Medicinal Cannabis and Inflammation

There are a wide range of conditions that could be considered inflammatory. Thankfully, medicinal cannabis plays a role (especially CBD oil).

Inflammation refers to the process where the body identifies something as foreign and sets up a series of bodily reactions that helps it deal with the foreign material. This is an essential part of the functioning of our body. For example, when a splinter enters the foot, the process of inflammation helps remove the splinter by causing swelling and warmth.

However, many medical conditions involve the process of inflammation but directed at your natural and healthy tissue. This can involve joints (such as in rheumatoid arthritis), the bowel (such as in ulcerative colitis) or can potentially be widespread throughout the body, such as in lupus.

Inflammatory conditions we can treat are diverse and the list includes the most common conditions. If your condition is not listed we are still able to consult with you and consider using medicinal cannabis products.

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Psoriatic arthritis

  • Lupus

  • Multiple sclerosis

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How Can the Cannabis Clinic Help Me?

We utilize the anti-inflammatory property of CBD oil to help in these conditions. For example,  a person with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis may find that attacks are fewer and less severe when CBD oil is taken daily. For other conditions, a combination of both CBD and THC is ideal. For example, in Rheumatoid arthritis, using CBD oil may help alleviate some of the inflammation occuring to cause the pain. The THC then helps manage the chronic daily pain associated with it.

Conclusion

If you haven’t been responding well to conventional treatments for various inflammatory conditions, then please fill out a consultation form for more information about how we can help you start your journey on medicinal cannabis.