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 formSurviving 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.

Medical Marijuana therapy is on a comeback nationwide due to multiple new informative studies and research. New technology and testing has led to understanding the value of many different medicines within the cannabis plant. Seeing the need for Medical Marijuana Certifications, Scottsdale Natural Healing offers a Private and Professional Atmosphere for your comfort. Parking is simple and located directly behind the building or in front of the building to the South. Appointments are recommended and walk-ins are always welcome. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Our office is located 1 mile South of Old Town Scottsdale, in the close proximity to all cities of Phoenix and the Metropolitan area including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale and Cave Creek. Our office staff is very friendly and ready to answer your phone call during and after hours.

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