Chemotherapy versus Cannabis for Treating Cancer
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 12/29/2014 in Medical Marijuana Research
We all know that chemotherapy is a very aggressive treatment against cancer, but perhaps a reminder of all the areas it affects negatively would highlight the benefits of the use of cannabis for the treatment of the plague of our times.
So let’s use one of the tools that one of the founding fathers Benjamin Franklin used that raised him to a prominent level of society by separating the pro´s and con´s regarding every venture he considered to invest in.
The Benjamin Franklin decision making method, can also decipher the emotional aspects of the cancer argument.
So let’s explore the areas in the body affected by chemotherapy:
- Chemo interferes with the body´s ability to produce blood platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells.
- The heart muscle gets weakened.
- Memory problems are often associated with chemo treatment.
- Mouth sores.
- Distress in the digestive system.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Muscles and Motor skills.
- Balding is of course the signature side effect.
Now let’s consider cannabis:
First of all we must consider the human body and its endocannabinoid system, which we are all born with. What is the endocannabinoid system you might ask? Endocannabinoid are found in the nervous and immune system, in fact endocannabinoids are so important that we consume them from a very early age through breast milk acting as one of the powerful immunity boosters we need to get through our first years.
It has been discovered that people with high levels of endocannabinoids in their systems are less likely to get ill due to the strength of their biological systems.
The fact is that the cannabinoids in cannabis are almost identical to those that naturally get produced in the human body and are easily welcomed into the body and effectively used to weaken cancerous cells and strengthen the cells that are healthy.
The main reason that cannabis is especially needed in today’s life is the fact that we are constantly bombarded with toxin and oxidants brought to us by the chemicals, pollution and even negative thoughts produced by today’s society and its surreal expectation on mankind. With the increase in negative external factors that end up promoting cancerous activity in the body, the natural endocannabinoids we all have need some assistance and support from cannabis and since the cannabinoids in cannabis are strikingly similar to those of the body they straighten each other in such a way that the compounds act as a sort of lock and key for each other in your body producing a chemical reaction that becomes beneficial modulators of good health. Endocannabinoids act as tumor regulators, mood regulators, anti-depressants, anti-inflammatories amongst other attributes.
So there you have it cannabis is a powerful way to protect ourselves from the constant onslaught of the external environment, by stimulating our survival mechanism in such a positive way cannabis users can become the happiest and healthiest beings that roam the earth…
I guess that’s why big pharma and all their variants of chemotherapy are not all that interested in the power and benefits of cannabis as an effective cancer treatment.