Cannabis Oil for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Different people get inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease in different areas of the digestive tract. This often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue making the disease both painful and debilitating. It can lead to life-threatening complications. There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease, but it can be managed with relevant therapies.
How Can Cannabis Oil Benefit Crohn’s Disease?
Through cannabis research, scientists are learning how cannabinoids may be a less damaging way to treat Crohn’s disease. The endocannabinoid system has two primary receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system and the hematopoietic system which includes bone marrow, lymph nodes, the spleen, and thymus. They regulate the inflammatory process by controlling the release of cytokines produced by the immune cells, which is integral to Crohn’s disease. Activating these receptors results in pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects.
Cannabis Therapy suggested treatment guidelines:
Panacea THC/CBD tincture and the patient can take 5 drops twice daily (morning and night)