A growing number of Australians are now using medical cannabis in the treatment and management of chronic medical conditions or diseases. The increase of medical cannabis scripts that are now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) further boosted public interest to medicate with cannabis, too!
You may be wondering when it is safe and effective to use cannabis. If you are, here are the top indications of medical cannabis as recommended by physicians:
- Treatment of Chronic Pain
The therapeutic effect of cannabis derives from almost 100 bioactive molecules called cannabinoids – a group of natural chemicals that adhere to the human body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Research reveals that cannabinoids found in medical cannabis are safe and effective in the management of chronic pain.
Medical cannabis is the most common treatment for people who suffer from chronic pain, including pain of neuropathic origin. It also provides pain relief among those with incurable diseases.
- Cancer Management
Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other cancer management protocols most commonly suffer from symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Instead of prescribing synthetic drugs for symptom management, doctors may opt to prescribe medical cannabis use as a more natural means of alleviating pain and discomfort.
- Symptoms Management in Movement Disorders
Medical cannabis is seen as a promising compound in the management of symptoms related to movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dyskinesia, and parkinsonian syndrome, dystonia and other movement disorders. Cannabidiol is a non-psychotomimetic compound that is known for its anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and antipsychotic effects; actions that alleviate the symptoms and provide relief among its users.
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