I was sent some information by an acupuncturist of mine. The information is about Cannabidiol or CBD. Medical Marijuana is legal in Montana and 20 other states and legislation is pending in 15 other states. I know several people that use medical marijuana with benefit to them. One of the common complaints is that marijuana helps greatly with their symptoms but most of the time they prefer not to get “high”.
Cannabidiol is the answer. It is up to 40% of the active components in marijuana, but it has no psycho active properties, so no getting “stoned”. It is considered to have a wider scope of therapeutic activity of any of the other 60+ compounds in marijuana.
A literature review from 2009 recapped CBD’s documented capabilities as an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), antipsychotic, antiepileptic, neuroprotectant, vasorelaxant (lower blood pressure), antispasmodic, anti-ischemic, anti-cancer agent, antiemetic, antibacterial agent, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and even as a means to stimulate bone growth. CBD has also been shown to strengthen and improve the efficiency of mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of your cells that are responsible for ensuring that your cells work the way they should.
I have many CBD products available in my practice.