As you have may read in some of our previous articles, marijuana has a lot of influence on our health. You can use it for your pleasure and responsibly, but do not abuse it.
You must always keep in mind that cannabis is not some kind of a magic wand that can miraculously solve all of your health issues but your overall health could greatly benefit from this plant.
First of all, let’s talk about the various effects cannabis has on our physical health. A lot of people who consume marijuana decided to do so for a plethora of reasons; whether it’s to relieve pain, mitigate the effects of everyday stress or they are just suffering from insomnia and want to get a good night sleep they haven’t had in a long time, or any other reason. At this point you may read about Marijuana withdrawal symptoms too.
However, for now, we are going to focus on its pain-relieving effect. Wheater it is chronic pain, menstrual cramps, severe headache, back pain, you name it – cannabis has been proven as helpful. This claim has been supported by numerous medical studies and by people who consumed marijuana.
Does Marijuana helps?
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a component that affects the brain’s cannabinoid receptors because it is very similar to cannabinoid chemicals our bodies naturally produce by themselves. As you may have already heard, there is a thing called the “reward system” and it is activated when THC hits our bodies, resulting in reducing the level of pain felt prior to the consumption of cannabis. Tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive component responsible for the mind-altering effect marijuana has on our brains.
CBD (cannabidiol) interacts with the parts of the brain responsible for regulating our sleep, our memory, our appetite, our mood, and our entire immune system.CBD is not a psychoactive component, so it cannot alter the human mind.
Conditions marijuana can help with
I am sure you already know that cannabis helps a great deal when it comes to arthritis. Because of its anti-inflammatory effect, cannabis is replacing corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, analgesics and other types of medication (depending on which type of arthritis an individual is suffering from).
Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. Those of you who are just fine with your state of mind and want to avoid the THC so as not to “get high”, high CBD marijuana strains bring pain relief without the psychoactive effect.
There are many different kinds of marijuana strains you could use depending on what type of pain you are experiencing. According to some blogs and forums, these are the most popular ones: Power Plant, Anesthesia, Pennywise, ACDS, Harlequin, Remedy, Girl Scout Cookies, Harmonia, and Cannatonic.
When it comes to mental health issues, no one is immune. For example, it is a common misbelief that only war veterans can suffer from PTSD. Also, even though nowadays depression and anxiety are deeply and widely discussed and recognized as a huge problem that affects the entire society, people still need more education on the matter.
Everyone can get depressed and anxious at some point in life, and it is of great importance to treat the problem properly. As mentioned before, cannabis is not a magic cure, but rather an aid. Seeking help from a professional is the first step toward recovery.
How does marijuana help us deal with PTSD, anxiety, and depression?
First of all, it is important to get acquainted with the nature of the mental issue. What are the triggers, the symptoms? How does a certain condition affect not just you, but also the people around you?
Make sure to choose the right strain according to your needs. Cannabis helps you calm down, it elevates the mood, it fights off the anxiety, makes you feel relaxed, helps you fall asleep and it prevents nightmares.
The sense of euphoria and relaxation occur because cannabis affects the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. It boosts your immune system. If you are experiencing a lack of appetite, marijuana can help you establish healthy eating habits.
Marijuana is also used in treating cancer patients because it can significantly reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Also, there has been some evidence of better outcomes after traumatic brain injuries in patients who have been treated with cannabis. A lot of parents who have children suffering from different types of serious illnesses have decided to turn to cannabis treatment and they are more than satisfied with the outcome.
In today’s world, we are both witnessing and taking part in an evolution which is reflected in our ever-accelerating lifestyle and setting higher goals. In the big scheme of it, we’ve overlooked the consequences we suffer as a result. To name the obvious one, coping with everyday challenges has become increasingly tricky.
Furthermore, the stress is piling on and suddenly we’re gone down the proverbial rabbit hole of anxiety, depression, and various types of mental issues. Of course, there are antidepressants and sedatives, but they come with a great cost in terms of addiction and, in time, a tolerance development.
As stated earlier, weed can help deal with anxiety and depression. Of course, mental health is not something we should ever take lightly, and that’s why people who are predisposed to schizophrenia or some form of psychosis should not experiment with marijuana, due to a possible increase of the risk of developing that disorder.
Then again, for people who have already developed such disorder, the therapeutic use of cannabis has had as a result a better memory and a greater learning ability. Using marijuana cannot lead to developing an addiction, although people often create a habit of it.
Keep in mind, there is a room for mistakes and we may not be aware of latest valid research. It is always better to consult specialized Doctor or clinic.