I am new here, and I was very surprised to not find any mention of medical marijuana in the cancer remedy section. Medical marijuana has come a long way from somoking a joint to relieve the pain of glaucoma (though that is a remedy that I have heard from several patients works better than any other), or eating a magic browing to increase appetite in chemo patients...
Until recently most of the limited research that has been done in the US has been on the compound THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active canabanoid that causes you to feel high upon cannibus consuption. Dr. William Courney, the leading researcher in medical cannibus, has isolated a previously unknown cannabanoid CBD (cannabinol) that is showing lots of promise as a cure for cancer and many other ailments. Strains of cannibus are even being developed that have a higher CBD to THC ratio and they do not even make you get the crazy head high that you get from THC. When you use Dr. Courney's prefered method of juicing, there is no high assoiated with it at all.
I am not very computer savvy, so I do not know how to post links, but if you type Dr. William Courtney MD into Google you will get enough info to keep you reading for days. He also has several very good lectures on Youtube.
Noteworthy cases are those of his wife Kristen, and he also recently cured two small children who were sent home to die with terminal brain cancer.
I am fully aware that marijuana is illegal in most places, however if you are sick and have the money to do so, moving to a state where it is legal could be a possible option....
In any case, it never hurts to be educated. I encourage you to learn as much as you can and educate others... Marijuana is a mirical plant that has many uses. The only way things will ever be changed is by education and by remembering to vote (assuming our votes count).
Before you write marijuana off as a drug, please concider this: when it was determined in supreme court that lifeforms could be pattented, the first pattent on a life form that the US Gov took for themselves was marijuana.
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(Louisville, Ky, USA)
I am a 40 year nurse. I have never used cannabis but am very familar with its effects from my patients. I work as a hospice nurse for 5 years at one point. I had a bone cancer patient. He was in the last stages of the illness. He refused to have morphine or any other medication normally used. He told us he had a little patch out back and he would take care of his pain. He never had nausea and vomiting. He never had pain. He never had depression. He never lost his appetite. He lived 9 months longer than the doctors had expected. Let's legalize this herb.....
I am interested in your take on "Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome"... it this a real "thing"? Or is it from long term use (I have smoked very low dose almost nightly for around 15 years)... that may have affected the thyroid function...
My enjoyment from use changed fairly suddenly around a year ago... no longer slept well, and my stomach/guts developed issues... I had been under a LOT of stress for the last two years before things changed...
Blood work all normal, except for slightly elevated hematocrit and very low Free testosterone. I quit for 7 months, felt a bit better but not completely... smoked a little the last 10 days and felt pretty rotten...
Is this the bitter end of my cannabis use?? I had hoped the long break would re-set things...
Any feedback would be appreciated and I will not consider any of it as "medical advice"... Thanks!!
I know this is controversial, however, I love this site and want to share my findings of this controversial remedy I found that is curing my dad's type 2 diabetes.
See, I found a site that said cannabis infused coconut oil (crockpot cooked for at least 3 hours I do 10 hours together under 225 degrees) cures the pain of fibromyalgia and since my step mom had fibromyalgia I wanted to try it to see if it helps it. I am a MMMP card holder.
Well my step mom no longer has pain in her hands from fibromyalgia but I didn't stop there. I had my dad put the cannabis into capsules and ingest it. He lost over 80 lbs. and has dropped his sugar level points from 11. something down to 7. something and it is only getting better. The accepted blood sugar level is 4. He has been taking it for a bit over a year but now he doesn't have to take the 2 half doses of the insulin shots during the afternoon times. He only takes his full dose in the morning and at night. Now he adds about 6 pills a night to his bottle of insulin. This saves my dad about $40 a month in the medicine and the instruments to give the insulin.
My dad is 68 years old and contracted diabetes around 40 years old. I am expecting by summer of 2015 he will no longer need any insulin.
Before my dad tried this remedy he was using all he could get from the medical community and before the end of the month he would run out of the testers and the insulin he desperately needed. His sugar levels sky-rocketed to 400 and even 500 sometimes as a normal reaction of not maintaining the levels. The medical industry will only give the ailing of diabetes a certain amount and beyond that they say "You are not eating right and need to keep your sugar down." Well that doesn't matter at the end of the month when you are about ready to die from the disease.
As I said my dad's levels are now maintained and getting better every day. His levels never shoot up to bad levels anymore and mostly is between 75 - 115 which is awesome for a sugar diabetic.
Since he was not a pot smoker this pill was a bit potent for him at first and he only started out taking one a day and has worked up just recently after about a year to 6 tablets once before bed.
As a bonus the oil that is made when creating the coconut oil soaked in cannabis trimmings is a miracle cure for other ailments.
My dad had a car accident before I made the oil and had injured his leg by the shifter going into the leg. The doctor tried to heal it for over 1 1/2 years. The first batch of oil I made my sister took over to my dad's and put it on this infected leg being ready to get amputated because it wouldn't heal and getting worse because of his diabetes and it was cured over night.
It works on pimples, cold sores, senile warts, and GH complex.
It works on Psoriasis, Eczema and other skin ailments…
It has helped 2 people get rid of tumors. One lady was stage 3 with a 7 inch tumor in breast. Because of the stigma that calls this SUPERFOOD a 'drug' she did not want people to know she was taking it including her husband. SO she got the radiation pills needed to start the traditional therapy by doctors but also took the pills and applied the oil to where the tumor was at on her body. She did not finish her first round of radiation pills. Her tumor had disappeared.
The other person I am not sure what stage she was but she just downed a 2 oz. bottle of the oil before going to rehab. Her doctor said she had a tumor hooked to her backbone. I hadn't seen her in about a year since she did this and found out that her doctor went in to do surgery to 'get the cancer' but there was just remnants of it left. He told her he feels it will not come back. :) It is a cheap and easy remedy. As easy to make as a roast without the cutting up of all the vegetables you put into the roast. It is simply 2 food ingredients so please if you can let's work together to make this SUPERFOOD turned back into a food instead of incorrectly categorized as a 'drug'. Drugs do not cure things they mask things…
(Wa State, US)
I have found cannabis to help me put an end to my eating disorder. A few years ago I became somewhat obsessed with self-image and was comparing myself with photoshopped models. I developed an eating disorder, was militant about counting calories, I was anorexic for about a year and to be honest looked quite skeletal. I have my familly to thank for bringing me to the realization of the issue. But my personal self-will to eat thankfully began again by cannibis use. I also became more happy and confident in myself.
Therefore through my experiences I find cannabis to be a very helpful cure for eating disorders, minor to moderate insomnia episodes, minor to moderate depression episodes, and stress.
The "weed never killed anybody" thing is redundant. We all know this! It is not a conversation that changes any nay sayers minds, just something for stoners and patients to feel good about. The conversation needs to be elevated in order to progress with the movement.
Just wanted to share this > The United States owns a Patent on Cannabis cures!
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)
Go to facebook and search for "Justin Koozer" and read about the family's fight for their daughter's life using medical cannabis. Suffering from Aicardi syndrome causing 200-300 seizures a day and how medical mirajuana helps. This should give you a different perspective.
Hi there, couldn't find your cannabis section when looking under remedies. Where might I find it? I wanted to add a link about a Dr. in California that is using the raw plant not the smoke or ingested plant, medicinally. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa0nLdVJiIg
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
EC: Here is the cannabis section under "herbs":
YEA: I personally used to smoke a lot of cannabis, not necessarily for healing, but I learned a lot about how it can be healing and how it helps physical and emotional pain. A lot of it has to do with how much and how often you smoke. Obviously, you are not supposed to smoke it at all. Eating it can be very strong, and needs to be taken in small dosages.
If I was suffering from a serious condition such as cancer or something like it, I would definitely resort to cannabis if that meant helping and possibly living a lot longer. Correct me if I'm wrong, but nowhere have I ever seen anything saying consumption of cannabis is fatal. In large amounts it can have some negative memory effects, but I doubt the people using it medically are using it in that way. The reason people are so scared of it is because it's illegal in most areas and/or they have never tried it. It is sad because it is all natural, unlike a lot of medicines today. Millions and millions of people have had it. Don't judge what you have never tried for yourself. You'll never know until you do. It's obviously not for everyone, but if it means saving you a lot of discomfort, pain, nausea, etc. then by all means what are you waiting for??
(Lala Land, Ca, USA)
Yea, even though I don't use or have any apparent need for it now, I am all for Cannabis legalisation after having read much about its medicinal efficacy online, especially after listening to Rick Simpsons on you tube and much more.
I'm VERY surprised that Cannabis is not listed here, depending on the state you live in, it can easily be a "home" remedy b/c you can often grow it yourself. My husband is a Doctor for Medical Marijuana, and is the son of a woman who's life has been distroyed by chronic back pain and pain killers... and the resulting depression/weight gain.
He has begun polling patients and found that 100% said their back surgery either worsened their condition or did nothing to ease the pain. Cannabis reduces inflammation and helps localize the pain so it doesn't radiate over the body and can be put into easy dose capsules. It also helps with mood issues that may have been caused by the condition.
It is all natural, and has no negative side effects. It's not a CURE for back pain... although is curative for some other problems.
EC: Dear EC-ers,
All in favor of a new remedies page on this topic, say YEA. Not in favor, say NAY.
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I came across this site as a result of reading the FaceBook page of a well respected doctor. Thought you might be interested. The capsules looked good, although I don't know about the absorption rate. Seemed to be high quality. I have no financial or any other interest in this company. http://elixinolcbd.com
I am 65 have been using cannabis in different forms since I was 15. Don't take my word for truth just google Raphael Mechoulam THC he is from Hebrew university and researched cannabinoids for over 40 years. Cannabinoids are the greatest Anti-inflammatory natural substanse known to man. He says 'there is hardly a biological system in which one or the other derivative of cannabis does not participate'. Youtube has all lectures of Dr.MECHOULAM.
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