What Health Conditions Can THC Help?
Besides chronic pain, THC can also help:
Ease stomach discomfort through the reduction of nausea and vomiting
Stimulate appetite in older patients and those experiencing chemotherapy for cancer treatment
Those who suffer from chronic stomach issues such as Crohn’s disease irritable bowel syndrome
Reduce muscle spasms, helping patients with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease control excessive muscle movement
What Role Do Other Marijuana Cannabinoids Play?
Cannabis is much more effective in the whole plant as opposed to when one cannabinoid is used in isolation. It’s the interactions taking place among the various cannabinoids—called the entourage effect—that helps drive positive effects in the human body.
THC and CBD work in harmony on the endocannabinoid system in the body. For example, having a balance of THC and CBD in a strain of cannabis can allow for the highly successful pain-relieving aspects of THC with less of the psychoactive effect—because non-psychoactive CBD counteracts THC.
* Though THC and CBD are the most prominent compounds, many other cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabichromene (CBC) can provide a range of benefits. Studies have found THCA to have anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, anti-emetic and antiproliferative properties, while CBC appears to be an effective antimicrobial, anti-viral, anti-depressant and analgesic compound.
Dr Pierre Milot, PhD, PhD (tc)
Life Transition / Therapeutic Counsellor
Grief Recovery Specialist – Clinical Hypnotherapist
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