Today there are many natural health treatments that utilize marijuana to benefit patients suffering from many ailments and diseases that would ordinarily be treated by other means such as chemotherapy and radiation, and more.
It is a powerful drug that targets the endocannabinoid system and produces a wide variety of effects, which can be pleasurable and medicinal, or distressing and damaging – depending on the cannabinoid profile of the particular strain used (different breeds contain different concentrations of psychoactive compounds) and how it is consumed.
With that in mind, here are many benefits of using hashish:
It reduces anxiety, stress, and depression.
Studies show that people who partake in marijuana experience less anxiety, stress, and depression than people who don’t. Cannabis also has the ability to target the amygdala in various ways. One of these ways is by working to reduce the level of stress hormones in the brain that are usually released when an individual is experiencing stressful events. Another way is by reducing activity in the amygdala which is responsible for mediating feelings of fear and anxiety.
The main reason why cannabis reduces these feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression is because it has psychoactive compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which blocks transmission of pain signals in nerve cells throughout your body. These cells are mainly found in the hippocampus region of your brain where it regulates mood and pain perception.
It promotes creativity.
Marijuana has been used for countless centuries to boost creativity and enhance productivity among many artistic individuals, especially writers. Marijuana use is often considered a form of “brain food” because it allows the brain to enter an altered state where it can become more open to different ideas in order to solve problems which in turn leads to creative solutions.
It combats glaucoma and cancer.
By lowering intraocular pressure, marijuana has shown to reduce the symptoms of glaucoma that sometimes cause blindness. Also, it is a strong antioxidant which means it can help prevent harmful cells from damaging DNA and causing cancer. It helps with pain relief during chemotherapy treatments such as nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Its ability to relieve pain without any side effects like addiction or drowsiness.
Cannabis is now being used by many cancer patients to help combat the feelings of nausea and pain associated with chemotherapy. Marijuana has also been found to be useful in reducing the pain felt in the hands or feet caused by damaged nerves, which can develop as a side effect of chemotherapy.
It Enhances Your Mood
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, marijuana may improve your mood tremendously. It does this by stimulating the release of dopamine in the brain’s reward center. It also blocks nerve cells that would normally carry pain signals to the brain and also lowers activity in the amygdala where fear and anxiety originate.
It helps with sleep disorders like insomnia
Medications usually prescribe sleeping pills to help people with sleep disorders sleep. But these medications have eventually shown to be ineffective for some patients eventually leading them to depend on other drugs. With cannabis, you can use it whenever you feel restless or before bedtime. Perhaps the best part about this is that you will still wake up feeling well-rested.
Have you used marijuana to relieve stress? Have you tried it before? What other benefits have you experienced?
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