Marijuana is more effective to overcome these 5 diseases compared to drugs
Marijuana’s position in medical world is still controversial. Many research had uncovered the benefits of marijuana as one of the medicinal plants that can be used to treat several diseases. But on the other hand a study also showed that smoking marijuana can lead to heart and respiratory problems, and can even lead to death.
Even so, through trial and research experts found that marijuana can be used as a medicine to treat and cure some diseases. Marijuana is claimed to have a better effect than the drugs used to treat the following five diseases, as reported by the Daily Health Post (13/10).
ADHD is one of the child’s condition that is too hyperactive and difficult to focus and concentrate their attention. Doctors will usually prescribe Ritalin to children who have ADHD. Ritalin is known to have side effects such as diarrhea, headache, difficulty in sleeping, and abdominal pain. Surely it would be very disruptive for the children.
Meanwhile, Dr. David Bearman, a marijuana researcher explains that marijuana is more effective to cope with ADHD. Substances in marijuana will increase dopamine in children. This effect is similar to Ritalin, but do not give bad side effects for children such as the drug. This is because although the effect is the same as Ritalin, marijuana has a different way of working and is more natural.
Medically, there are many stages to treat cancer. Starting from chemotherapy, taking medications, radiation, and others. However, researchers have found that marijuana is effective for use against cancer.
Researchers know that the cancer cells are very responsive to marijuana. Cancer cells will soon die if exposed to marijuana. Even if the cancer is located in different places, including the brain. lung, and breast, everything can be captured by cannabis therapy. This is because the substance in marijuana called ceramide will instantly make contact with VEGF, a substance in the body that is associated with tumor growth. Cancer cells will die immediately and do not affect remaining healthy cells.
People who have epilepsy are usually given anti-epileptic drugs. It is considered sufficient and can overcome the problem. Though these drugs have bad side effects such as depression, hallucinations, and coma, and can lead to death.
On the other hand, cannabis can provide the same effect for the treatment of epilepsy without the harmful side effects. A study revealed that cannabimimetic can eliminate seizures in epilepsy effectively. Substances in marijuana will stop seizures by activating CB1 receptors in the body, and does not cause severe side effects.
Fibromyalgia is one of the special conditions newly discovered by researchers. However, these conditions become more common recently. Fibromyalgia is a pain in the muscles throughout the body. But the disease is not categorized as an autoimmune disease.
A study revealed that the use of cannabis to treat this disease is 95 percent effective. Approximately 62 percent of patients who use marijuana for treatment of this disease even claimed to be very effective compared to other drugs such as Duloxetine, Pregabalin, and others.
5. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
This disease is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, the brain and nervous tissue. So far, doctors use a drug that is quite popular for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). MS drug works by holding the white blood cells that do not strike a nerve.
Meanwhile, a study has revealed that the effects of marijuana is effective for pain relief and prevents infection of the brain. Marijuana can also protect the spinal marrow and prevent inflammation in MS.
Those are some diseases that is more effective if taken care using marijuana compared with conventional drugs. Even so, it does not mean marijuana can be used directly without the supervision of a doctor to cure the above diseases. Marijuana that could be used for the treatment has undergone a process that eliminates the bad effects of marijuana to the body, or through therapy that can only be performed by paramedics.