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PLACEBO EFFECT, THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND HOPE

May 5, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

When we think of the “Placebo Effect” we think of an effect that is “imagined”. For example, when a patient feels better after an IV is started but before any medication is given. Or in the 1950’s when a child…

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, CANNABIDIOL AND MORE

May 1, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

I was just reading an article on CBD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For about seven years I have been working with children and adults “on the spectrum”. Upon seeing the first group of patients I felt ill-prepared. To offer the…

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DRUG REHABILITATION AND CANNABIDIOL

February 27, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

Over the years, I have been surprised by how many patients with chronic pain using opiates have very little difficulty getting off their narcotics when we incorporate cannabis therapies. It is true that many of these patients are not necessarily drug-seeking,…

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THC-V BENEFITTING NEUROPATHY

January 24, 2018
Allan Frankel, MD

In November I wrote two articles on my early observations of patients using topical formulations containing THC-V. I am now able to provide some follow up information on its effect. Over the past month, we have become aware that topically…

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ESSENTIAL TREMOR MANAGED WITH LOW DOSE THC-V

November 28, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

In addition to another Parkinson’s disease patient doing very well with THC-V, a 70-year-old woman came in for treatment of Essential Tremor. This was the most severe case of Essential Tremor or ET, I have seen in 39 years. Due…

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EARLY CLINICAL FINDINGS WITH TETRAHYDROCANNABIVARIN (THC-V)

November 21, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

There is more data being released with regard to the use of Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC-V) for various conditions. It has been touted to be helpful in treating Type II Diabetes, Parkinsons, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis and other conditions. The strain we have…

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THC VS. PHARMACEUTICALS: ONE MOTHER’S JOURNEY

September 21, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

We recently received the following note from the mother of a patient with Autism who has seen great improvement of his symptoms after beginning a cannabis regimen: Having a child with a disability is beyond a doubt one of the greatest challenges a parent can…

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HORMONALLY SENSITIVE BREAST CANCER & THC

July 28, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

Does THC increase estrogen levels or sensitivity, potentially worsening hormonally sensitive breast cancer? Individuals diagnosed with a hormonally sensitive breast cancer will most likely receive some form of estrogen blocker, possibly in conjunction with other therapies or procedures. If they…

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CANNABIS MAY BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF SOLVING OUR NARCOTIC PROBLEMS

July 21, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

I was recently listening to a radio show on our nation’s opiate nightmare. While they had many suggestions for dealing with the crisis, I waited for them to discuss using cannabis as a therapy for narcotic problems. That topic never…

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NOW HIRING: PHYSICIAN TO JOIN GREENBRIDGE MEDICAL

July 6, 2017
Allan Frankel, MD

I established GreenBridge Medical, Inc. in 2007 to provide the highest quality medical treatment to patients suffering from multiple chronic and serious medical conditions. At that time, my 27 years experience as an internal medical practitioner provided me with extensive…

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