Holistic healing is currently one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine, and for a good reason – it attends to the entire body.
Unlike other forms of medicine that focus only on the body, holistic medicine seeks to address the underlying causes of common wellness issues by attending to the mind and soul too.
Holistic practitioners incorporate the use of minerals, vitamins, herbs, diets, lifestyle changes, and other forms of alternative medicine (thus no medical drugs or surgeries) to treat all aspects of the person for wholesome wellness.
Medical Cannabis Now One of the Treatments Used
The healing powers of the cannabis plant are broad and complex. The plant contains a range of antioxidants, healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory ingredients, minerals, vitamins, and more than 120 cannabinoids.
Some of these components, especially the three main cannabinoids, THC, CBD, and CBG, have proven valuable in holistic healing.
Tetrahydrocannabinol THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, for instance, have been shown to slow down the spread of some types of cancer. This is something that has been tested, even by the American Cancer Society, and proven in medical laboratories. Certain marijuana extracts and cannabinoid supplements are also useful in managing;
Indeed, the American Holistic Healing Association says that they “honor” the plant’s healing modalities and consistently encourages patients to consider medical marijuana in their wellness journey.
5 Uses of Cannabis as a Holistic Medicine
The following are five of the most common ways the plant (as a whole or in the form of extracts or supplements) is used in holistic healing;
Medical marijuana provides an analgesic quality to people suffering from various kinds of pain. The THC component in the plant works wonders on pain, with the non-intoxicating element – CBD – also proven to have a “magic touch.” The best part of it all is that the plant does this with the least side effects. There’s also a much lower risk of dependency compared to conventional medicine.
Managing Sleep Disorders
Sleeping disorder is currently one of the most common health issues world over. It’s estimated that as many as 70% of adults experience some form of sleeping disorder. Common disorders include insomnia (also the most common), sleep apnea, narcolepsy, resistant legs syndrome, and REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.
Medical marijuana can help with most of these issues, especially insomnia. According to the US National Cancer Institute, studies testing the effectiveness of the drug show that it works wonders at knocking people out and quickly placing them into sleep. Sleep is also deeper and more restful.
Research has shown conclusively that medical marijuana, particularly THC extracts and cannabinoids, works as an antiemetic. An antiemetic is a drug that’s effective against nausea and vomiting. It’s also been shown that medical marijuana can be used with other (prescription) antiemetic medications to great effect.
In a recent study, two FDA-approved cannabis-based drugs helped to reduce chemo-related nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. In another study conducted a little earlier by Sallan, Zinberg, and Frei, all subjects found relief from nausea after using different THC strains.
People can lose appetite for many reasons. Some of the causes are short-term, including the common cold, food poisoning, and as a side effect of medication. Other, meanwhile, is long -term medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes.
The CBD components of cannabis have been shown to indirectly boost appetite by restoring balance in the body. Often, when your appetite is “acting up,” it’s because of a loss of balance affecting your digestive system. CBD helps release tension, thus can restore appetite. It also does this without the “munching” and weight gain issues associated with THC.
Promotes mental wellbeing
Finally, medical marijuana works as a potential driver of healthy thoughts and behavior, two factors that can significantly promote emotional wellbeing. For one, the drug drives the relaxation process by serving as a muscle relaxant. It also induces a calmer state of mind.
Additionally, some strains of the cannabis plant are known to promote mental focus and uplift feelings. Preliminary research also shows that it minimizes the symptoms of PSTD, anxiety, and depression. As a result, many holistic medicine practitioners recommend it, alongside other treatments, to promote good mental health.
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