Our team at Medical Cannabis Oils have put this article together to highlight the discovery that medical grade cannabis oil if effective at treating Huntingtons disease. Huntingtons disease is a brain disorder that is currently incurable. Huntington causes nerve cells to become damaged, which in turn causes parts of the patients brain to deteriorate. Huntingtons affects both the behaviour and cognition of the patient, this results in the patient having difficulties in walking, reasoning, thinking and talking. Ultimately, a Huntington patient will become entirely reliant on support from family or a special care facility as the disease renders the patient unable to take care of themselves.
The traditional method of treatment involves the use of a number of prescribed medications that are designed to treat the physical and emotional symptoms of the disease. These prescribed medications have a long list of side effects and the patient can experience any number of side effects that range from loss of appetite, insomnia and fatigue to just mention a few.
Medical Cannabis Oil Treatment of Huntingtons
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major non-psychoactive cannabinoid found within medical grade cannabis oil. Based on medical trial reports, we have noted that the introduction of a THC/CBD blended oil helped to slow the progression of the Huntingtons and there was an overall improvement in the patients general condition.
Researchers from the Ramon y Cajal University Hospital’s Foundation for Biomedical Investigation in Madrid have recently completed the first ever clinical trial to investigate a cannabis extract as a treatment for Huntington’s Disease. The studies initial findings are that the CBD and THC has a positive effect on the patients symptoms.
In a later experiment, CBD and THC administered together at equal ratios also caused similar but enhanced neuroprotective effects to CBD alone. The endocannabinoid system is intricately tied to the progression of Huntington’s Disease and researchers have discovered that early on in the disease, cannabinoid receptors disappear massively in striatal neurons.
In summary, medical grade cannabis oil is showing great promise. If you would like to know more about how this amazing oil could be of benefit to you or your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us today.