What a revolutionary time we live in right now. We have so many different options in treating and managing illnesses. The Cannabis Health Index is a comprehensive book that integrates both evidence-based information from more than 1,000 cannabinoid studies and awareness research. Together, they offer a powerful case for the robust healing effects of medical marijuana on well over 100 chronic symptoms, illnesses and diseases.
The book is guided by Blesching’s core belief, ‘Consider the possibility that by generating specific emotional content, you are also changing the very chemistry of your body, either fully or partly modulated via the endocannabinoid system. In doing so, we can consciously direct and support the self-healing abilities of our body.’ His rigorous attention to detail makes this the ultimate source for information related to illnesses and cannabis use. This highly informational reference guide, written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, proves that the subtle shifts in consciousness commonly observed in cannabis using patients greatly contribute to these compounds’ healing potential. Who does not want the chance to heal using safe, medicinal plants instead of prescription pharmaceuticals?
The book is arranged into condition-specific chapters, with impactful and easy to understand ratings of cannabis effectiveness for every symptom, along with suggestions for use. Included sidebars offer relevant mindfulness based practices to help increase the body’s own ability to heal itself. It is important to understand the mind body connection in illness. Blesching helps bridge this connection by expanding on the potential mind body connection. He also offers powerful questions to help gain insight into the individual’s situation. The sidebar ends with suggested blessing and suggested affirmations which are used to enhance healing potential.
The Cannabis Health Index sections are organized alphabetically from Aging to Wound Care. Each section covers a variety of conditions under each main heading including bacterial and viral infections, cancer, cardiovascular health, diabetes, fibromyalgia, libido, insomnia, inflammatory diseases, lung diseases, mental disorders, gynecological and obstetrical conditions, neurological diseases, and over 100 other health conditions. There are a large amount of scientific studies that have been focused on cannabis. Unfortunately, these studies are an enormously underused treasury of knowledge which could be utilized to help people become healthier. This book will change all of that.
Blesching helps clear up the process of making knowledgeable choices about cannabis as a well founded alternative treatment. The Cannabis Health Index offers informative, undeniable evidence that cannabis is very safe and very powerful when used with mindfulness practices and correct therapeutic dosages. Cannabis is much safer to use compared with the risks of using pharmaceuticals to manage or treat chronic symptoms. This medicinal cannabis guide is more like a cannapedia (a cannabis encyclopedia) that clarifies all of this complex medical information, mind body connection and cannabis dosing. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, professional, or somewhere in between, you should have a copy of this in your home library.
This book is supported by a free app and monthly eMagazine that supplement and update the book. The app uses the same rating system as the book, making it easy to determine at a glance what the current scientific consensus says about how cannabis may work for a specific condition. If you would like more information, CHI magazine explores how the endocannabinoid system works as a bridge between the body and mind.
About the Author:
UWE BLESCHING, is a medical journalist and regular contributor to the cannabinoid health sciences, mind-body medicine, phytopharmacology, as well as evidence-based illness prevention and treatment protocols. In addition to his life-long passion for Integrative Medicine, his latest book the Cannabis Health Index is informed by Blesching’s rigorous in depth research and twenty years experience in emergency medicine as a Paramedic for the City of San Francisco. He holds a BA in Humanities from the New College of California; an MA in Psychology and a PhD in Higher Education and Social Change from the Western Institute for Social Research.
About the book:
Paperback: 660 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1 edition (December 1, 2015)
About the Reviewer:
Leigh Ann Tatnall is a retired RN who specialized in wellness and prevention, geriatrics and hospice. She has completed a Doctorates in Naturopathy, is a Certified Wellness Counselor, Access Consciousness Practitioner and a Reiki Master Teacher. When not reviewing books, you can find Leigh Ann researching Lyme disease and co-infections, cooking, exercising, teaching wellness or crafting therapeutic essential oil blends. For more info, you can visit her on her website: LA’s Blog