What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s is a disease impacting the nerve cells within the brain, leading to muscle rigidity, tremors, and over time, decline in speech, gait, and motor skills. Unfortunately, there is still no known cure. While a cure may not be available, scientists and researchers have found several methods of treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, including Medical Marijuana in Florida. Many patients have found tremendous success through the use of medical cannabis in limiting muscle spasms and pain. Furthermore, many patients find greater relief when combining THC and CBD, rather than using just CBD.
Does Medical Marijuana help with Parkinson’s Disease?
In a recent study of 84 Parkinson’s Disease patients who were treating their illness with medical marijuana, over 46% experienced relief and improvement in their symptoms. A similar study was conducted using just CBD on six patients suffering from Parkinsonian Psychosis as a result of their Parkinson’s Disease. All six patients reported significant improvement in their psychotic symptoms. Research has shown that Parkinson’s Disease, while it cannot be completely cured, can be treated and made more tolerable through the use of medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease
The endocannabinoid system found in the human brain is made up of numerous cannabinoid receptors that are then linked to neurons. This link helps regulate body functions as well as thinking. Researchers believe that medical cannabis may actually protect these neurons from damage caused by Parkinson’s Disease. Cannabinoids are believed to protect the brain cells through both anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties.
- Pain Relief
- Diminished Tumors
- Improved sleep
- Improved Mood
- Improvement in movement
Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Some of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include:
- Decreased ability to control facial expression
- Monotonous speech
- Decreased blinking of eyes
- Slow voluntary movements
- Shuffling gait/walk
- Decline in balance
- Stiffness in extremities
- Trouble swallowing
Read what others say about Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease
Barbara, 74Tallahassee medical marijuana doctor – 6 months on medical cannabis– Parkinson’s, chronic pain, debilitating tremor– Previously treated with opioids, epilepsy medication, physical therapy (click to view video testimonial) Excerpt: "I have Parkinson’s, chronic pain, and a tremor which runs in our family. It affects my voice, my jaw, my...