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Historically, smoke and extracts from the Cannabis plant were used widely as a therapeutic medicine. In modern medicine, Cannabis is used for symptom relief in various illnesses. Within the plant, small molecules—known as cannabinoids—provide therapeutic benefit when recognized by receptors in the human body. These receptors make up the endocannabinoid system, which regulates many physiological processes such as mood, appetite, pain, memory, and the immune system.
Cannabis as Medicine
Certain illnesses disrupt the body’s normal function. Resulting symptoms, such as pain, nausea, and anxiety, can reduce your quality of life. Ingesting natural or synthetic cannabinoids can have a restorative effect through our endocannabinoid system. When administered, cannabinoids bind to receptors and alter regulation of various physiological pathways.
There is a mounting body of evidence suggesting that Cannabis and Cannabis derivatives have therapeutic benefit for individuals living with chronic and acute disease. Though over 60 cannabinoids have been discovered in Cannabis, only 2 have been well researched. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have shown therapeutic potential for persons with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, PTSD, arthritis, chronic pain, appetite loss, and many other conditions.
To find out more about whether medical cannabis is right for you, visit us a Pacifico location, or request an appointment with a Pacifico health care professional today.