Dr. Sisley is both a practicing physician and a clinical faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In an interview with Medical Marijuana 411, she explains that – unlike traditional treatments – medical marijuana appears to relieve a wide range of PTSD symptoms.
"The truth is that marijuana can treat the whole spectrum of PTSD symptoms with this one medication."
She says many high-ranking veterans are starting to speak up about the benefits of marijuana. The only problem is, most of the evidence is anecdotal.
Dincolo de faptul ca oferind ai posibilitatea sa primesti de pe lucruri gratis, sunt cateva motive pentru care a oferi este un beneficiu in sine.
Iata cateva dintre ele:
De multe ori dupa ce iti cumperi ceva nou nu stii ce sa faci cu lucrul mai vechi, pentru ca, chiar daca nu-ti mai trebuie, e pacat sa-l arunci, cat timp inca mai e bun. Asa se face ca il depozitezi undeva, sperand ca vreodata o sa iti mai trebuiasca. Si asa apar debaralele pline cu lucruri bune dar iesite din uz, pe care cu parere de rau tot trebuie sa le arunci cand este prea inghesuiala.
Ei bine, acum poti sa le oferi, stiind ca exista cineva care cu siguranta nu le ia ca sa le tina in debara, ci chiar le va folosi, asa cum ai facut si tu.
Nu trebuie sa fii mare ecologist ca sa iti dai seama cata risipa se face in societatea noastra de consum, in care rareori asteptam ca ceva sa se strice pentru a-l inlocui.
Suntem incurajati sa consumam, sa ne cumparam varianta imbunatatita, mai la moda, mai noua, a aproape fiecarui lucru din cate exista.
Cel mai bun exemplu sunt hainele, unde de cele mai multe ori aruncam vechile haine nu pentru ca s-au rupt, ci pentru ca s-au demodat, sau nu ne mai plac, chiar daca sunt aproape noi. A fi la moda nu numai in ceea ce priveste hainele, cat si tehnologia, aceasta este dorinta multora dintre noi.
Din pacate pe termen lung tot noi suferim, consumand inutil de mult resurse, poluand natura si lasand maldare de gunoaie in urma. Ca sa diminuam cat de cat efectele consumului excesiv, putem macar sa reciclam lucrurile care mai pot fi folosite.
Ajuti pe cineva.
Fie ca ii vedem sau nu, sunt multi oameni care nu-si permit sa-si cumpere nici macar strictul necesar. Ceea ce tu nu mai folosesti pentru ei este foarte util, si in felul asta ii ajuti, dandu-le lucruri pe care altfel ar fi trebuit sa dea bani.
“Dar din dar se face rai”.
Aceasta este o lege universala de bun simt, pe care stim ca o stii, chiar daca uneori se intampla sa o uitam. De aceea ti-o reamintim, mai ales ca traim intr-o lume care incurajeaza putin cam mult egoismul.
Fii ZEN - Pregateste schimbarea.
Pentru ca lucrurile noi sa apara in viata ta, este necesar sa le faci loc. Unde este imbacseala si inghesuiala, nu prea poate sa mai incapa nimic. Doar acolo unde este spatiu se pot aduna lucruri bune. A face loc este atat un act spiritual, de purificare, cat si unul fizic, concret, de improspatare, curatare.
Astfel, cand ai loc si in interior si in exterior, pregatesti schimbarea in viata ta. Sau macar traiesti intr-un mediu mai aerisit, in care ai spatiu sa te desfasori.
Ai ajuns pe un site care iti place atat de mult. Cat de fain este sa poti sa primesti lucruri pe gratis? Pentru ca sistemul sa functioneze, si sa ai acces la tot mai multe produse, trebuie sa ajuti sistemul sa creasca. Poti face asta ori promovand site-ul in randul prietenilor/cunoscutilor, fie oferind lucruri, care vor atrage pe site vizitatori noi, care la randul lor vor sustine sistemul.
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You are able to control where wind blows. Use the mouse cursor to define wind direction. Your goal is to prevent the paratroops landing on your island. Sometimes, the mighty Gods send you the items for help: cut the parachute cords; grab the paratroopers aside; sink the paratroopers.
Prevent the paratroopers landing on your island. Cut the parachute cords, grab them aside, and sink em!!!
When it comes to consuming marijuana, the options are vast. Besides rolling a joint, there are a range of pipes and water bongs available on the market. Of course, cannabis can also be used to make various foods and drinks. Topicals and tinctures are popular among medical users as well.
Yet many doctors stand by vaporizers as the ideal method of consuming marijuana. In fact, in Israel, where medical marijuana is legal, vaporizers can be found in hospitals and senior homes. The popular Volcano Medic Vaporizer is also an approved medical device in Canada and the EU.
Here are some major reasons why vaporizers have become so popular among doctors and patients.
1. Lung Health
The effect of vaporizing on the lungs is perhaps the strongest argument for using a vaporizer.
Doctors have long been wary about the use of marijuana as a medicine because of the potential risks of smoking anything. While it's true that smoking marijuana has not been proven to cause lung cancer, the combustion of marijuana still produces several known carcinogens and tar, which can irritate the lungs and lead to chronic bronchitis.
Vaporizers were mainly designed to overcome this issue. By heating marijuana at a lower temperature than combustion, the devices produce an inhalable vapor that still contains the active medical ingredients in marijuana (cannabinoids), but without the harmful by-products.
Research also suggests that switching to a vaporizer can reverse respiratory symptoms caused by traditional methods of cannabis intake.
2. Dosing Requirements
Another advantage of vaporizers is the efficiency of converting plant matter into active cannabinoids.
A collaborative study conducted by California NORML and MAPS found that vaporizers could convert 46% of available THC into vapor, whereas the average marijuana joint converted less than 25% of THC.
Likewise, patients ranked vaporizers as the most efficient method of marijuana intake – requiring a lower dose than smoking, edibles and tea – in a recent study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.
So while vaporizers may be seen as a luxury to some, even the most thrifty marijuana users have realized that the higher efficiency of these devices can eventually offset their initial cost.
While the study did not investigate specific side effects, some say that vaporizers produce a more clear-headed 'high' due to the lack of smoke inhaled. Cannabis vapor can also be inhaled in short and shallow puffs, whereas other smoking devices may require taking deeper and larger breaths, which can be uncomfortable for novice marijuana users.
Of course, how one reacts to marijuana differs widely from person to person, so vaporizers may not be ideal for everyone. Ultimately, consulting with a healthcare professional and careful experimentation is the best way to figure out what method of marijuana intake is best for you.
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Go Green Go:
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Dr. Sean McAllister, of the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of cannabidiol – a chemical found in marijuana – on aggressive types of breast and brain cancer.
His research has already shown that cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Although, so far, he's only been able to study animal and cell culture models. Now he says his team is ready to prove it in humans.
"We are trying to initiate clinical trials in the US. We have designed the trials for breast and brain cancer but are still trying to raise the money for the trials."
Since last year, Dr. McAllister has been going through the difficult and lengthy process of initiating clinical trials. With study designs complete, funding seems to be the only obstacle that remains.
If all goes as planned, he hopes to see CBD being trialed in cancer patients "a year from now."
But it's not only Dr. McAllister that sees promise in cannabis for cancer. A drug company called GW Pharmaceuticals is also trying to study a cannabis-based drug, Sativex, as an add-on treatment for glioblastoma – the most common and deadly form of brain cancer.
The company has already begun recruiting patients for the first phase of clinical trials in Europe. Researchers will first have to prove its safety in a small group of glioblastoma patients before they can start evaluating Sativex's effectiveness at fighting cancer.
According to Dr. McAllister, preclinical research suggests that cannabinoids, while effective alone, may have a greater effect against cancer when combined with current treatments.
"Based on the data, it would be expected that cannabinoids would need to be combined with a first-line agent in order to see the most efficacy in a clinical setting."
Dr. McAllister's breakthrough came in 2007, when his team at CPMC showed that cannabidiol could reduce tumor aggressiveness in breast cancer by "turning off" a protein responsible for the spread of cancer, or metastasis, called Id-1.
Four years later, they were able to confirm the effect in mice, showing that CBD treatment could reduce the number and size of secondary tumors that formed.
Another of his studies, this time in glioblastoma cell cultures, found that CBD and THC could work together to achieve an even greater effect, concluding that "the addition of cannabidiol to Delta(9)-THC may improve the overall effectiveness of Delta(9)-THC in the treatment of glioblastoma in cancer patients."
"You have to build a strong case for clinicians to agree to run clinical trials. We are there now."
While THC also demonstrates anti-cancer potential, Dr. McAllister explains that one of the reasons he chose to study CBD is the lack of psychoactivity – or a high – which could be a concern when conducting studies in humans.
Another obstacle has been gathering enough evidence on the treatment. Despite an abundance of anecdotal reports of cannabis successfully curing cancer, it's taken Dr. McAllister years of effort to "build a strong case" for clinical trials.
But now he says the time has come.
"It takes a significant amount of time to run preclinical experiments," Dr. McAllister explains. "You have to build a strong case for clinicians to agree to run clinical trials. We are there now."
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Fish Eat Fish:
Capture all the fishes of the same color by trapping them inside a region, drawn on the screen. Highly addictive and must play!
But now, scientists from the University of Michigan, Harvard Medical School and the University of Illinois at Chicago have confirmed that THC affects the storage and extinction of fearful memories in human subjects.
"Ultimately, the cannabinoid system may serve as a promising target for innovative intervention strategies in PTSD and other fear learning-related disorders."
In the study, researchers performed brain scans on 14 healthy individuals, who were given THC pills (Marinol) or a placebo before being exposed to a fearful stimulus. After 24 hours, individuals who received THC showed increased activity in areas of the brain involved with overcoming past negative memories.
While animal studies also support a role of cannabinoids in overcoming bad memories, the authors note the study was the first to show this effect in humans.
"Together, these ﬁndings provide the ﬁrst evidence that pre-extinction administration of THC modulates the underlying neural circuits involved in fear extinction in humans."
The authors conclude: "these results prompt future investigation to test if cannabinoid agonists can rescue or correct the impaired behavioral and neural function during extinction recall in patients with PTSD."
The study received funding from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute of Mental Health