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5 Signs Medical Cannabis Therapy Is Right for You

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January 08, 2018 9:00 AM

5-Signs-Medical-Cannabis-Therapy-Is-Right-for-You---compressor.jpgMedical cannabis therapy is gaining traction in North America as a legitimate medical treatment option. There are many misconceptions around medical cannabis, but people are starting to learn just how great an option it can be, especially when they had given up all hope. 

Not sure if it’s right for you? If you suffer from any of the conditions detailed below, it’s a sign to look into medical marijuana therapy.

1. Chronic Pain Relief

Most people know that medical marijuana is used to treat chronic pain. In years previous, doctors prescribed opioids to manage pain relief, but we know now this isn’t the best option. Opioids are incredibly addictive, and it’s because doctors were prescribing them so often that North America now has an opioid crisis on its hands that isn’t being addressed effectively. 

If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain with no respite, then talk to your doctor or check out Aleafia’s total health clinic for medical marijuana treatment options.

2. Migraines

Migraines are brutal for the people who experience them. They’re much more severe than headaches. People who experience migraines have so much pain that light gives them excruciating pain. They can also see spots or stars in front of their eyes, get dizzy, and they can also vomit from the pain. Migraines can last for a day or they can last for several days. 

There are pharmaceuticals that are given to people who suffer from migraines, but those drugs also come with their own side effects that can cause just as many problems as the migraines themselves. Thus, many people don’t take these prescriptions but instead take the maximum amount of Advil, which also isn’t good.  

If you suffer from migraines, medical marijuana could be a viable option for you to help you through your pain.

3. Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments like chemo can wreak havoc on the body. The treatment itself is difficult to undergo and can leave people with serious side effects, such as a lack of appetite, fatigue, and nausea.

Medical cannabis is a way to manage the side effects of cancer treatments. It can help boost appetite, relief nausea, and improve mental clarity.

4. Anxiety

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that can be all-encompassing. It can get so bad for some people that they have trouble leaving their houses, conversing with others, or functioning and having normal lives.

There are many different drugs available for depression and anxiety, but it takes a lot of time and trial and error to get the right mixture of drugs and dosages to really help. Most drugs take about three weeks to start working, and then it takes more time to realize they’re not working the way they should and to reassess treatment options. That’s a lot of time for a patient to be suffering.

Medical marijuana can help people who are suffering from anxiety. If you suffer from it, it could be a viable option for you.

5. PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that needs to be managed carefully. There are different ways to treat it, and medical cannabis is one of those options. Look into it as an option if you suffer from PTSD.

If you’re suffering from any of the conditions above, it’s a sign that medical cannabis might be right for you.

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