The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases (Paperback)
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This comprehensive sourcebook combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from cannabinoid and consciousness research to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on over 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this in-depth reference shows that the subtle shifts in awareness commonly observed in cannabis-using patients vastly contribute to these compounds' therapeutic potential.
The Cannabis Health Index is organized into condition-specific chapters, with eye-catching ratings of cannabis efficacy for each symptom, along with recommendations for use, and sidebars that suggest related mindfulness-based practices that enhance the body's own ability to heal. Organized alphabetically from aging to wound care, with sections on a variety of conditions including infections, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurological diseases, and much more, the Index reveals that the huge body of scientific studies focused on cannabis is a tremendously under-utilized repository of knowledge.
In synthesizing the findings of these studies, Blesching brings clarity to the process of making informed decisions about cannabis as a valid treatment. Informative, user-friendly, and practical, The Cannabis Health Index presents striking evidence that cannabis is remarkable safe and effective when used within the proper therapeutic window, especially compared with the risks of managing chronic symptoms with pharmaceuticals.
About the Author
Uwe Blesching is Editor-in-Chief of Healing Times magazine and author of Spicy Healing: A Global Guide to Growing and Using Spices for Food and Medicine and Cuba's Carnival: Origins of the Biggest Party on Earth. He is a regular contributor to Mind-Body-Medicine, and a medical journalist who focuses on cannabinoid medicine, phytopharmacology, evidence-based alternative protocols for the prevention and treatment of malaria, pregnancy, and venereal diseases. He was a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic and a firefighter for the city of San Francisco. He holds a B.A. in Humanities from the New College of California; and an M.A. in Psychology and a PhD in Higher Education and Social Change from the Western Institute for Social Research.
"A logical, thorough, and meticulously researched approach to cannabinoid integrative health science that is understandable and digestible, making much clearer the role of cannabis in one's personal health and well-being goals."
—Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD
"A true gift and amazing tool for all who are serious about wellness and healing. This book guides you through the process of treating the whole person, with special attention being placed on ways to tend to and support the human endocannabinoid system."
—Heather Manus, RN, Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association, founder & president
"The work that went into quantifying cannabis-based studies is a profoundly effective approach for clarifying this complex medical information. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, professional, or somewhere in between, the categorization of hundreds of cases into understandable and actionable articles is an amazing resource."
—David Drake, founder and CEO of Cannabis Reports
"Blesching's meticulous attention to detail makes this my go-to source for updates on a particular health condition treatable with phytocannabinoids. Blesching has created an incredible database in a new generation clinical Cannapedia, guided by his core belief: 'Consider the possibility that by generating specific emotional content, you are also changing the very chemistry of your body, either fully or partly modulated via the endocannabinoid system. In doing so, we can consciously direct and support the self-healing abilities of our body.' The Cannabis Health Index is the future of the phytomedicine movement."
—Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, founder of Phytoelements
"Clearly designed to be practical for both clinicians and individuals on a self-healing path, Cannabis Health Index delivers body-mind-spirit considerations of health essential to cannabinoid medicine. Readers who consider themselves students of cannabis and its consciousness-altering gifts will resonate with this sensitive yet comprehensive work."
—Dustin Sulak, DO, cofounder of Healer.com