Medical Marijuana as a Remedy for Nausea
Disease Profile: Nausea
Cannabis has become a common treatment for many side effects and symptoms. This includes an effective medicine to battle against nausea. A more common condition that calls for the use of cannabis as treatment is chemotherapy-induced nausea. This should come as no surprise, seeing successful instances of marijuana’s fight against upset stomach and loss of appetite.
Despite the research of the effects cannabis has on nausea, little information has surfaced as to exactly why it does.
The Role of Cannabis in Remedying Nausea
Research has proven that cannabis can help to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach, migraines, body aches, and other physical ailments. These come as symptoms stemming from disease and/or poor quality of life. Nausea may result from chemotherapy and other intensive treatments.
As an alternative medicine for cancer, cannabis has shown to help relieve symptoms associated with cancer, including vomiting and nausea. Additionally, most research shows patients experience more pain relief when using cannabis as medicine.
However, some cases show medical marijuana may cause nausea if not taken in moderation. Before taking cannabis for symptoms, please ask your specialist or local dispensary about consumption methods and types right for you.
What helps nausea?
Cannabis and its psychoactive properties have been known to create senses of “euphoria” for users and have been used as a way to release mental anguish. It also has been used for its non-psychoactive properties that reduce blood flow and decrease slow heart rate. This can tremendously help in treatment.