Cannabis Cures and Side Effects

Seizures and Parkinson's

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Posted by Jumpin Jeff (medical professional) (Denver) on 11/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I don't get it. You, at earth clinic have done so much good; your site is chocked with leading edge natural health remedies and yet you don't mention anything about cannabis or especially CBD. CBD is safer than anything, not related to marijuana any more than salt is related to chlorine (Na Cl) and CBD is said to be the best healer in the world. Seizures gone, pain gone, inflammation gone, depression gone etc etc. Even 3 ways CBD works against cancer. There are medical and independent studies on all of this. C'mon EC, catch up on this wonderful substance that is legal federally and in every state. Get back to me, Deirdre. Let's talk.

EC: We've had a page on it for years (where your post is now sitting) but don't get a lot of feedback about it from our readers, that's why.

Replied by Art

Hi Jeff,

I am very interested in PD and research. Can you include links to studies that show that non medical marijuana type CBD that is available on line offers benefits to people with PD?


Replied by Peter

I was hoping to find something on CBD in the "Chronic Pain" section, but no mention.

Side Effects From Medications

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Posted by R. (Dallas, Texas, Usa) on 04/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Since I posted a Yea earlier, I feel I should tell of my experiences and how Cannabis has helped me with my issues. I have had Hiv/Aids for 21 years, and take toxic medications to keep me alive. But these drugs have horrible side effects, like nausea, and loss of appetite, to name a few.. These same drugs that keep me alive, have also caused Peripheral Neuropathy, in my feet and legs. So to combat these toxic side effects I take in the Cannabis, when the nausea or loss of appetite hit. It does help with the Neuropathy, in that it takes the mental edge off of the discomfort!

I do not like taking these toxic drugs, but hey they keep me alive. So I have been told to learn to live with the side effects... And the Cannabis is the best option I have discovered, and I have tried many remedies before the Cannabis....

I would love to read how this herb has helped others!

Replied by Rory
(Plymouth, Devon, Uk)


Cannabis grows in the wild throughout Southern Africa and in the early days of the Dutch and later English Settlers it was a stick item in their home medicine chests. Very effective in normalising BP, it was and is an excellent remedy

for many other conditions. 'tis said that if smoked it even makes governments disappear (though not recommended where nice governments rule)And it is a declared and listed drug (As was China Tea when the British East India Company siezed the monopoly on it from China, exported it in great quantities from China, crammed processed opium smoking mixture into that country in order to cause population drug addiction in that country. Strange how countries can reverse their ideas on herbs and drugs when it comes to objectives.

The same English China tea trading (and over taxing) triggered the American War of Independence, Hippocratic Oath at work ?

Keep up the Good Work , Ted in Bangkok!

Replied by B
(Minneapolis, Mn)
5 out of 5 stars

Cannabis is a plant which grows from the Earth, and like so many such plants has been used traditionally as a medicine and I am addressing it in this manner.
The legal issue and the propaganda which has sprung up around it are an entirely different topic. A different healing is called for in that case, but let me get on to my own experiences.

I have consciously used this herb medicinally since my late twenties. I began experimenting with spiritual/medicinal applications for a few years before I decided to take it seriously.

I have tried a few modes of ingestion: eating, smoking, vaporizing, tincture.

In my twenties I was very depilitated. I had chronic debilitating pain in my muscle tissue & joints.
Chronic inflammation- systemically.
Headaches/Sinusitius/depressed immune system
Endometriosis....the list is larger than this post necessitates, so I'll stop here.

I did several things to dig myself out of that hole. I was beyond the doctors' scope of knowledge & I had no patience for their convulted process when my own instincts were very clear.

What I have found to be most effective is small dosage. Eating the medicine is difficult to dose (although if you are in state where it is legal, many dispensiaries have honed that & have a wide variety of consumables), smoking has been the easiest form for me to take the medicine. I have used a vaporizer a few times, and think they are a fantastic answer to the concern over smoking. However, they are expensive.

I will talk more about tincture in a moment.

What I have found works best for me thus far, is to take in one or two small inhalations. And without any breath holding, exhale. Of course, because of the legal classifications of the plant the medicine is very different depending upon where it comes from and many people have taken breeding to a science. I think the best thing is to do your research on this and follow your conscience as to how you obtain it & how it's grown. Again, dispensiaries are good sources of knowledge.

Back to it: Sometimes I will increase of decrease the dosage, depending upon what my body is saying. I have used it successfully for premenstrual & perimenipausal pain & anxiety. This has been immensly helpful because of the endometriosis issue. It has helped a considerable amount with cultivating mindfulness- which is the richest resource for helaing I know of.

It has helped with headaches reliably & opens my sinuses.

It has also helped to take the edge off of debilitating pain & relieved inflammation (not in a lasting way). Although, there are some strains (and I have not cultivated a base knowledge of them, so I cannot tell you what they are and are not) which will increase the body awareness in such a way that it becomes "more" painful.

Yoga is quite helpful under such circumstances.

Now to tincture: I have tried this only once, but one dropperfull, a typical tincture dose was more than I needed for a simple medicinal application. I've been working with other tinctures in a homeopathic way for number of years to great success with certain issues. Thus, I've been very curious about using cannabis tincture in this manner- meaning just a few drops in some water. I finally started some tincture and it should be ready at the end of this month. I'm very excited to experient with it.

Finally, I just want to add that The National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws is a wonderful resource for information on both the medicinal and the legal issues surrounding this Gift of Earth. They have many links to reputable studies. There have been a plethora of studies and new information is being uncovered all the time. It is very exciting to see the science unfold (as many types of natural healing are being revealed in a similar nature).

Replied by R
(Lynnwood, Wa)

I had a sacral laminectomy 7 weeks ago, 4 weeks ago a friend gave me some cream to try so I waited till my pain meds wore off and the ache was deep in my bone and rub the cream on. 5 minutes later the deep ache and pain were gone. Lasted about as long as my pain pills. I had no side effects from the application, no mental high, no smell of cannabis on me. The cream had only the medicinal elements of cannabis in in not the THC, it smelled good but more importantly it worked. I vote "YEA". I've since tried smoking it and used the vaporizer, it helps with tension headaches and stress and took the edge off my pain but not as well as the cream, same with eating it. So it depends on your medical needs. Since the cream does not have the THC it doesn't raise my own THC naturally occuring in my body so any random drug test would not pick it up. But its more natural than the drugs I was using and they left me feeling loopy at work the cream does not.

Replied by Fiona
(London, Uk)

Could you let me know where I can get hold of that cream? My dad is in much pain after vertebral fracture, and now has ulcer problems from the NSAIDS the doctor has prescribed. I was thinking of trying capsaicin cream as well.

Replied by Emma
(Lynchburg, Virginia)

Yea - for cannabis

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Posted by Pat (Joliet, Il) on 02/22/2014

My wife has M.S. and Trigeminal Neuralgia. She has been in agony the last 3 weeks. Has anyone tried medical marijuana for T.N.? I been looking all over the internet for remedies. She is on a cocktail of medicines and some of the side effects are worse then the symptoms. I've read a little about medical Marijuana for T.N. pain relief, but wanted to make sure they werent just pot head websites claiming it works for EVERYTHING. She has never tried marijuana ever and would be reluctant to. But if it works, its has to be better than the pain. She already gets injections and numerous vitamins as well as other prescribed meds. Thanks, Pat

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Pat from Joliet,

One possible remedy for TN is a fifty fifty mix of DMSO and Colloidal Silver (CS) soaked in a white cloth and applied as a poultice to face ... topically I hurting area.

If true, as some believe, that TN is caused by viral infection, the CS might kill the virus as the DMSO carries it to affected nerves.

Worth a shot. I have killed (I believe) Bell's Palsy with the same remedy and if I had TN would certainly try the DMSO/ CS combo. I'd leave the poultice on affected area for twenty minutes. Repeat next day. If improved repeat every other day.

My favorite web site on DMSO is found by googling "DMSO 60 minutes Dr. Jacobs you tube".

Replied by Jack
(Vermont, US)

I am registered medical marijuana patient in Vermont, for other spine and central pain issues. Unfortunatley, I was recently also diagnosed with Trigeminal Neurralgia. Anyways, when I first started having the stabbing electrical tooth, jaw, and face pain my doc was on vacation, so I tried to wait it out without landing in the ER. The opiate, low dose gabapentin and antispasticity meds I am already on for my other condition did nothing for the TN.

But, I ended up discovering that the medical marijuana did help. I had a couple of options on hand and found that indica worked much better than sativa and that by using a straight indica bubble hash I got more pain relif with less of a head high. It kept me out of the ER for the weekend until I got in to see another doc at my regular clinic. The mmj did not take the pain away completely but it took the edge off. I ended up on Tegretol which is much more effective, so far, but can have evil side effects for some people. I am doing okay on it but not without side effects, some of which are starting to drop off. I find the cannibis a complimentary treatment as neither medicine alone relieves all of the pain but together they keep me losing my mind from the pain. Hope this helps and best of luck to your wife. It is possible that she would likely get other benefits from medical marijuana as well depending on her ms symptomology.

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