The leading cause of death in Lyme disease is suicide. There’re different levels in Lyme disease. High, Mid & Low. Depression is high.
Lyme disease is caused by a spirochetal bacteria of the Borrelia genus. Spirochetes are composed of about 40% DNA and have double-membrane envelopes that make them difficult to trace and kill. They’re apparently able to hide in deep tissue and change shapes to disguise their identities.
They’re somewhat similar to the bacteria behind syphilis, as Lyme disease affects the nervous system and brain also.
Going through the medical system with Lyme disease is like being a ball in an old fashioned pinball game machine. Being on antibiotics forever is risking serious adverse events or at least reducing one’s immunity to invite all sorts of other complications.
There are two levels of handling Lyme with cannabis: managing symptoms well by smoking marijuana, or completely reversing the disease with cannabis oil.
Some have discovered that solution using cannabis oil for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a good balance of THC and other cannabinoids.
It has become increasingly available in states that allow medical marijuana. But it’s also available “underground” if you search on the internet. This is the stuff that has been curing cancer lately.
All cannabis oils are not created equal. In fact, many of the ones that I have heard people using only have 0.1% CBD! Oh my! The FDA in its Public Health Focus has an outline of the types of CBD oil and the amount of cannabis that is found in each.
- Cannabis is not a cure-all. As with many treatments for Lyme disease, there is no one single cure for everyone. We are not all exactly the same.
- Cannabis and Hemp are not the same.
|· A version of the cannabis plant that has almost no THC. · It is usually known as industrial hemp grown specifically to be used for products. Grown close together · Its uses are as follows: paper, rope, clothing, and oils · Average THC 0-0.1% THC or less than 1% · Very low CBD||· Usually the flowering parts of the plant. · Grown far apart to promote flowering · Average THC 10% range 7-20% · Higher levels of CBD|
- CBD and THC. Many Lyme warriors do not want the “high” that comes with cannabis (THC), but just want some relief, which comes from the CBD in cannabis. Although one study found that “the THC/CBD extract showed a more promising efficacy profile than the THC extract alone. 5. There are different cannabis strains that you should be aware of because not all strains will work for everyone. Also, since Lyme disease symptoms vary from hour to hour or day to day, you may have to use a different strain, depending on your symptoms. 6. Strains of cannabis, whether it’s Indica, Sativa or Hybrids, are helpful for different conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, etc. As mentioned in number 5 above, each strain helps each individual differently.
|Body||Mind or Cerebral|
|Sedative Effect||Energetic Effect|
|Higher CBD level||Higher THC level|
|· Usually causes sleepiness · Relieves anxiety and stress · Relieves pain · Relaxes muscle spasms · Stimulates appetite · Reduces intra-ocular pressure · Acts as an anti-convulsing agent · Reduces inflammation · Relieves headaches and migraines||· Usually stimulates appetite · Enhances creativity and focus · Relieves depression · Relieves headaches and migraines · Reduces nausea · Supports Immune system
Hybrids: These consist of varying combinations of Indica and Sativa. The hybrids usually are stronger based as a Sativa or Indica. Ruderalis is a wild strain of cannabis that is incredibly short and has fewer leaves that are fewer in number and lower in THCs. Strains have been found to possess a chemical profile similar to Hemp. Sometimes it is used for crossbreeding with Indica and Sativa to produce ”auto flowering” hybrid to produce flowers or buds on age rather than the light cycles like Indicas or Sativas.
Each person tolerates cannabis differently. Some people may require more while others will require less to get relief. I suggest that you begin slowly to see how you react to that particular strain. 8. All mammals have their neural receptors specifically designed to be activated by cannabis (endocannabinoid system).
As I stated earlier, cannabis is not a cure for Lyme disease. For some, it has improved their quality of life and for others, it has been a godsend. Yes, there are some success stories just Google or YouTube!
Currently, there are 23 states that have legalized marijuana plant use for medical purposes. Someone once explained to me that cannabis is, in a nutshell, “an anti-inflammatory that helps stop pain receptors in the brain from firing.
It is all natural, non-addictive and is much easier on the body (than medications). You can also get a product that has very low THC (the ingredient that gets you high) and which is instead high in CBD’s (the ingredient that helps eliminate the pain).”