How to Use Cannabis Oil For Cancer Treatment

  • Michael Grant
  • November 15, 2019

If you are interested in plant-based medicine, maybe you have heard about cannabis oil being beneficial to people who are fighting cancer. Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, unfortunately comes with many unpleasant side effects that can be negated by cannabis oil. On top of that, this wonderful oil can help slow or even stop the growth of cancerous cells.

If you are wondering how to use cannabis oil for cancer, you are not alone. Before you can learn more about how to administer it properly, let’s take a closer look at how to use cannabis oil for cancer treatment:

1. Cannabis oil is made from the flowers of the cannabis plant

Cannabis oil is a thick, concentrated substance extracted from the flowers of the cannabis plant. It contains THC and CBD, two chemical compounds called cannabinoids.

There are different types of cannabis oil, each with its own distinct flavours and functions. Certain types of cannabis oils have been used to treat different conditions, including diabetes, migraines, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and many more.

2. Cancer cells multiply to become a tumour

Healthy body cells know exactly when they should stop dividing themselves and multiplying to create new cells and new tissue. But when healthy cells go through some genetic change that turns them into cancer cells, they keep multiplying until they form a tumour.

If it’s not treated in time, the tumour will keep growing and invading the healthy cells around it. It will eventually travel through the blood or lymph fluid of the patient, and more tumours will appear.

3. Cannabis oil can help kill cancer cells

When a cancer patient consumes cannabis oil, THC will attach itself to cancer cells, which will then start producing waxy lipids called ceramides. The ceramides will damage the membrane of the cancer cells, eventually destroying them.

Healthy cells will not react to the presence of THC, so they will not get damaged. Only the cancer cells will be stopped over time.

4. Using cannabis oil can be an alternative treatment for cancer patients

Cancer patients can choose to undergo chemotherapy, or to combine chemotherapy with cannabis oil to help them deal with the side effects of this treatment.

Other patients who don’t want to undergo chemotherapy will turn to different alternative treatments, including the consumption of cannabis oil. Each patient should be allowed to choose the treatment, or the combination of treatments they most believe in.

5. How to administer cannabis oil

Cannabis oil can be ingested, applied topically, used as a suppository, or vaporized into the lungs. The method chosen depends on the condition of the cancer patient, on the severity of their symptoms, on their weight, and on their tolerance.

It’s recommended to start consuming between 20 and 40 mg of cannabis oil each day, and to slowly increase the dose if necessary.

6. Ingesting cannabis oil

Cannabis oil capsules are convenient, since all you have to do is swallow them. However, since the cannabis oil has to move through the digestive system before being absorbed by the small intestine, this method of administration might not be the most efficient one.

Cannabis oil tincture can be administered under the tongue of the patient, which means it will get absorbed quickly by the blood vessels of the mouth, and enter the bloodstream without needing to travel down the digestive system.

7. Applying cannabis oil to the skin

Patients who are suffering from skin cancer should consider applying cannabis oil topically instead of ingesting it. For this purpose, cannabis oil can be applied as it is, or it can be part of a cream, a lotion, a balm, or an ointment.

The oil will quickly get absorbed by the outer layers of the skin, where it will start attacking cancer cells. Cannabis oil balms and ointments can also be effective topical pain relievers.

8. Using cannabis oil suppositories

Cannabis oil suppositories are a very effective method of administration, and they are convenient for cancer patients who are unable to swallow medication. The cannabis oil is protected inside a gelatine capsule, or a base made from coconut oil or cocoa butter.

After insertion into the rectum, the capsule or base will melt, and the cannabis oil will get absorbed right into the bloodstream. In the same way, cannabis oil can also be inserted vaginally.

9. Inhaling and vaporizing cannabis oil

Another way to get cannabis oil quickly absorbed into the bloodstream is to vaporize it, as it will quickly travel through the windpipe and enter the lungs. This approach can help relieve pain and nausea, and it might also be ideal for patients battling lung cancer.

Using a vaporizer is considered better than smoking cannabis oil with a bong or a pipe, as it is more efficient. However, vaporizing is considered less effective than capsules, tinctures, creams, lotions, balms, ointments, and suppositories.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a home entrepreneur and stay-at-home grandfather. In the past thirty years, I've dabbled in the the financial sector, the technology industry, as well as a little business consulting. I guess you can call me a jack of all trades!


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