Medical cannabis has helped thousands of Illinois residents control debilitating health symptoms since dispensaries first opened in our state four years ago. With more than 50 qualifying conditions now recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health, this number is continuing to climb. Could cannabis be the key to improving your health in the New Year? Here are five reasons you may want to consider cannabis for your health in 2020…
You have uncontrolled anxiety
Patients with general anxiety may benefit from medical cannabis, as it can help the mind relax. Some patients even say cannabis helps them focus, as opposed to having too many racing thoughts. The research on cannabis and anxiety is a bit divided. We believe that’s because 1) more research is necessary, and 2) there are many different strains of cannabis, each of which has a different effect on the body. What we do know, is that many patients have been able to reduce their use of benzodiazepine medications thanks to cannabis. Since there is a little bit of trial-and-error involved in finding a strain that your body will respond to best, we suggest making an appointment with a cannabis consultant who can help.
You live with chronic pain
Living with chronic pain can dramatically impact your quality of life. Severe, daily pain can also lead to depression and frequent use, or over-use, of pain-killers. Cannabis is a safe and effective alternative to opioids that can free you from severe pain and allow you to feel like yourself again. Dr. Khare and his team have helped hundreds of patients discontinue or limit their use of prescription opioid medications. We are experienced in incorporating cannabis alongside traditional treatments and will help you every step of the way.
Digestive issues have you down
There is a growing body of research showing that the anti-inflammatory benefits of cannabis may fight inflammation in the bowel associated with chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, cannabis is a known pain-reliever, has the ability to fight nausea and can induce appetite. If you battle chronic digestive issues, talk with your physician about whether or not cannabis may be able to help alleviate your symptoms.
You can’t sleep
Anxiety and pain are the most common culprits for lost sleep. Cannabis can be an excellent way to take the edge off, allowing you to get a good night of sleep. Generally speaking, indica strains are well-suited for sleep, however there are countless hybrids strains to consider as well. A cannabis consultant can help you find the strain and products best suited for your individual needs.
You suffer from migraines
Migraines can come on fast and put your day on hold. They are a common cause of missed days at work and school and can leave you in bed for days. Recent studies have found that cannabis may be more effective than commonly prescribed prescription migraine medications and come with fewer side-effects. Innovative Wellness has helped numerous patients control migraines using cannabis. In fact, we’ve even developed a cannabis protocol using our research and experience to help patients who are just beginning with cannabis achieve relief faster.
Innovative Wellness Can Help
Innovative Wellness is experienced in using cannabis for disease management and symptom control. We offer cannabis certification, and cannabis consulting once you get your card, to help you feel better faster. We even take insurance!
If you’ve considered cannabis to alleviate symptoms of a medical condition, now is a great time to get your card. While you could purchase recreationally in 2020, doing so will cost you. Medical cannabis cardholders will have access to more products and pay less than recreational users. Innovative Wellness has certified thousands of patients. Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment.