When a woman contracts ovarian cancer, she wants to know the treatment protocol using cannabis oil. This is an alternative therapy that has no side effects and deals with the symptoms and causes of the disease. Getting ovarian cancer causes depression and anxiety and the cannabis oil treatment can be incorporated into the protocol of general treatment. Many ovarian patients are recommended surgery immediately they are diagnosed. But doctors say only a few women can actually be treated with only surgery – chemotherapy is vital as a follow-up treatment. Women who are in stages 1 to 4 of ovarian cancer can also be considered for clinical trials.
The treatment protocol for using cannabis oil for ovarian cancer, however, involves an holistic approach, from diet to mental health and then the oil. Advocates of this treatment recommend an alkaline diet of organic fruit and vegetables mainly. Add to this green tea, grapefruit juice and mangoes. These three ingredients clear and activate the cannabinoid receptors in the body. There are many strict guidelines regarding the intake of cannabis oil for ovarian cancer but, seeing as the cancer is low down, in the abdomen area, it would be better to take suppositories which are manufactured using an organic carrier oil such as coconut oil. Also use oral cannabis oil in the form of capsules or tinctures to ensure you get enough of the treatment.
Speak to your natural or general practitioner to ensure the treatment protocol for using cannabis oil for ovarian cancer is good and legal and wise. Some patients take cannabis oil alongside their prescribed chemotherapy because it relieves the side effects of this drug. The cannabis oil can reduce insomnia, nausea and vomiting, ease anxiety and depression, increase appetite and energy levels and create a sense of calm. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer, so can replace the use of opiates.
Cannabinoids in the cannabis plant have incredible healing powers and work with the body’s endocannabinoid system to fight ill-health. The endocannabinoid system consists of endocannabinoids (neurotransmitters) which cling to cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins spread throughout the central nervous system, brain and peripheral nervous system. So the ECS helps to regulate psychological and physiological processes including moods, sensory perception, memory, pain, appetite and the reproductive system. It also promotes that feeling of euphoria that comes after exercise. The two main cannabinoids extracted into cannabis oils are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which have incredible healing powers.
Studies have found that THC can kill cancer cells without damaging the healthy cells. Chemotherapy tends to kill all cells, including healthy cells. THC is a psychoactive chemical compound which needs to administered wisely. CBD is a panacea for human ailments of body and mind. It can also kill cancer cells and stop the growth of cancerous tumours in the body. Cannabis oil promotes the health of the immune system so works well with chemotherapy, protecting healthy cells. THC interacts with CB1 receptors, mostly in the brain, while CBD interacts with CB2 receptors, throughout the body. It is best to use the two cannabinoids together for maximum effect and to avoid the high from the THC.
Research has revealed that the endocannabinoid system and cancer do have a strange relationship. Cancer can progress when it outwits the endocannabinoid system. When taking cannabis oil in a prescribed treatment protocol for ovarian cancer, it is wise to remember that CBD clings to endocannabinoid receptors to inhibit the ongoing multiplying and dividing of cancer cells. It also induces cancer cell apoptosis, without affecting healthy cells. CBD and THC can hinder the formation of cancerous tumours and the formation of new blood vessels that would form tumours. The cannabinoids starve the cancer cells so that they die, instead of grouping up to make tumours. Cannabinoids can also prevent the spread of tumours into other tissues and organs.
What does this say about treatment protocol for cannabis oil for ovarian cancer? Take cannabis oil alongside chemotherapy to ensure holistic treatment of ovarian cancer. The cannabis oil will maintain a healthy immune system while bringing relief from depression and anxiety, insomnia and pain. The chemo can then target the cancer cells.
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