Asthma and Medical Marijuana
A recent clinical study revealed that the rats treated with CBD, a component of Medical Marijuana, experienced a reduction in two types of cytokines (small proteins important in cell signaling) that are implicated in Asthma attacks. In addition to showing that CBD treatment was effective in reducing cytokine levels, the study concluded that CBD probably causes a reduction in the major stimuli of mucus over-secretion, a major cause of asthma attacks.
"About 30 percent of the dogs we see here with allergies are allergic to their owners." - William Miller
In Asthma, the air passages in and around the lungs swell and become clogged with an excess of mucus. The function of mucus, in part, is to suspend foreign particles in the lung so they can be unceremoniously ejected or removed. In Asthma, excess mucus is produced as an over-response to the presence of dust, pollen, chemicals or other naughty foreign agents.
Medical Marijuana works its magic as an anti inflammatory by modulating and normalizing receptors that are over-active.
"I don't take any of the medications I took when I was younger: antibiotics, antacids, aspirin, asthma inhalers, ulcer medication, allergy shots." - Alicia Silverstone
- Short breath
- Chest pain & tightness
- Coughing / wheezing
- Whistling sound when exhaling
- Coughing / wheezing attacks / complicated by cold / flu
Singulair Toxic Side-effects: Stomach pain, diarrhea, fever or other flu symptoms, cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, cough, sore throat;headache; or bed-wetting and loss of bladder control in children. Source: www.drugs.com
DOCTOR'S TESTIMONIALS- HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS TREAT ASTHMA
"He has been using marijuana twice daily on his own, as he feels MMJ works best for him this way, and I agree, this modality improves his congestion drastically." - Dr. K. Francis
"A patient used MMJ successfully on a daily basis; for chest pain medicated with only two or three inhalations from a MJ cigarette to get relief from chest pain and tightness." - Dr. K. Francis
*The immune system didn’t evolve for allergy. Why in a hundred billion years of evolution would we evolve a response for allergy?" - Joel Weinstock.
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FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS TREAT ASTHMA
" I used to wake up at 4 A.M. and started sneezing, sometimes for five hours. I tried to find out what sort of allergy I had but finally came to the conclusion that it must be an allergy to consciousness." - James Thurber