Alternative Treatments For Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancers can be difficult to treat, but researchers have highlighted the effects that medicinal cannabis can provide for sufferers. You may be surprised to know that marijuana has been used for many hundreds of years because of the active components within the cannabis called cannabinoids. The main cannabinoids which help with this cancer is cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Anecdotal and scientific research has uncovered that medicinal cannabis is particularly effective for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. A comprehensive 20-year study by the “California Pacific Medical Center”found that CBD could help eliminate metastasis in many forms of cancer.

What Symptoms Can Medicinal Marijuana Help Treat?

There are many symptoms of kidney cancer that are common, but these symptoms do vary from person to person. Sufferers tend to experience such symptoms as:

  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Appetite Loss
  • Chronic Pain

In the research reported by the American Cancer Society, it found many interesting findings relating to kidney cancer. It found that patients who used medicinal cannabis in turn needed less medication for their chronic pain. This also rang true for feelings of nausea, as patients who used cannabis needed less anti-nausea medication. Probably the most interesting finding was that cannabis which contained both THC and CBD managed to reduce the growth, and in some cases, reduced the number of lab grown cancer cells.

What Strains Should You Use for Kidney Cancer?

It is important to note that different patients have experience different effects with certain strains of cannabis. We would recommend a process of trial and error. For example, for alleviating feelings of depression, a good strain to use is Blue Dream. This strain can provide a feeling of happiness and relaxation to the user, lifting their mood. Some people experience a burst of creativity, which means it is suitable to be taken at the start of the day.

For increasing your appetite, Purple Kush should be your first port of call. This is an Indica which can lift your appetite and provide you with a clearer and happy mindset.

Nausea and Vomiting can be reduced with a strain called Jillybean. This is quite a sweet tasting strain which provides a combination of relaxation and anti-nausea properties, whilst also lifting your mood. Another strain to try is Super Lemon Haze. This is quite a popular sativa that eases both nausea and bouts of vomiting, whilst reducing any gastrointestinal distress that you may be experiencing.

Luckily, the vast majority of states in the US have approved medicinal cannabis for the treatment of cannabis. You can locate your nearest dispensary by using the dispensaries near me tool on Cannabis.net – https://cannabis.net/find/dispensary.

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