The team of Scottsdale Natural Healing has been assisting patients from the beginning of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program (Prop. 203) starting April 2011. The office team is focused on helping patients to fully understand the rules and regulations of the Medical Marijuana program in the state of Arizona. Scottsdale Natural Healing is a Naturopathic Medical office that implements a variety of Naturopathic Modalities along with the use of Medical Marijuana. Other Naturopathic remedies include but not limited to: Acupuncture, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Management of Acute and Chronic Conditions.
We recognize the therapeutic value of marijuana and cannabinoids for specific symptoms associated with various conditions. The risks associated with the medical use of marijuana are minimal and discussed with each patient. Please note that THC, the primary active ingredient in marijuana, is an FDA-approved drug referred to as Dronabinol and marketed as Marinol. Marijuana is advocated primarily for relief from the symptoms of disease rather than as a cure. A 2002 review of medical literature by Franjo Grotenherman states that medical cannabis has established effects in the treatment of nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, unintentional weight loss, insomnia and lack of appetite. Medical cannabis has also been found to relieve certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. Other studies state that cannabis or cannabinoids may be useful in treating alcohol abuse, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, cancer, HIV, depression, epilepsy, glaucoma, digestive diseases, hepatitis C, PTSD, sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea and anorexia nervosa.
Cannabis has been recognized as food, fiber and medicine for thousands of years. The use of cannabis as fiber, has been shown to date back at least 10,000 years in Taiwan. Cannabis was a major component in religious practices in ancient India as well as in medicinal practices. For many centuries, most parts of life in ancient India incorporated cannabis of some form. Surviving texts from ancient India confirms that cannabis’ psychoactive properties were recognized, and doctors used it for treating a variety of illnesses and ailments. These included insomnia, headaches, variety of gastrointestinal disorders, and pain: cannabis was frequently used to relieve the pain of childbirth. The Ebers Papyrus (ca. 1550 BCE) from Ancient Egypt as a prescription for medical marijuana applied directly for inflammation…
Naturopathic doctors diagnose disease and treat patients by using natural modalities such as physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, acupuncture, and hydrotherapy. They choose treatment based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions.
Hormones and You
What are the main hormones? They are: Thyroid, Sex hormones, Cortisol, and others. They are can be safely tested and patient’s symptoms can be treated based on the individual patient’s state of health and laboratory results.
In recent years a wealth of sound scientific information has become available to support the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Many countries and states now recognize the legitimacy of marijuana as a therapeutic medication.
Science of Marijuana
Advanced testing equipment and technology have recently discovered an abundance of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes found in medical marijuana that interact with all the bodys systems including the immune and nervous systems which have shown to have multiple medical values with every part of the human body and mind.
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