New Study Suggests THC Can Treat Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

A new study conducted by Temple University has found that chestpainTHC (tetrahydrocannabinol) may provide a novel treatment option for non-cardiac chest pain.

Non-cardiac chest pain is chest pain that doesn’t come from the heart. An estimated 200,000 Americans each year experience this type of pain, which can involve painful swallowing, discomfort and anxiety.

“Non-cardiac chest pain can be frightening for patients and result in visits to the emergency room because the painful symptoms, while often originating in the esophagus, can mimic a heart attack”, according to a Temple University press release about the study. “Current treatment — which includes pain modulators such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) — has a partial 40 to 50 percent response rate in alleviating symptoms.”

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Cannabinoids Can Treat Neuroinflammation, According to New Study

A new study published in the journal Cell Immunology has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptorsneuro – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – has neuroinflammatory capabilities.

According to the study; “Here we showed that Gp1a, a highly selective CB2 [cannabinoid receptor 2] agonist, with a four log higher affinity for CB2 than CB1, reduced clinical scores and facilitated recovery in EAE [experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a disease of the central nervous system] in conjunction with long term reduction in demyelination and axonal loss.”

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