Medical Cannabis Treatment in Bangkok
What is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oils are extracts from cannabis plants. Unprocessed, they contain the same 100 or so active ingredients as the plants, but the balance of compounds depends on the specific plants the oil comes from. The two main active substances in cannabis plants are cannabidiol, or CBD, and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC
How is this different from marijuana?
Other forms of cannabis or marijuana are solid and are usually sold either as resin or dried plant material. In commercially-produced medical cannabis oils, the concentrations of CBD and THC tend to be well-controlled, which makes it easy to calculate the correct dosage.
How does cannabis oil work?
The history of medicinal cannabis goes back to ancient times. With references in Chinese and Egyptian medicine. Ancient physicians in many parts of the world mixed cannabis into medicines to treat pain and other ailments.
Scientists have discovered that certain components of marijuana, including CBD, are responsible for its pain-relieving effects.
The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.
For example, one study in rats found that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incision, while another rat study found that oral CBD treatment significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation
Several human studies have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
What can cannabis oil treat?
Cannabis oil can treat a range of conditions including:
✅ Reduced Inflammation & Pain Relief (including Migraine)
✅ Can Alleviate Cancer-Related Symptoms
✅ Substance abuse treatment
✅ Reduces Anxiety, stress and PTSD
✅ Anti-depressant Effects
✅ Reduction of Acne
✅ Protection Against Neurodegenerative Diseases
✅ Lowers Likelihood of Diabetes
✅ Improved Quality & Duration of Sleep
Cannabis oil is being found to have other health benefits
Cannabis oil can also treat conditions, such as :
🔶 Colitis and IBS
🔶 Chronic Back pain
🔶 Reduction in Arterial plaque
🔶 Parkinsons disease
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the ‘high’ sensation.
Both compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, but they have different effects.
The interaction affects the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells and have roles in pain, immune function, stress, and sleep, to name a few.
CBD can be used to treat:
🔶 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
THC can be used to treat:
🔶 Psychosis and Mental Disorders
🔶 Muscle Spasticity
🔶 Low Appetite
What about the quality of Cannabis oil?
In association with The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (องค์การเภสัชกรรม), HE Clinic prescribes concentrated cannabis oils to patients, Thai or foreign. GPO Cannabis Oil is formulated according to the highest international standards and is approved by the Thai FDA, for distribution by licensed medical marijuana centres ONLY, that includes the HE Clinic, Bangkok.
Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (Thai FDA) regulates GPO Cannabis Oil by analyzing CBD content, THC content, the absence of pesticides, heavy metals, escherichia coli (E. coli), salmonella spp., and staphylococcus aureus (staph). Certificates of Analysis are issued with all bottles of GPO Cannabis Oil prescribed by HE Clinic. Certificates of Analysis include lot numbers, manufacturing dates, expiration dates, batch size, and analysis dates that match each bottle of GPO Cannabis Oil.
Thailand is currently producing some of the purest and most concentrated cannabis oil in the world.
Read our blog post with questions and answers about taking cannabis in Thailand
The procedure for treatment at HE Clinic
✅ The patient should make an appointment at the clinic to see the doctor.
✅ Prior to treatment with Cannabis oil, a medical disclaimer needs to be signed by the patient.
✅ The doctor will want to see whatever medical history the patient has, this includes recent blood tests.
✅ The doctor may require an additional blood test for liver and kidney function.
✅ Non-Thai nationals need to bring their passport, (required for the preparation of a medical certificate)
✅ After the consultation, if treatment is required, a medical certificate is issued in Thai and English which allows the patient to be in possession of the Cannabis Oil while travelling (at the airport etc) within the approved quantity outlined in the treatment course.
All GPO products are currently in stock and available for prescription to patients who attend the clinic. Medicines are not available for order online.
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