It goes without saying that Israel has one of the most progressive attitudes towards medical Cannabis in the world. The discovery of the EndoCannabinoid System and from that, a deeper understanding behind the numerous potentially beneficial effects that Cannabis has on mammals goes to Israeli Professor Raphael Mechulam and his team. A team of 15 Israeli scientists have just released a peer reviewed paper that confirms that cannabis can provide relief of symptoms experienced by cancer suffers. This study confirmed what cancer survivor Bruce Smith to Entourage Oil in this video interview featured on our website.
The study was initiated to add to the growing body of research that verifies the benefits and safety of the plant’s use by cancer patients, performed in a clinical setting. Over 300 oncology patients formed the research sample and they were assessed over one, three and six month follow-ups by the research team. The six month cohort reported the most significant improvement in related symptoms. Their average age was 64 and 59 percent were woman.
“The results of this study suggest that Medical Cannabis treatment is generally safe for oncology patients and can potentially reduce the burden of associated symptoms with no serious Medical Cannabis-related adverse effects.” The report said.
The report went on to say “Many comorbidities (conditions that exist together with the Cancer symptoms ) are associated with oncology diseases. Cancer-associated symptoms include pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, decreased quality of life, increased disability and negative effects on sexuality. These symptoms are some of the most fundamental causes of oncology patients suffering and disability while undergoing therapies, and some may even lead to worsened prognosis. Though well-known and documented, there is no optimal treatment for all of these comorbidities as of yet.”
Most importantly the study found that Cannabis use led to a 20 percent drop in all patients median pain intensity level while the quality of their sleep, anxiety and overall quality of life improved.
The Research paper can be found on FRONTIERS.
Cancer has a way of touching all of our lives and this study will go a long way to challenge the stigma associated with Cannabis use in improving the outcome and we hope improve the dignity and quality of life of the victims of cancer.
In a world swirling with negative news and manufactured outrage our minds are constantly pummelled by amplified access to this habit forming theme on social media. There do however, still exist examples of pure downright optimism. If the human condition relies on the individual to set their own thoughts into alignment, then simply speaking a person has the power to choose optimism or pessimism when aligning their attitude towards any given situation? How-ever you choose to answer the question, the axiom remains; You have the capacity within to align your attitude.
ENTOURAGE OIL (https://youtu.be/vtV8F2qu-1g) exists today in the commercially available form that it takes, largely due to the input and influence of a particularly optimistic person. We believe that his story is worth sharing and are ever grateful for his continued inspiration.
The story is told via a recent article that featured in TRIATHLON Magazine here in SA, and we share the pages from the magazine with thanks and due respect to the periodical.
And thanks and respect to Pat Atherton the amazing guy featured in the story…
The Full story appears here:
I have a head injury related epileptic condition that I medicate with Entourage Oil – a product that I have developed since choosing this route over ten years ago. This method of self-medication I chose over conventional drugs was due to the bad experience that I had had, with prescribed medicine - Tegratol / Carbamazepine – which made me chronically depressed for the first time in my life. When I began to have suicidal thoughts, and reported these, the Neurologist changed my script to Epilim and within 2 weeks I became uncharacteristically reactive / aggressive – getting involved in two punch ups socially. This caused me to re-think my approach to how I was medicating my condition. Subsequent research - learning the safest extraction method - led me to develop the Cannabis extraction method used to create Entourage Oil. Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for the patented pharmaceutical medications that I was “medicated” into using, Cannabis whole plant extractions possess many potential benefits, having been empirically demonstrated by my own experience.
I have been fit free for 10 years – 8 of which were as a result of my change to this natural medicine. I am not a doctor and make no medical claims here, especially with regards to treating epilepsy, but if my words resonate with you, and you have a story of your own experiences to share, I would be glad to hear from you. Some of the research that has been published within this period includes this paper entitled:
Potential Clinical Benefits of CBD-Rich Cannabis Extracts Over Purified CBD : Observational Data Meta-analysis
The results of the study of a large sample of patients stated – as what must be in my case with using Entourage Oil – that “There was a higher number of patients reporting improvement after using CBD-rich Cannabis extracts (318/447, 71%) than those treated with purified CBD (81/175, 46%), with valid statistical significance”
Let’s have a discussion on Cannabis as a wellness supplement, Entourage Oil, and any related issue…