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Consuming Cannabis For Wellness Purposes

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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Are you curious about what wellness is? Do you want to know how cannabis can help you? Well, then you’re in luck!

 

This article will solve all your wellness related needs and questions. Read on to find out more!

 

What is Wellness?

First of, we need to take a closer look at what wellness is. Let’s start with the dictionary definition:

 

  • Well·ness [ˈwelnəs/Submit]

noun

being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.

 

But, there’s more to it than that. Wellness is becoming aware of our bodies’ needs. It involved making choices about our lifestyle to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. It’s more than just being free from sickness; it’s an active process of both change and growth.

 

Wellness vs Illness

The tradition of Western medicine has relied solely on the illness model of human health. This means that we tend to see the body like a machine, it either works or it’s broken. If it’s broken, we take our body to the doctor, who is seen as a mechanic. They will intervene with either pharmaceuticals or surgery and send us on our way. That is, of course, until the machine breaks down again!

 

Unfortunately, this conception of human health is too simplistic. People are not machines and shouldn’t be treated as such. It is far better to operate on the concept of wellness, where being healthy is an active goal.

 

Holistic techniques like diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, and herbal therapies (including cannabis) are at least as effective—and sometimes more so than things like surgery and pharmaceuticals.

 

  • Why does wellness matter? It’s crucial to leading a higher quality life. Everything we do, every choice we make directly impacts our well-being. That state has a profound effect on our emotions and actions.

 

 

 

Wellness and the Endocannabinoid System

The wellness model of health recognizes that the endocannabinoid system as critically important. The sites in the brain and body where cannabis is absorbed are called cannabinoid receptors. When you link all of them together, it’s what is known as the cannabinoid system, or the ECS for short. This is the largest transmitting system in our bod and it helps us regulate our moods, appetite, memory, and overall health.

 

Cannabis for Wellness

The wellness model understands that cannabis is an effective substance. It is capable of not only curing illness but also helps in preventing them. Cannabis can, and many times should, be viewed as a first choice treatment. It is often more affordable and despite the misconceptions around it, it has fewer side effects than traditional pharmaceuticals.

 

Cannabis Wellness Benefits

Cannabis is a safe and effective aid to health and wellness. These are just some of the many positive effects of using cannabis for wellness:

 

  • Mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation.
  • Manage cerebral palsy seizures.
  • Regulate tremors associated with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Reduce stress or anxiety.
  • Encourage wonder and openness
  • Spark the appetite, the libido, and creativity.
  • Reduce symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
  • Help patients suffering from Anorexia or Cachexia maintain a stable body weight.
  • Improve mood in those suffering from depression.
  • Treat sleep and bipolar disorders.
  • Help with symptoms that aren’t easily categorized: chronic hiccups, pruritus, high blood pressure, attention deficit syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

Cultivate Wellness

The benefits of cannabis have been confirmed by research and the concept of wellness is a much better model for health than the traditional one. We can confidently state that cannabis is a safe and effective aid to both health and wellness.

 

Purchase Cannabis Legally

There are many variables to take into consideration when using cannabis for wellness. Each strain and product has its own different properties and effects. Every consumption method has its own pros and cons.

 

This is why it’s so important to obtain your cannabis from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries! They will have advisors on hand who can advise you on the right strain to use, the product you need, the right dose, and how to consume it.

 

Conclusion

We hope you found this article useful. Did you find the concept of wellness interesting? Have you used it for your own health and wellness? Let us know in the comments!

 

Oh, and don’t keep this information to yourself. Be sure to share this with your family and friends!

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