Therapeutic cannabis, how it works and what it is used for

If until the last year the therapeutic cannabis was imported from Holland, now in pharmacies you can also find that produced in Italy, named Cannabis FM-2.

Therapeutic cannabis, what is it?
The cannabis that is used for therapeutic purposes belongs to a particular variety, Cannabis sativa , of which one uses the inflorescences. In it there are active ingredients able to alleviate the symptoms of some diseases, even serious ones. In Italy, medical cannabis can be legally prescribed by doctors since 2006, which they believe may be a useful alternative, when other traditional treatments have proved ineffective. Cannabis for medical use can be taken as an herbal tea by boiling the inflorescences for a few minutes and then drinking the infusion or by inhalation through an electric vaporizer.

When using therapeutic cannabis It should be noted that cannabis is not a real therapy, but is used as a supportive treatment for conventional therapies, when these have proved ineffective or have caused side effects that can be attenuated with cannabis or even if the prolonged and massive use of certain therapies can be counterproductive.

Cannabis is used to relieve pain in the presence of multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury, chronic pain of neurological or post-operative origin, side effects due to chemotherapy , radiotherapy or HIV therapy . Cannabis also stimulates appetite in the presence of anorexia nervosa or lack of appetite due to certain diseases. It is also effective in reducing ocular pressure in patients with glaucoma . It also helps to diminish involuntary movements of the body and face in the case of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and epilepsy .

Cannabis can also be used in cases of Parkinson’s disease , Huntington’s chorea, spinal damage, para-tetraplegia spasticity, neurological diseases, Alzheimer’s , patients with headache or acute migraine; fibromyalgia, low back pain, anticancer therapy , chronic inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus , urinary incontinence and other bladder disorders, insomnia and sleep apnea, patients suffering from fear, anxiety and depression as a result of trauma or disease.

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