More than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States, and 35% of those diagnosed die from the disease. Cancer and its treatment can have a negative effect on your quality of life. An oz. of Wellness Healthcare, with offices located in Boca Raton, Orlando, and Palm Bay, Florida, is a medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC) and offers alternative therapies for the management of cancer-related symptoms. Call the office or request an appointment online today.
Medical marijuana refers to the medicinal use of the cannabis plant for the management of specific health conditions. Cannabis plants, including marijuana and hemp, contain many biologically active compounds referred to as cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most well-known and studied cannabinoids.
Your body also produces its own cannabinoids, which are used by your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is comprised of various receptors found all over your body. The purpose of your ECS is to maintain homeostasis within the body, and it plays a role in supporting many body functions, including mood, memory, pain, immune health, sleep, and stress.
While researchers are still studying the actions of CBD and THC in the body, it’s believed that they may mimic the actions of the cannabinoids produced by your body and enhance the effects.
In the state of Florida, cancer is a qualifying condition for the use of medical marijuana. The team at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare provides medical marijuana to ease symptoms related to cancer and its treatment, including nausea, vomiting, and pain. The team also recommends medical marijuana to help those experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their cancer.
You can expect a stress-free, caring, and professional consultation when you come in to see one of the specialists at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare to discuss how medical marijuana may help ease your cancer-related symptoms. During your consultation, the team reviews your symptoms and medical history and talks to you about the use of medical marijuana and how it works.
Then, the team provides the necessary certification and helps you get your medical marijuana identification card. The team also determines the product and dose best suited to meet your needs, which is put into the computer system and shared with the medical marijuana dispensaries so they know what you get.
Cancer and its treatment can cause symptoms that affect your quality of life. Medical marijuana may help ease your symptoms, so you feel more like your usual self. To learn more about the use of medical marijuana for cancer, contact An oz. of Wellness Healthcare by phone or online today.