DOCTOR'S STUDY - CANNABIS EXTENDS LIFE EXPECTANCY IN LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE (ALS)
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"In a report by medical doctors, cannabis was found to extend life expectancy in ALS by three or more years, as compared to two months by the only FDA approved drug."
Remarkably, cannabis appears to have activity in every area of ALS. Scientific data imply that cannabis might well significantly slow the progression of ALS, extend life expectancy and substantially reducing the overall burden of this horrible disease.
The following doctors are urgently calling for clinical trials to study the practical application of Cannabis in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis:
Gregory T. Carter, MD Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, University of Washington Medical Center
Mary E. Abood, PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology and Center for Substance Abuse Research, Temple University
- Sunil K. Aggarwal, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Washington
Michael D. Weiss, MD, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, University of Washington
Lou Gehrig's disease is a condition where the neurotransmission system degenerates, resulting in a loss of muscular control. In the latter stages, victims are totally paralyzed with death being 100% probable. Right now there is no cure nor is there a treatment to reverse the effects of ALS. The only pharmaceutical drug that is approved by the FDA, riluzole, extends life expectancy by a dismal two months on average.
"I have been working more with THC-A, I elected to treat him with a combination of CBD and THC-A. On modest doses, after two days he noted a significant improvement. Now a couple of months into treatment, one of his legs and his right arm are now beginning to function. Yesterday, without even being aware of it, he used his right arm and his wife noted it and was incredibly surprised!! Quite pleased." - Dr. Frankle MD
CANNABIS FIRST TRIAL EXTENDED BY THREE YEARS OR MORE
Researchers at CP Medical Center in SanFran found that THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in most strains of marijuana, slowed the disease process significantly, and extended Lou Gehrig's disease by three years or more. Cannabis affected every symptom in a positive way, including reducing or eliminating spasms.
Now, medical marijuana is legal in the majority of the states in the union. With the advent of the internet, the efficacy of cannabinoids, the active ingredients of marijuana, is spreading like wildfire. The general public is no longer in the dark about so many important issues. Thankfully, the brainwashing about the evils of cannabis by the Fed and it's compliant media' CNN, MSNBC, NBC, etc. is now recognized for what it is. PROPAGANDA of the worst kind. The perpetuation of the war on drugs simply was big business with a tab in the hundreds of billions per year. Incarceration, loss of wages, prison expenses, organized crime, damage to the family, and the list goes on and on.
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BOB'S CANNABIS OIL EXPERIMENT
One Lou Gehrig's patient, Bob, took an aggressive do it yourself approach to his disease. Three years ago, with a little help from his friends, Bob built a grow operation and a small lab. He made his own cannabis oil and medicated on 1/4 gram per day. He titrated up settling on 1 gram per day. These extremely high doses of THC are not necessarily tolerated by everyone. Bob was was able to adapt to this turbo-regime because he was a pot smoker previously so he could tolerate higher amounts of THC.
Within two weeks, he could throw a football again and much of his pain was gone. He dropped painkillers codeine and aspirin. His high blood pressure normalized and dropped to be a little on the low side. Bob cut back his cannabis oil dosage and his blood pressure renormalized.
THC works by activating the CB1 receptor which facilitates bronchodilatory, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral capabilities. In January 2015 a medical review implicated cannabinoids in the potential treatment of many neuroinflammatory disorders, including ALS.
CBD, the second most abundant cannabinoid in most strains of marijuana has many similar medicinal effects as THC, with notable difference; it is not psychoactive or is non-stoning. In addition, THC works better with CBD to deliver more profound relief and better mood altering effects.
After two years of cannabis oil therapy Bob says he feels younger, but he still has problems swallowing and there are other symptoms. Now he's turning to raw non-psychoactive THC (no heating which decarboxylates). Using raw THC will allow even higher doses, without the stoning side effects. With this approach and using other cannabinoids, such as CBD (non-psychoactive) he hopes to completely reverse the disease.
Bob does a lot of research which fuels his renewed vigor for his life journey. Bob has a friend that was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, which spread to his liver and brain. He cooked cannabis leaves in milk at low heat all day creating a kind of super food infused with cannabinoids (probably non-psychoactive). He rubbed the concoction over his lesions and today Bob's friend reports he is now cancer free.
A lady named Cathy Jordan, age 30 was diagnosed with ALS and after cannabis therapy say's she is now symptom free.
ALS PATIENT - LOU GEHRIG’S - DISEASE, CBD AND THC-ACID
I am in the early stages of the disease, taking CBD, THC, and THCa in hopes of delaying full onset. I am anxious to find out what dosages to use for both CBD and THC-a?
"We are really just seeing our first ALS patients, so our responses are early, but seem real. I would suggest setting up a phone consult to discuss the details." - Allan Frankel, MD
"Continues to do well." - Allan Frankel, MD
"Did you ever discover whether it was the combination or the CBD oil alone that was inducing an improvement in this particular case?" - Laura Jean Pulscher
"I think a lot of the help also came from THC-Acid." - Allan Frankel, MD
"According to the rules of synergy, the combination of CBD and THC would offer the greatest benefit. And using the entire plant would be that much greater. There are also more cannabinoids in the plant than just CBD and THC that interact with the Endocannabinoid System, which is largely involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Theoretically, other constituents could even potentially assist such cannabinoids in their process." - Taylor
Marijuana is proposed to treat a wide spectrum of medical conditions. Marijuana has many properties applicable in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS' analgesia, muscle relaxation, bronchodilation, saliva reduction, appetite stimulation, and sleep induction. Cannabis has also been shown to have strong antioxidative and neuroprotective effects, which probably prolong neuronal cell survival. Cannabis should be considered in the pharmacological management of ALS wherever legal. Further investigation into the usefulness of cannabinoids - cannabis are strongly recommended
Cannabis (marijuana) has been proposed in the treatment and management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The first, anonymous survey of persons with ALS; 131 respondents, including prior 13 cannabis users. Findings; cannabis may be moderately effective - reducing symptoms of appetite loss, depression, pain, spasticity, and drooling. Cannabis was reported ineffective in reducing difficulties with speech and swallowing, and sexual dysfunction. Cannabis was most effective in relieving depression.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana recommendations in Delaware, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York. While ALS is not specifically specified in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and California, many of the symptoms do qualify. In addition, a medical doctor in California may recommend medical cannabis if he believes that marijuana could help the patient.
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