Cannabis is a plant that has been used for centuries in medicine and in various healing therapies. With the advancement of science and medical research, it has been discovered that its active components, such as THC and CBD, can have a positive impact on a wide variety of medical conditions, from chronic pain to anxiety and depression. In this article, we will explain the medicinal use of cannabis and which pathologies can be treated this way.
Despite the controversy that still surrounds its use (mainly due to the recreational use given to cannabis and the label that many people tend to give it as a “harmful drug”), the truth is that medical cannabis is currently gaining acceptance and becoming legal in many regions of the world.
If you feel chronic pain, or have any of the pathologies we will discuss below, at Formé we can help you take the right treatment, including the option to use medical cannabis. Call us now at 914-723-4900, or schedule an appointment with our medical staff, who will make sure to provide you with the solution you need to care for your health.
In what cases is the medical use of cannabis recommended?
The medicinal use of cannabis is usually recommended for pathologies that cause severe pain and constant discomfort that does not subside with traditional treatments. Several studies have shown its positive effects in the improvement of this type of pathology, so it is a recommended treatment when the patient has similar conditions.
Some of the most common cases in which the medicinal use of cannabis is effective are the following:
- Relieving severe pain. Medical cannabis has shown great effectiveness in reducing chronic pain caused by different types of diseases, including nerve injuries.
- Control of digestive symptoms such as vomiting and nausea. When there are symptoms related to vomiting and nausea, especially in cancer patients suffering the effects of chemotherapy treatments, medical cannabis is recommended to control those symptoms.
- Increasing the patient’s appetite. Medical cannabis has also proven to be effective in those pathologies that cause a decrease in the patient’s appetite (which can lead to weight loss and generate serious health problems) through the progressive stimulation of the patient’s appetite.
Likewise, medical cannabis has shown wide effectiveness in the treatment of inflammations caused by muscular injuries from falls or accidents. It is important to remember that this treatment must be provided under medical prescription, so it is essential to check with a professional to evaluate the use of medical cannabis for the pathology presented.
What pathologies can be treated with medical cannabis?
There are many pathologies that can be treated with medical cannabis. Some of the ones that have shown the best results are the following:
Anxiety and depression
Through medical cannabis, patients suffering from depression and anxiety can reduce the symptoms associated with these pathologies, thanks to the anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of this type of treatment.
Medical cannabis has a broad relaxing effect on the patient’s nervous system, so it has proven to be effective in relieving the symptoms of certain types of epilepsy and avoiding seizures that can cause brain damage in the patient.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
People with irritable bowel syndrome often develop symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating. The medicinal use of cannabis has shown great effectiveness in relieving these symptoms, providing progressive improvement in the patient.
Another medicinal use of cannabis has been in patients with multiple sclerosis. This disease usually generates symptoms such as fatigue, chronic pain, and urinary incontinence, which can be alleviated thanks to the properties of medical cannabis.
Patients with Crohn’s disease, who may experience constant discomforts such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also develop constant relief from these symptoms through the use of medical cannabis.
At Formé, we care about your health and well-being.
If you suffer from any of the aforementioned pathologies or have problems that affect your health, such as insomnia, constant chronic pain, etc., the medicinal use of cannabis may be what you need to alleviate your ailments and boost your mood.
At Formé, we have 100% qualified medical staff to evaluate your health condition and determine if you can choose this type of treatment. Call us now at 914-723-4900, or schedule an appointment to receive the quality care you deserve. Your health is our priority. With our help, you can find the effective treatment to find the wellness you deserve.