New Treatment For Asthma

I have written before with regard to CBD’s bronchodilator effect. With some recent information, it is clear that CBD is in fact a great treatment for Asthma. We are also finding that inhaled CBD using a “Vape Pen”, similar to the e-cigs for nicotine.

By delivering vaporized whole plant CBD directly to the lungs, the CBD availability has very active and very local bronchial dilatation. We have seen a number of patients with asthma who are able to treat their asthma, anxiety and pain with an appropriate CBD:THC ratio for them. Some patients are using it “as needed” for their asthma and others are just taking their daily CBD dose in this manner. It has reliable absorption but any inhaled method will not be very efficient from a mg perspective as so much of the medicine is exhaled and lost.

Using CBD orally or sublingually also helps with asthma and COPD, but it does appear that using it “locally” in the lungs has some advantages for some patients.

Give it a puff.

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

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