How Cannabis Works to Control Pain and Anxiety

How Cannabis Works to Control Pain and Anxiety

Dr. David Bearman | 09/14/2016

Cannabis is well known as an herbal painkiller, but also is increasingly being used in other conditions involving the limbic system, sometimes referred to as the mid brain or reptilian brain. So, just how does cannabis these effects?

Cannabis contains over 500 chemicals, 80 of which are cannabinoids. Many of the over 500 compounds have medicinal value and research continues to provide more knowledge about how they work.

The medicinal effects of cannabis are mediated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The system includes two neurotransmitters (anandamide and 2AG) two receptors (CB1 and CB2) and two enzymes (MYGL and FAAH). The ECS is responsible for modulating neurotransmission.

How Cannabis Works to Control Pain and Anxiety






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