Research into the benefits of cannabis oil to treat cancer is ongoing and still needs clarification but what we do know is that cancer sufferers can feel better using cannabis oil. Cannabis oil relieves the symptoms of cancer in many ways and therefore improves quality of life for people with cancer. This dread disease is more common worldwide as our lifestyles change and we eat less fresh wholesome foods, we inhale more pollution and we feel stressed every hour of the day. Cannabis is a plant that has been used for centuries to treat a myriad human ailments and today it becomes even more pertinent thanks to the unhealthy way we live our lives. Drawing on ancient ways is useful, and now with modern technology, these old ways are enhanced to have even better effects on human health.
The cannabis plant contains literally hundreds of chemical compounds called cannabinoids which are useful in hundreds of ways to treat human health conditions. The two main cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which both treat common ailments and chronic diseases. The only catch is that THC is psychactive and therefore illegal in many countries around the world. It has been abused by recreational drug users and it is therefore illegal to consume THC as it also causes addiction issues. But CBD is a non-toxic, non-psychoactive compound which can be used generously and has no negative side effects either. Some people call it a panacea and we like to think of it as a medical alternative to pharmaceuticals which can have long-lasting and detrimental side effects.
Researchers, scientists and doctors are showing increasing interest in cannabis oil as it does help cancer sufferers to feel better. Why is this? First of all, cannabis oil does protect the immune system from infection and disease; it treats pain and inflammation, stabiling patients who suffer from chronic disease; it relieves nausea and vomiting, improves sleep patterns and appetite and is a natural antioxidant. Researchers have found that cannabis oil makes cancer sufferers feel better because it strengthens their immune systems and increases their chances of going into remission.
Studies done in laboratories have revealed that CBD can force cancer cells to die, or commit suicide. Normal cells die when they have done their time and are old but cancer cells continue to multipy and divide, wreaking havoc in the body. Not so with CBD as it stops this process and forces the cancer cells to die like they are supposed to. The CBD also stops the cancer cells forming clumps or tumours, and, in addition, the cannabis oil also stops the food supply (blood vessels) to these tumours so that they cannot spread. Cancer patients can also relieve their suffering when they take a CBD-infused cannabis oil for chemotherapy.
Taking CBD alongside chemotherapy removes the side effects of the chemo: the CBD relieves nausea and vomiting, enhances appetite, reduces insomnia and also treats feeling of anxiety and depression. In addition, the CBD will also be treating the cancer cells and tumours and assisting the body to bring its immune system into a better state of balance. Disease is often the result of an imbalance in the body’s endocannabinoid system, the immune system, and taking cannabinoids can assist the body to readjust and find health. Phytocannabinoids act like endocannabinoids, clinging to relevant receptors in the body to fight disease.
Cancer sufferers can feel better using cannabis oil. Chat to your doctor about using medical cannabis oil, CBD, alongside your cancer treatment, to enhance the health of your immune system and to enjoy a better quality of life. We can also give advice about which oil to use.