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What Is Medical Cannabis Therapy?

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January 03, 2018 9:00 AM

What-Is-Medical-Cannabis-Therapy---compressor.jpgMarijuana has been in the news much more often over the past year because of the soon-to-come legalization. Marijuana will be legal on July 1, 2018, if all goes according to the Government of Canada’s plan. But, while marijuana itself isn’t legal currently, it is legal for medical use. 

There’s a lot of misconception and confusion about medical cannabis therapy. This is because few people understand how it works, who can access it, why it’s necessary, and the legalities surrounding it. The good news is all of the answers can be found below.

What Is Medical Cannabis Therapy?

Medical cannabis therapy is an alternative medical treatment option for various conditions. Marijuana has been used for medical reasons for thousands of years, across different cultures, but it’s still not widely used in Western society. 

Medical cannabis therapy can be used for a multitude of problems such as chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, MS, and arthritis. It can be used to help control epileptic seizures and treat glaucoma. It can also be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and calm tremors in Parkinson’s patients. It’s a valid treatment option for many patients.

Where Can You Get Treatment?

Since there are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions about medical cannabis therapy, it can be hard to know where you can get treatment. For example, there are many different pot shops in the GTA selling medical marijuana, but those shops may not be licensed producers or distributors. You don’t want to have to worry about the legality of what you’re buying when you’re looking for medical help; this is why you should go to a fully licensed total health clinic, such as the Aleafia Total Health Network.

What Is the Aleafia Total Health Network?

The Aleafia Total Health Network is a group of clinics that provide medical support for a whole host of medical problems. They give pre-, during, and post-treatment care, allowing you to have the full support you need to manage symptoms.

Aleafia is more than just a licensed dispensary. You can, of course, get medical cannabis on site as part of your treatment, (as long as you have been authorized medical cannabis), but Aleafia is much more than that. Medical personnel can offer you expert medical advice and holistic treatments above and beyond cannabis.

For example, if you have chronic pain that medical cannabis can help alleviate, you’ll be able to use it, but you may also go to physiotherapy to help strengthen muscles where the pain is. The staff at Aleafia are committed to improving your health, not just dispensing medical cannabis.

What Services Does Aleafia Offer?

Aleafia offers a host of services such as medical cannabis therapy, physiotherapy, pain management, registered massage therapy, chiropractic care, orthotics, and osteopathy, to name a few. If you’re having difficulties that pharmaceuticals aren’t able to fix, then go to Aleafia and talk to the medical staff there. There’s a good chance they’ll be able to help you.

Medical cannabis therapy is a legitimate option for your healthcare needs. It’s something you should look into and try, especially if nothing you’ve tried so far has worked to help you alleviate or eliminate your symptoms.


Topics: Medical Marijuana

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