There has been a lot of conflicting information about the medical benefits of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the active component of cannabis. We hope this list of the proven medical benefits of THC will clear up all the confusion:
In some states such as San Jose California, doctors have been prescribing marijuana to patients who suffer from chronic pain due to its pain-relieving affects. THC activates central nervous system pathways to inhibit pain signals from reaching the brain. Additionally, those who suffer from nerve-related pain have also experienced pain relief when taking cannabis.
2. Nausea and Vomiting
Since the 1980s, THC has been prescribed to cancer patients experiencing nausea and vomiting. The pill which contains synthetic THC known as Marinol was the first FDA-approved THC-based medication that doctors prescribed for this purpose and now there are several others that have been developed including Cesamet, a pill usually prescribed to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Studies have shown that the high which people get from THC triggers a temporary impairment of memory which can be therapeutic for those who want to forget painful memories, including patients who have been diagnosed with PTSD. Flashbacks, nightmares and agitation can be relieved by taking oral doses of THC.
The ability of THC to relieve eye pressure in patients with glaucoma has long been established. In the 1970s, researchers also found evidence that smoking pot could improve glaucoma symptoms. So they tried to develop a way to administer THC as eye drops. But it failed because THC is not water-soluble. To this day, some glaucoma patients rely on marijuana to reduce their symptoms but The American Glaucoma Society insists that it cannot be a viable treatment option due to its short-lived effects (3 to 4 hours).
Since the 1970s, it has been proven that THC has the ability to improve breathing which is why it has been used as treatment for those with severe asthma. Trials showed that smoking pot can calm asthma attacks. Scientists tried to develop an inhaler that could deliver THC to the body but it never came to fruition.
Those who have chronic insomnia can fall asleep faster with the help of marijuana. The sleep-inducing effect of THC is very effective in helping people get better sleep. Additionally, studies suggest that THC also reduces sleep interruptions from those suffering from sleep apnea because it can improve night-time breathing.
Apart from these aforementioned medical benefits of THC, it’s also been found to be a powerful appetite stimulant. This is why it is prescribed to cancer patients to boost their appetite, to anorexic patients to help them gain weight and become healthy, as well as those who suffer from HIV-associated wasting syndrome.
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