Medical marijuana is coming up as a natural solution for patients who are suffering from arthritis. Will cannabis be enough to relieve the pain most Parkinson's patients experience?
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an unusual condition where the bodies' immune system attacks its own cells instead of fending off foreign bacteria and viruses. The result is a painful inflammation as the soft tissues surrounding your bones and joints are attacked by the autoimmune disorder.
Now here's something scientists found in RA patients- they had more CB2 receptors as compared to patients suffering from other forms of arthritis. This is the same CB2 receptor that binds with the cannabinoid molecules such as CBD and THC. A great therapeutic change happens when these THC and CBD molecules connect with CB2 cell sites; in RA cases, the abundance of CB2 receptors allow the molecules of CBD and THC to attach itself quicker and therefore producing a more favorable response.
Experts recommend rubbing cannabis cream before going to bed on the joint area if you wish to wake up without sore and stiff joints. Apply the same cream as you wake up to reduce swelling and increase blood circulation.
Medical Cannabis and Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is one type of arthritis which affect aging individuals and seniors. The joint cartilage wears off and makes for a painful condition. Modern research has shown that marijuana may actually play a part in protecting precious bones and preventing cartilage loss while spurring on new bone growth.
Studies in mice show that CB2 receptors can determine how bone weakness is developed as one gets older. The same CB2 receptors can be found in bone-forming cells to which THC binds with. The study reveals how the active components of CBD interact with our bodies' bone-building process. The only thing left for scientists to do is to find the exact component in the whole endocannabinoid system that plays a role in the treatment of arthritis.
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