Arthritis and Cannabis Positive Effects and Supporting Scientific Journals

Arthritis and Cannabis Positive Effects and Supporting Scientific Journals
Rheumatology reported in a Jan. 2006 article titled “Preliminary Assessment of The Efficacy, Tolerability and Safety of A Cannabis-based Medicine (Sativex) in The Treatment of Pain Caused By Rheumatoid Arthritis,” by D.R. Blake et al.:

“In comparison with placebo, the CBM [cannabis-based medicine] produced statistically significant improvements in pain on movement, pain at rest, quality of sleep….

In the first ever controlled trial of a CBM in RA [rheumatoid arthritis], a significant analgesic effect was observed and disease activity was significantly suppressed following Sativex treatment.”

Jan. 2006 – Click Here for Source Info

The Journal of Neuroimmunology, in their Sep. 2005 article titled “Cannabinoids and the Immune System: Potential For The Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases?” by J. Ludovic and Takashi Yamamura, stated:

“Studies from chronic cannabis smokers have provided much of the evidence for immunomodulatory [modifying or regulating the immune system] effects of cannabis in humans…

Cannabinoids can modulate both the function and secretion of cytokines [regulatory proteins]from immune cells.

Therefore, cannabinoids may be considered for treatment of inflammatory disease.”

Sep. 2005 – Click Here For Source Info

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