Update on Cancer and Cannabis Oil Research
The latest update on cancer and cannabis oil research reveals that medical cannabis is indeed a panacea for health. Take cannabis oil to alleviate your cancer symptoms and the symptoms associated with chemotherapy. Take cannabis oil in conjunction with your chemotherapy and feel the benefits – live a better quality life while getting better. At Cannabis Therapy we know that you can treat your cancer with cannabis oil but scientists are still wary of saying “cure”. Cannabis is still illegal in many parts of the world, including South Africa, so the use of the plant needs to be managed.
Cannabinoids and Cancer Update
Read more here for an update on cancer and cannabis oil research. The Cannabis sativa plant produces numerous compounds called cannabinoids which contain carbon and unique medicinal qualities. These phytocannabinoids include two main cannabinoids: cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which have pain killing and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD is not psychoactive while THC is. So most medical professionals use the CBD for patients suffering various conditions. This update on cancer and cannabis oil research shows that these cannabinoids can actually help to fight cancer cells to the death.How does this happen?
Cannabinoids Make Cancer Cells Die
It appears, through many studies, that cannabinoids kill cancer cells without affecting healthy cells. This is the opposite of chemotherapy which kills all cells and breaks the body down. Cannabinoids actually force the cancer cells to commit suicide, which is what normal cells are supposed to do. Usually, cancer cells multiply and divide incessantly and invade the body. But now cannabinoids stop this process in its tracks. During tests on rats, scientists found that THC stimulated the death of cancer cells, forcing the process of autophagy. During this cell procedure, intricate mechanisms destroy what is usually a healthy balance in the cell as it responds to stress. So the cannabinoids could force the cancer cells to disintegrate and die. Cannabinoids also interact with receptors spread throughout the body, part of the body’s innate endocannabinoid system. When you use cannabis you can also reduce the feelings of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy – cannabinoids cling to specific receptors to enhance and reduce cell processes in the body.
Update on Pain Relief by CBD and THC on Cancer Patients
During research into the update on cancer and cannabis oil research, Cannabis Therapy found that THC and CBD can stimulate the appetite of patients with cancer. This boosts the immune system as patients eat more. The reduction of pain by cannabinoids is amazing – cannabinoids cling to receptors in the spine and peripheral nerves, affecting pain pathways that go up and down. They interact with CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and surrounding nerves and studies have found that people in pain have more CB1 receptors in their brains to regulate the perception of pain. Cannabinoids also help the body deal with inflammation when they interact with CB2 receptors to release seratonin and histamine to lessen pain in the body. And when chemotherapy causes neuropathy (tingling nerves, numbness or muscle weakness) cannabinoids can stop this from happening.
Balancing the Body’s Immune System
Another great reason to add to the use of cannabis for cancer is that cannabinoids help to regulate moods and anxiety while interacting with the endocannabinoid system. This innate immune balancing system regulates moods, appetite, memory and more in the body so the cannabinoids assist to reduce anxiety and depression in cancer sufferers. This update on cancer research and the use of cannabis oil as a therapy is short but studies are ongoing.Caner patients are waiting for the legalisation of cannabis in all countries to make them well again.
Chat to us at Cannabis Therapy to find out more how you can use cannabis oil for your cancer, or for your cancer treatment: chemotherapy or radiotherapy.