Medical cannabis has a long history of use. And its utility, especially in treating disorders like anxiety is being shown time and time again in studies. Here we look at a number of patients who’ve had success using medical cannabis to treat anxiety. We also take a look at factors contributing to its success, such as the importance of professional guidance for patients undergoing treatment.
To state the obvious, medical cannabis is a therapeutic option that has shown significant benefits in the treatment of various diseases and disorders, including anxiety. This has been shown again and again in numerous studies examining the effects of medical cannabis on anxiety.
Of course, while awareness of the benefits of medical cannabis is spreading, there is still a lot of room for improvement, as we’ve covered here in past articles which you can read in our free cannabis news app.
Medical Cannabis Study Shows Anxiety Relief
Among the group of patients who have managed to find positive results with medical cannabis is actress Luciana Blomberg (De Vuelta al Barrio / Quién Dijo Detox), who after trying different natural options without success, was able to find satisfactory results to combat her anxiety after starting her treatment.
“During my childhood, I began to suffer from anxiety, and now that I am an adult I realize that it is something I have to deal with constantly, a person who suffers from anxiety can somatize and have quite uncomfortable symptoms that translate into your physical state. I’ve been taking medical cannabis for almost three months now, and I began to feel the changes after the second month of medication, managing to recover my sleep and carry out my activities regularly without any problems,” says Luciana Blomberg.
In Peru, Anxiety Affects 1 in 3 People
In Peru, this disorder, like anxiety, affects 1 in 3 people, which not only represents a risk to mental health, but also to physical health, but how does medical cannabis help to manage its symptoms?
Mariana Priale, a medical cannabis specialist at the Zerenia Clinic in Peru, states that “in the case of treating anxiety, various medical cannabis studies have shown that one of the components of the CBD plant, Cannabidiol, acts as an agonist of the serotonin receptors, producing relaxation and reducing anxiety levels. As a result, most of our patients have positive changes, improving their quality of sleep, followed by their mood, they tend to have more energy, their anxiety decreases in intensity and they are better able to control stressful situations by carrying out their daily activities”.
Medical Cannabis Patients Needs Professional Guidance
It is necessary for this type of treatment to always be guided by a professional trained in the ethical and safe prescription of medical cannabis, as this is the only way to ensure better results, taking into account each pathology.
For Blomberg, medical support was fundamental for his treatment. “Medical cannabis can be as or more effective than other medicines if it is used correctly. With my doctor we have been finding the ideal dose for me, because no matter how natural medical cannabis is, there is a prescribed dose that is important to follow so that we can see results,” he adds.
Medical Cannabis Has a Long History
The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years in different cultures around the world for various purposes, one of its main uses being, of course, as medical cannabis. Medical cannabis is a great therapeutic alternative that is effective for treating symptoms associated with mental health, and in addition to this, diseases such as osteoarthritis, arthritis, epilepsy, insomnia, Parkinson’s, among others.
“Medical cannabis has various anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, anxiolytic, antidepressant, mood-enhancing, analgesic, neuroprotective and sleep-inducing properties, among others,” says Dr. Prialé.
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