When dealing with different health issues, cannabis might be the best alternative
The illegalization of marijuana has prevented its therapeutic effects from being studied in depth. Still, the winds are changing, and evidence is accumulating for its therapeutic use in a multitude of ailments. Research continues to advance with new studies and clinical trials demonstrating the benefits of medical cannabis to improve various medical problems that perhaps other medications do not show to have a high level of efficacy.
Several studies show that an active component of medical marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), reduces vomiting. Clinical trials have also proven that cannabinoids are effective in counteracting nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy. This is of great help to those people going through the tough stage of cancer.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that progressively degenerates the central nervous system, affecting the brain and spinal cord. Studies show that medical marijuana plays an important role in reducing muscle spasms, reducing pain, and improving sleep for those affected by this disease, among other benefits of cannabis.
If therapeutic cannabis is popularly known for anything, it is for its analgesic properties. Cannabis acts on a brain region, the rostral ventromedial medulla, in which neuronal circuits regulate the sensation of pain, making it more tolerable.
Withdrawal syndrome appears when the body enters a phase of dishabituation to the substance to which it is accustomed. Studies that have focused on counteracting this syndrome with some cannabinoid receptors have shown that they are effective in addictions to benzodiazepines, opiates, and alcohol.
Some cannabis receptors are present in areas of the brain that control emotional behavior, mood, stress, sleep, or irritability. Several trials have shown that activation of these receptors in the brain decreases heart rate and blood pressure in response to stress, and reduces anxiety and panic.