effect by slowing the autoimmune attack that is the underlying pathogenic process in this painful condition. MMJ affects the CNS and motor systems and helps people develop better bladder control, helps them regain their balance, speech, and eyesight.