What are the Cannabis Health Benefits?
Cannabis is a plant with a long history of use, dating back thousands of years. Its use is first recorded in western China and central Asia, and has been used for a variety of ailments for millennia. Its alleged therapeutic properties have been documented in Chinese medicine as early as 2800 BC.
It was also listed in the pharmacopoeia of Emperor Shen Nung, considered the father of Chinese medicine. Cannabis is also mentioned in Hindu texts, and has been regarded as a remedy for pain and inflammation. It is also reportedly effective for asthma and lack of appetite. (1)
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabis has been shown to have many benefits for people with various health conditions. For example, it is able to help with depression, as it contains endocannabinoids that help the body regulate mood and emotions. (2) It has also been shown to reduce the pain associated with multiple sclerosis. (3) It can also help with the treatment of glaucoma, which is a condition that causes additional pressure on the eyeball. (4) The drug can also help to improve the symptoms of anxiety and reduce the amount of stress a patient may experience. (5)
Cannabis is also useful for people with diabetes. (6) As it helps regulate insulin levels, cannabis can help those with diabetes control their blood sugar levels. High levels of blood sugar may lead to many problems, including stroke and heart disease. The plant can help control blood sugar levels, improve blood circulation, and lower blood pressure.
What are Flavonoids?
Flavonoids are a class of bioactive compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and cannabis strains. These compounds are found naturally in food and are broken down in the body in different ways. These compounds have a number of benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to inhibit tyrosinase, a protein that causes inflammation. Flavonoids are also found in tea, wine, chocolate, and other plant foods. (7)
Flavonoids can help your body by improving blood circulation and lowering blood pressure. (8) They can also help with inflammation, and they are especially useful against certain bacteria. In addition, flavonoids contribute to the colour of plants.
What are Phytonutrients?
Phytonutrients found in cannabis are thought to have many health benefits. They help the immune system and improve health by mimicking the function of the endocannabinoids found in the body. These compounds are also good for the eyes and heart. (9) Some of these compounds are also powerful antioxidants that help the body maintain health and homeostasis. Most foods contain phytonutrients, including fruits and vegetables.
Although the exact composition of cannabis is unknown, it is believed that its seeds are as nutritious as hemp and may even be more beneficial than hemp. Raw cannabis also has powerful health benefits and does not produce psychoactive effects. In addition, it contains powerful disease-fighting compounds known as cannabinoids, such as Tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.
Side effects of taking the Cannabis Plant
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, contains chemicals known as cannabinoids, which affect the central nervous system. They are most abundant in the plant’s leaves and flowers, and are often used as medicine. In addition to easing the symptoms of various conditions, marijuana can also help those who suffer from chronic pain. Cannabis extracts can be taken by mouth or as a spray under the tongue. (10) (12)
Several reviews compared the use of cannabis with placebo, with mixed results. Although the findings varied by condition, two reviews indicated that cannabis was more effective than a placebo at reducing pain. Another review assessed whether cannabis helped people with postoperative pain. Most reviews did not include adverse effects data, although a few were reported as significant.
What are the Methods of use Medicinal Cannabis
There are several ways to utilise cannabis for health benefits. While the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes is still controversial, some studies have found a range of positive outcomes. It is useful for patients with a range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and autism. It may also help with muscle spasms and seizures.
In addition, there are a number of adverse effects of cannabis. Some reviews reported fewer side effects compared to placebo. However, the studies that did include adverse effects were mostly mild. The number of adverse events associated with cannabis use warrants caution, as some of these effects may be serious. (11)
CannaTelehealth, specialises in providing online consultations for various healthcare needs, including assistance with alcohol addiction. Our platform is designed to facilitate the use of advanced telehealth technology by medical professionals, ensuring the security and privacy of patient information in compliance with regulations.
We have developed an online system that simplifies the process of booking appointments with qualified and experienced General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, who can assist patients in accessing prescriptions for Medicinal Cannabis for their medical conditions. Our telehealth system is fully supported by our clinical team, guaranteeing that all consultations are conducted by appropriately qualified healthcare professionals.
Our doctors are authorised to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis under Schedule 8 of the Therapeutic Goods Act. In the initial consultation, your nurse or doctor will collaborate with you to determine the suitability of Medicinal Cannabis for your specific symptoms and conditions. If deemed appropriate, they will then apply for TGA approval for your electronic prescription, which can be presented at your pharmacy of choice.
Medical Cannabis Doctors Online Treatment and Consults
CannaTelehealth’s doctors have extensive experience in assessing patients for medicinal cannabis. Prior to having an online consultation with our healthcare professionals it is a good idea to write down your questions before your consultation so that you don’t forget them.
Our doctors will review your medical history and confirm that you meet the criteria for a medicinal cannabis prescription under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Special Access Scheme. We will then either prescribe medication through the Authorised Prescriber pathway or submit your application to the TGA and you should receive your product within 2 business days.
All our doctors are trained under the TGA authorised prescriber scheme and have detailed knowledge of how cannabis affects the body. Our doctors are also able to recommend the best dosage and type of cannabis for your condition. Our doctors are able to prescribe all forms of medicinal cannabis including capsules, tinctures, sprays and vape cartridges.
The cost of your medical cannabis will vary depending on your condition and the specific product that is recommended for you.
Our clinic offers bulk billing for patients who have been approved by the DVA. This is worth checking for your eligibility criteria for this discounted online consultation.
Book a consultation – Follow the simple steps to engaging with an online health professional who will assess your eligibility for alternative treatments such as medicinal cannabis and what might be the cause of your chronic pain.
To contact us at CannaTelehealth you can either go directly to the website and add your details directly to our ‘Contact Us Form’ We will contact you within 1 hour. Normally our online healthcare professionals who are pain medicine specialists will have a booking time within 1 day if suitable. Alternatively you may contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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