Rheumatic conditions are typically characterised by pain, aching, stiffness and swelling in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Some forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, can affect multiple organs and cause widespread symptoms.
Arthritis is more common among adults aged 65 years or older, but people of all ages (including children) can be affected.
Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.
Medical cannabis in the form of cannabis oils have been known to help alleviate the symptoms of all types of Arthritis, incl. Degenerative Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Infectious Arthritis, Metabolic Arthritis.
There are two cannabinoids found in medical marijuana that have especially profound efficacy for those with arthritis: CBD and THC. Cannabidiol (CBD), is responsible for immune system modulation, meaning it is helpful for an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and by-products of its metabolism — has been found to be anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing). THC is also known to reduce the anxiety and depression that commonly accompany severe diseases, especially those that affect one’s mobility. Medical cannabis, cannabis oil, can be used to replace addictive pharmaceutical drugs that, in the long term, may cause more problems than they solve. For patients who choose to continue with pharmaceutical treatments, marijuana often eases the negative side effects of these drugs.
Medical Cannabis Dispensary is unable to comment on “other” cannabis oils whose origins are unbeknown to us.
Higher dosed capsules are often not necessary and micro-dosing using a tincture is best suited for treating the symptoms of Arthritis. Cannabis oil tinctures MCDSA endorses are clean medical grade organic Co2 extracted cannabis oil concentrates.
Tinctures (1:10) are 1000mg of cannabinoid extract in 10ml MCT, 500+ drops per bottle (dropper top bottle). Each drop is 2mg.
CBD: 5-10 drops – 3 times a day.
THC: 2-5 drops twice daily; start on 2 drops and gradually increase as necessary, every 48-72 hours.