LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE OR ALS, THC, CBD AND THC-ACID

On October 29,2015 I posted an early report of therapy for a male with ALS. He had not moved either arm nor leg for six months. His speech was severely affected. When he would transfer from his wheelchair to the car, he had to have help with one leg at a time.

When I first saw him, I recommended a CBD/THC combination. He was helped by this, but adding in THC-Acid make a big difference. I would have to say that all three cannabinoids as well as the whole plant effect all are contributing to his benefit.

How much better will he get? I will let you know.

With slowly increasing doses of CBD/THC/THC-a, he first noticed a significant change in his right arm function. The first time he noted a change, his right arm instinctively used a utensil to bring food to his mouth! His wife watched this with true amazement. Since my initial report on October 29, his left arm and both legs are actually better than they were six months ago. His speech is markedly improved. He has some control of all four extremities when a few months ago he had none.

I believe this is an example of how multi-cannabinoid therapy can work in ways we currently have no appreciation of.

Should we consider multi-cannabinoid therapy for more patients? I think so.

More to follow…

Author
Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

You Might Also Enjoy...

OUTSTANDING RESULTS FOR SEVERE PAIN

Below is a recent testimonial from a long-term patient of mine. He survived a horrendous fall many years ago, and has endured severe, crippling, chronic pain. In his letter, he briefly describes his journey, progress, and success with consistently dosed

CBD DOSING: WHEN IS LESS… MORE?

Dr Frankel talks about the differences in dosing single molecule CBD versus whole plant CBD. He also talks about potential health and drug interaction issues with taking high doses of single molecule CBD.

DO I ADVISE CANNABIS FOR EVERY PATIENT?

Dr Frankel talks about if he always recommends cannabis to the patients he sees and brings up a specific case where he used his internal medicine and diagnostic skills to treat a patient without cannabis therapies.

THC-A  AND MITOCHONDRIA

Dr Frankel talks about THC-A, conditions he is using it for and how it most likely has a very powerful relationship with our mitochondria.