Incurable is a bad word. It takes away hope. Sadly some cancers and neurological conditions cannot be cured (yet). But there is a word of hope and that word is 'Relief'.
Medical cannabis offers scientifically proven 'Relief' from pain, poor sleep, mental distress, gut disturbances, poor function socially or at work.
The service that Releaf provides can dramatically improve the quality of life of those who suffer from chronic illnesses. The Releaf Cannabis Card is a necessary addition as it means that patients can take their prescription when needed and it satisfies all law enforcement checks to verify the legality of the prescription.
In 2024, I will have been a doctor for 40 years, and I have seen illness inflicted on many people, a journey which may take days or a lifetime – a doctor's interaction will only ever be a few hours of that lifetime. Doctors try to help where they can, but they are not with patients in those moments of pain, distress, and mental anguish. In those moments, patients require a form of relief from their symptoms. Medicinal cannabis can provide that relief for some of them. It can help those with chronic pain, chemotherapy side effects, arthritis, and gut problems. The wonderfully synergistic part of medicinal cannabis’ story is that our bodies were made for it. The human body has a endocannabinoid system and receptors waiting for the relief that medicinal cannabis provides.
The history of medicinal cannabis has many fascinating byroads, it was also prescribed to Queen Victoria. It used to be legal in the UK, and as a doctor, I welcome the return of its legal use. We humans effectively have two nervous systems, one of which we are mostly conscious about (the sympathetic) and another that we have little awareness of (the parasympathetic). We talk about "gut feelings," and this is the second system that is as important as the first. Fortunately for us, medicinal cannabis has beneficial effects on both systems without causing hallucinatory effects.
But as a medical professional, I understand that finding the right treatment is only one element of a patient’s journey. It’s also the expertise of the doctors, the care and attention provided by clinic staff and the entire patient experience that is so valuable in providing a holistic and supportive service. That is why I fully support the innovative approach that Releaf clinic provides, with their subscription options and the associated medical cannabis card that ensures patients' safety from prosecution by wrongful police interest.
Illness is a word that encapsulates pain, difficulty with activities of daily living, work problems, disability, and discomfort. Wellness encapsulates freedom, ability, comfort, and a healthy mental state. Releaf can help shift the balance from illness to wellness.