Can Medical Cannabis Help with Cancer & Neurodegenerative Diseases?

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In recent years, medical cannabis has captured increasing interest within the medical community as a potential therapeutic agent. While debates about its recreational use continue, there is growing evidence supporting its potential benefits in managing various medical conditions. Among the numerous ailments under investigation, cancer, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease have emerged as particularly compelling areas of study.

The intricate relationship between cannabinoids and the human body has yielded intriguing findings, bringing hope to patients and families facing these challenging health conditions.

In this article, we delve into the scientific evidence surrounding medical cannabis and its potential effects on cancer, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. First, let’s take a look at two specific case studies conducted at India Hemp Organics to underscore its impact.

Case Study 1: Cancer Patient 

Name: Leela

Age: 56

Diagnosis: Stage III Breast Cancer

Background:

Leela was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in August 2022. She started undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. While the treatments were essential for her recovery, she experienced severe side effects. Debilitating nausea, persistent vomiting, and extreme fatigue left her struggling to perform even the simplest daily activities.

Intervention: 

Leela was prescribed IHO’s Pain Relief (Strong), a 100% raw Vijaya Leaf extract alongside her ongoing cancer treatments. 

Mode of administration: Massage 0.05ml on the gums. 

Duration: Results observed in 1 month of therapy. 

Results:

So she incorporated Pain Relief (Strong) into her daily routine. She started with a rice grain-sized droplet (or 0.05ml according to the markings on the syringe) and then increased the dose to even 3 droplets twice a day. 

She experienced significant relief from the side effects of chemotherapy. It helped alleviate her nausea and vomiting, allowing her to eat better and regain some strength - her weight going from 62 to 65 in a month. 

Additionally, the medicine also provided relief from the pain. Initially, she had pain in the breast and axilla region with a pain score of 10. After consuming the extract for 15 days, the pain score reduced to 3, enabling her to engage in more physical activities.

Case Study 2: Parkinson's Patient

Name: Prithvi

Age: 68

Diagnosis: Parkinson's Disease

Background:

Prithvi was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in March 2022. It’s a progressive neurological disorder that affected his motor skills and caused tremors and stiffness in his body. He had slurred speech and had a loose grasp on objects he tried to hold. As the disease progressed, his ability to perform everyday tasks became increasingly challenging.

Intervention:

Seeking relief from the symptoms of Parkinson's, Prithvi’s neurologist recommended integrating IHO’s Pain Relief (Strong) into his existing treatment plan.

Mode of administration: Massage 0.05ml on the gums. 

Duration: Results observed in 1 month of therapy. 

Results:

After using Pain Relief (Strong) regularly, Prithvi noticed a significant improvement in his overall mobility and a reduction of stiffness (akinesia), freezing, tremor, depression, anxiety, and restless legs in about 10 days of consumption. 

The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of the medicine had a positive impact on his condition. His muscle stiffness decreased, allowing him to move more freely, and the frequency of tremors decreased, providing him with a sense of control over his body. His speech improved after 30 days of therapy. Able to hold objects like a glass of water and tea cups for 3-5 minutes without spilling.

Understanding Cannabis and Its Medicinal Potential

Cannabis is a rich source of over 120 cannabinoids, including CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC, each with distinctive effects on the human body. Our endocannabinoid system (ECS) interacts with these cannabinoids, which is essential for regulating physiological processes and maintaining homeostasis. 

Mechanism of Cannabis

The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of neurotransmitters, receptors, and enzymes that work together to regulate bodily functions. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring neurotransmitters that help with functions such as pain sensation, mood regulation, and immune responses. The two primary cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, are found throughout the body and are responsible for receiving endocannabinoid signals and initiating a response.

CBD and Cancer

CBD has been studied for its potential benefits in treating cancer and cancer-related symptoms. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says that CBD may help alleviate cancer symptomsand cancer treatment side effects. The action of CBD that’s promising for cancer treatment is its ability to moderate inflammation and change how cells reproduce.

CBD may also help manage some of the common side effects of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. These include neuropathic pain, nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite. CBD may work by acting on the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which regulates various bodily functions. CBD may also have anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties that can improve the quality of life of people with cancer.

If you are considering using CBD for cancer or cancer-related symptoms, it is crucial to consult a healthcare professional first. They can provide personalized advice and recommendations, taking into account your individual medical history and condition.

To ensure safe and effective use, the healthcare professional can help determine the appropriate dosage, the best delivery method, and identify any potential interactions or risks that may be specific to your situation.

If you are interested in exploring the use of medical cannabis or CBD for your health condition, we offer a  free consultation with our experienced doctor. During this consultation, you can discuss your concerns, and medical history, and get expert guidance on how to proceed with the use of CBD for your specific needs.

Please remember that self-medication without professional advice can be risky, especially for serious conditions like cancer. Seeking the help of a qualified healthcare professional will ensure that you make informed decisions regarding your health and well-being.

Benefits of CBD to Alleviate Cancer Symptoms

Cannabis, particularly CBD, has shown the potential in helping manage various cancer-related symptoms and chemotherapy side effects. Some of the ailments that CBD can potentially address include:

  • Inflammation:CBD's anti-inflammatory properties stem from its interaction with the body's endocannabinoid system, specifically the CB2 receptors found in the immune cells. When CBD binds to these receptors, it triggers a response that reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other immune mediators. This, in turn, leads to a decrease in inflammation and associated discomfort. 
  • Chronic Pain:CBD's analgesic effects are attributed to its influence on the endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in pain modulation. By interacting with both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the nervous system, CBD can block pain signals and inhibit the transmission of pain impulses. Additionally, CBD's impact on the vanilloid receptor TRPV1, which regulates pain perception and inflammation, further contributes to its analgesic properties. 
  • Insomnia:The cannabinoids found in medical cannabis extracts, including CBD, can interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to influence the activity of circadian clock neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the brain. By stimulating these neurons, CBD helps regulate the circadian rhythm, which is essential for maintaining a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Furthermore, CBD's anxiolytic properties can also contribute to improved sleep by reducing anxiety and stress levels, both of which are common factors contributing to insomnia.
  • Stress and Anxiety: CBD's anxiolytic effects are primarily mediated through its interaction with serotonin receptors (5-HT1A) in the brain. By binding to these receptors, CBD increases the availability of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in mood regulation and anxiety management. Moreover, CBD enhances the signaling of anandamide, an endocannabinoid often referred to as the "bliss molecule," which promotes feelings of relaxation and well-being. Through these mechanisms, CBD can effectively reduce stress, anxiety, and mood swings, providing a potential therapeutic option for individuals with anxiety disorders.
  • Nausea:CBD's antiemetic properties are thought to be a result of its interaction with serotonin receptors, particularly the 5-HT3 receptors, which play a significant role in regulating nausea and vomiting. By blocking the activity of these receptors, CBD can help alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Additionally, CBD's influence on the endocannabinoid system can modulate the activity of the autonomic nervous system, which also contributes to its antiemetic effects.
  • Loss of Appetite: CBD's impact on appetite regulation is multifaceted. It can influence the release of certain hormones related to hunger and satiety, such as ghrelin and leptin, helping to restore a balanced appetite. Moreover, CBD's interaction with CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system can stimulate the reward pathways in the brain, making food more appealing and enjoyable. These effects combined may help improve nutritional intake in cancer patients experiencing a loss of appetite.

Recommended CBD Products for Managing Cancer-Related Symptoms

Introducing  Pain Relief (Strong), our most potent curation - a 100% raw Vijaya Leaf Extract. 

CBD for cancer

Before dismissing it as just another product, consider the life-changing impact it has had on our patients even before its official launch. Many people suffer silently, believing they have exhausted their options, but we aim to end that sense of helplessness. 

9 months of rigorous testing, 200+ volunteers, and 500+ fulfilled orders have led to stories that made us smile and moved us to tears. On consumption, this syringe of 100% raw Vijaya Leaf extract has shown remarkable results in managing symptoms of cancer, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, and sleep disorders.

About Pain Relief Strong, the 100% Raw Extract

This extract is not injectable, rather, it's supposed to be consumed orally. 

What does it contain:

  • 100% pure and raw Vijaya Leaf extract
  • Full spectrum of over 113 cannabinoids
  • Strength: 5000mg
  • CBD:THC ratio of 1:1
  • Contains no carrier oil or additives 

Dosage and administration:
Dosage: Start with a rice grain-sized droplet and increase the dosage based on the results.

  • Can be massaged directly on the gums
  • Can be mixed with water/food

Uses:
Primary Usage
The Pain Relief (Strong) can be used before/during chemotherapy sessions as it is:

  •  Analgesic
  • Anti- Emetic
  • Stress relieving 
  • Has Anti-tumour Effects

Secondary Uses
The Pain Relief (Strong) can be used post-chemotherapy sessions to combat side effects like:

  • Insomnia
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Stress 
  • Anxiety
  • Pain

Precautions to take:

  • Do not operate heavy machinery while on medical cannabis.
  • In case the patient is on strong blood thinners, there could be a sudden drop in BP. For such cases, start at lower dosages and leave a gap of 45 - 60 mins between cannabis extract and blood thinners. Proceed further based on the result.
  • Not to be administered to pregnant women or children below 18 years.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, the increasing evidence and research surrounding medical cannabis, particularly CBD, provide hope to patients and families facing challenging health conditions. As we continue to uncover the medicinal potential of cannabis, it is crucial to support further research and responsible use to harness the healing powers of CBD and make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

To experience the incredible benefits of our 100% Cannabis Leaf Extract and witness the remarkable results yourself, don't hesitate to place your order today.
Reach out to us at +91 91081 54394 or  and let our dedicated team assist you in acquiring this potent curation. We look forward to serving you and being a part of your journey to wellness.

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