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Alternative Meds?

  • By Zelimkhan

    Hi All, I just want to ask if someone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative medicine? I’ve been reading some article about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of pain management, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflamation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this review on a certain strain called cali kush from http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/cali-kush/, it has a very high pain suppressing effect. Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. Alternatively, they’ve also find new ways to infuse cannabis on food and beverages. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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  • By SusanHU Keymaster

    Hi Zelimkhan,

    Thank you for your question – I hope you’ll get some responses from our community members with experience on these topics. In the meantime, we do have a post on complementary and alternative therapies that you might find helpful: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/complementary-and-alternative-therapies/.

    Please keep us posted on your journey and how this ends up working for you!

    – Susan (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

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  • By Brooke Abbott Moderator

    Hi @zelimkhan,

    Thank you for being brave enough to ask about a controversial topic. There are a lot of studies being conducted now to determine just how much of an impact cannabis can have on inflammation.

    We do know that some CBD topicals have been extremely helpful in healing swelling, incision pain and joint pain. Also, for those of us that cannot eat due to lack of appetite and nausea, medicinal marijuana in a variety of forms can help create an appetite as well as relieve nausea to keep food down. Cannabis & CBD infused foods can be a bit strong and hard to gauge with dosage. But there are drops, vaporizers and sprays you can use instead of the traditional smoke.

    -Brooke
    (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

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