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THE CORONAVIRUS: ANXIETY, PULMONARY INFECTIONS, AND CBD

Very recently, as I was watching the endless news coverage on the Coronavirus pandemic, not surprisingly I found myself feeling quite anxious. Within a short amount of time my reaction began to escalate, so I followed the advice I give my patients and took a dose of a quality, medical-grade whole plant CBD tincture. Administered under the tongue, within 20 minutes or so I began to feel increasingly more tranquil and relaxed. This formula was just right for me, however cannabis dosing is very individual, as everyone responds slightly differently. For some, a blend of CBD:THC, or even a pure THC formula alone, is more effective.

Lately, our office has been receiving more and more phone calls inquiring about recommended cannabinoids and the suggested dosage to treat the widespread anxiety we’re experiencing due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Additionally, increased anxiety is often accompanied by a worsening of symptoms in patients with underlying asthma and/or bronchitis. Using sublingual CBD has been shown to help with bronchospasm, and even keep airways open in cases of Coronavirus-related pulmonary infections.

Unfortunately, most cannabis medications you’ll find in the retail marketplace are either hemp based or manufactured (distillates or isolates.)  Be aware that using any of those products would be the equivalent of taking a Vitamin C pill instead of eating an orange. The nutritional benefits of an orange grown organically in nature far outweigh those of a manmade Vitamin C tablet produced in a laboratory.  Cannabis oils are no different. When researching cannabis products, please be certain to obtain only whole plant cannabis CBD or THC formulations.

Needless to say, the ripple effect of this disease is staggering. Each and every one of our loved ones is at risk, while our workplace is either gone or barely holding together. There is no person and no business immune. Our entire lives have been turned on their heads. Please, stay healthy and safe, and purchase your cannabis products wisely!

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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