Worldwide, millions of people suffering from chronic degenerative illnesses rely on cannabis or cannabinoid prescriptions to maintain health and well-being. Hundreds of medical and scientific organizations support the use of medical cannabis, yet there are still many in the world who feel they are limited to pharmaceutical and institutional healthcare options.
There are many factors to consider if you or someone you care for is dealing with chronic illness:
- Will treating the symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs only lead to those symptoms persisting, returning, or simply shifting to a different place?
- What are the risks of adverse effects to drugs?
- How will reliance on pharmaceutical drugs and healthcare institutions affect one’s financial bottom line, as even with insurance copayment, costs can quickly add up?
- What options are out there for those looking for new, safe, affordable, and natural solutions that more effectively address stubborn symptoms and chronic conditions?
In this course, Uwe Blesching, a PhD in higher education and social change and medical journalist in the fields of the cannabinoid health sciences and mind-body medicine, presents insights into the symptoms and negative effects of chronic illness and step-by-step assistance to safely, effectively, and inexpensively reduce them in sustainable and low risk ways.
Uwe explores all aspects of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the most comprehensive intercellular communication system in the human body that is at once able to unblock, balance, and fortify the bodies innate capacity for homeostatic self-regulation and self-healing. Cures for chronic illnesses require complex solutions and the endocannabinoid system is uniquely and powerfully suited to meet that challenge in a way that simpler pharmaceuticals cannot.
Whether we choose to walk down that healing path with cannabis as an ally, work with mind-body-medicine or mindfulness alone, or use a combination, the more we become conscious about these natural mechanisms to deepen our healing process, the more our natural healing abilities grow and strengthen. This course provides valuable information and insights for a safer, more affordable, and natural approach to treating chronic illness for everyone—those both new and experienced with the concept of cannabis-based treatments.
Uwe Blesching is Editor-in-Chief of Healing Times magazine and author of Spicy Healing: A Global Guide to Growing and Using Spices for Food and Medicine and Cuba's Carnival: Origins of the Biggest Party on Earth. He is a regular contributor to Mind-Body-Medicine, and a medical journalist who focuses on cannabinoid medicine, phytopharmacology, evidence-based alternative protocols for the prevention and treatment of malaria, pregnancy, and venereal diseases. He was a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic and a firefighter for the city of San Francisco. He holds a B.A. in Humanities from the New College of California; and an M.A. in Psychology and a PhD in Higher Education and Social Change from the Western Institute for Social Research.
Uwe introduces himself and gives an overview of the course. He describes who can benefit from the ECS and what the student will learn during the course.
North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent, nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature. Founded in Vermont, in 1974, NAB aims to nurture a holistic view of the arts, sciences, humanities, and healing. Over the decades, it has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in alternative medicine, ecology, and spirituality, with a pioneering publishing program that encompasses somatics, trauma, raw foods, craniosacral therapy, shamanism, and literature. NAB was incorporated as an educational nonprofit in 1980 as the Society for the Study of Native Arts and Sciences. With more than one thousand books in print, NAB has operated from Berkeley, California, since 1977.