Category Archives: alternative medicine

More Older Adults Turn To Cannabis To Treat Common Ailments

Cannabis use is becoming more accepted nationwide, with fewer than a dozen states making it fully illegal. One group turning to cannabis more than ever is older adults. A study published in April found the number of Americans age 65 and older who smoke marijuana or enjoy edibles increased 75% from 2015 to 2018. Now, […]

“Pain Can Affect Everything.” Sports Columnist Documents His Success Treating Chronic Nerve Pain With Medical Cannabis

Jeff Seidel exhausted just about every therapy available before turning to cannabis as a last resort. When Detroit Free Press sports columnist Jeff Seidel noticed a sharp pain between his shoulder blade and spine, he thought he might have overexerted himself at the gym. Or maybe it was old injuries rearing up again. What Seidel […]

Almost Half of US MS Patients Use Cannabis for Nerve Pain, Sleep, Survey Reports

In a nationwide survey of cannabis-based therapy use among Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), almost half of respondents endorsed such products, primarily for nerve-based pain and sleep disturbances, and the perceived benefits for sleep and pain were highly correlated. The reported scores for perceived pain were generally worse among recent or current cannabis users, the […]

Rugby Stars In CBD Funding Deal

A company set up by two Scottish rugby internationals to provide an alternative to mainstream painkillers has secured its first external investor after reporting a surge in sales due to “covanxiety”. Alex Stewart, a founding partner of Clyde Blowers Capital, has put an undisclosed amount of cash into Pure Sport CBD in a deal said […]

Eight In 10 Migraine Sufferers Report Cannabis Helped Beat Back Pain Levels: Study

Thirty per cent of U.S. app users have turned to cannabis for relief. Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels. The findings reflect data gathered […]

Parkinson’s Patients Report Using Cannabis Largely for Symptom Relief in U.S. Survey

Nearly a quarter of patients with Parkinson’s disease polled in a U.S. national survey reported using cannabis mainly to try and ease their symptoms, despite a lack of evidence on both its effectiveness and safety. Although still federally illegal, marijuana has been legalized for either recreational or medicinal use in 33 states in the U.S., […]

Medical Cannabis Trial Underway For Australian Football Players With Chronic Pain

Each of the patients, who were taking at least 60-milligrams of morphine a day for chronic pain, showed “significant improvement” in pain interference scores. For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality. Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required […]

This Is How Cannabis Effectively Eases Inflammation

While inflammation is the cause of many maladies, it’s also sometimes the remedy. It accounts for back pain, arthritis flare ups, headaches, bowel disorders and even an increase in heart disease. Alzheimer’s is yet another affliction associated with inflammation. And cannabis? It’s a known anti-inflammatory. As studies show, not only does cannabis have a positive […]

Kiwibank Shuts Down ‘Green Fairy’ Account After Giving Her ‘Local Hero’ Medal

“Green fairy” Rose Renton is having her Kiwibank account shut down less than a year after the same bank awarded her a “local hero” medal.Renton has been a prominent campaigner for medicinal cannabis since the death of her son Alex in 2015, for whom she had fought for the right to treat with cannabis products. […]

Give Cannabis To Elderly People With Chronic Pain, Doctors Say

Experts say cannabis-based medicines, including those that contain THC, should be used instead of opioids. Elderly people with chronic pain including back and joint injuries should be prescribed cannabis instead of conventional painkillers, doctors have said, as polling shows that three quarters of over-55s would consider taking it. Doctors said cannabis-based medicines, including those that […]