Medical Marijuana, or cannabis, has become an increasingly popular alternative to prescription drugs. Many people with medical ailments opt for cannabis instead of pharmaceutical drugs because cannabis is natural, it is not addictive unlike opioids. Additionally withdrawals from stopping Medical Marijuana are almost nonexistent, whereas withdrawals from many prescription pain medications are very unpleasant and even dangerous.
Medical Marijuana is often used as an alternative to many pharmaceutical drugs which may cause adverse side effects and/or negative long-term consequences.
How does Medical Marijuana work?
The cannabinoids found in Medical Marijuana interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates the body’s homeostasis. When the endocannabinoid system is not balanced the cannabinoids in Medical Marijuana can help restore this balance, which may reduce symptoms associated with certain medical conditions. It is used to relieve chronic pain, reduce nausea, aid digestion, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, and more. It can also help patients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
If you suffer from at least one of these conditions, you may qualify for a Medical Marijuana prescription:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Pain (chronic lasting over 1 year)
- Seizures or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Medical Marijuana Prescriptions
Dr. Zipper provides recommendations to patients who qualify for the use of Medical Marijuana for legitimate medical reasons. If you are suffering from the above mentioned conditions you may benefit from Medical Marijuana. Contact Dr. Zipper at Fountain of You Medical Spa today to learn more about Medical Marijuana Prescriptions.
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