A number of people want to know if cannabis oil can cure HIV. Studies around the benefits of cannabis oil for HIV are ongoing, but many patients agree to the benefits of cannabis oil to help manage their HIV.
One this is for sure, Cannabis oil can certainly treat HIV symptoms which affects more then 35 million people globally. These symptoms include loss of weight, lack of appetite, nausea, depression, anxiety, twitching nerves and muscle loss, pain, diabetes…
What is HIV?
The body’s baseline of health and defense against disease is the immune system. HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks this system. It kills the white blood cells in the immune system (T-helper cells), also known as CD4 cells. The virus makes copies of itself inside these cells. It then kills the cells and progressively destroys the immune system as it makes more copies of itself.
As the immune system dissipates, so does the person’s health, making them susceptible to infections and diseases. This process can take from a few years to 15 years for the immune system to totally break down. Furthermore, depending on age, health and social context, the process could be shorter. Eventually HIV becomes AIDS, which is the last phase of HIV and leads to death. Cannabis oil can slow down this process of immune system destruction and assist the patient with the side effects of the disease.
Cannabis Oil manages the Symptoms of HIV
HIV presents itself as pain in all parts of the body including joints, nerves and muscles. The pain can be mild, medium or very bad. However, the cannabis oil immediately took the edge off this pain. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a great pain reliever which hinders the transfer of pain messages to the brain. Thus, the cannabinoids in the cannabis work with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help regulate the immune system. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid most know to cure pain while also giving the patient a high. But, anything is better than feeling so achy all the time. The cannabinoids relieve HIV patients of nerve pain, tingling and burning feelings and chronic pain which they were treating with pain killers. Using cannabis oil replaces the need to use opioids, and has no side effects.
HIV patients reported that the cannabis relieved their nausea symptoms which are caused by various disorders of the central nervous system and digestive system. HIV patients who used cannabis oil found that they could continue using their anti-retroviral therapies more easily. Cannabis oil is known to cure nausea and vomiting symptoms in other illnesses and in patients who are on chemotherapy.
Cannabis oil is a great stimulant of appetite which HIV patients need. They tend to lose lots of weight and do not want to eat. When taking cannabis oil to help with their HIV symptoms, patients felt so much better and their appetites increased. This meant they put on weight and their immune system got that bit stronger.
HIV patients often feel depressed and anxious and cannabis oil is a known healer of these symptoms. Cannabinoids cling to receptors in the brain which enhance moods and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.The main endocannabinoid receptor is the CB1 receptor which is found in the brain and right through the nervous system. Most depressions are linked to chemical disparities in the brain and originates in the nervous system. Depression is made worse when the endocannabinoid system is out of balance and the patient feels moody and cannot sleep, cannot eat and has low energy levels.
This is a type of pain associated with HIV when one or more nerves in the peripheral nervous system (outside of the brain and central nervous system) are harmed and cause pain and twitching or loss of muscle and coordination. Cannabis oil can relieve these symptoms and is a known reliever of inflammation, neural pain and general pain.
So far, Cannabis oil is the right medication for boosting the immune system and dealing with the symptoms of the disease.