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Friday, November 26, 2010

Marijuana instead of Ritalin in treatment ADHD.

 More and more benefits of the Marijuana plant are 'revealed'. From all over the world patients tell their stories about the healing effects of weed on their disorders and diseases, even on Cancer, HIV, Alzheimer and the syndrome of Gilles de la Tourette.  See my articles about: (The healing power of Marijuana)

 And now another one ! :

Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or  ADD/ADHD  a brain based condition that is characterized by poor attention  and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. 
It is one of the most common mental disorders that develops in children.
For quite some time allready Ritalin is prescribed to lower all these over-activities, but, for the child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, the side effects of using Ritalin, are many, such as psychosis, abnormal thinking and hallucinations, difficulties with sleeping, stomach aches, diarrhea, headaches, lack of hunger (leading to weight loss). 
In some cases, the use of Ritalin has led to death.
Wouldn't you like your child to use safer drugs/medicines ?? 
I tell you, there is.....!:

~~Investigators at the Heidelberg University Medical Center reported that smoking cannabis dramatically improved the performance, behavior and mental state of a 28-year-old male patient diagnosed with severe ADHD. "The present case report suggests that individuals suffering from ADHD, may - in some cases - benefit from cannabis treatment in that it appears to regulate activation to a level which may be considered optimum for performance," researchers concluded....~~

  And they are right....!!! Oh, I've seen many  'ADHD-like' people  switching to a lower gear after smoking a reefer... 30 years ago allready..!!! Never heard of the disorder at thàt time, but a joint for sure had a relaxing affect on those hyper active persons. A joint too many and they just fell asleep. Hehehehehe. And you know what ? No headach the next morning...! A Good apetite instead of the 'no hungry' fealings after using Ritalin......

Recently I was chatting with a friend on Facebook
about the effects of drugs on children. As I was recommending MJ as a cure to many disseases, she wondered if she had mis-informed her kids about doing drugs...
I told her she was right to warn her children against drugs like: coke, xtc, and sort alikes. Worry when your kids start using alcohol and/or tobacco..! Tell them you'ld rather see them smoke a joint in stead. 
I'm serious..!
Marijuana is not a drug, IT'S A MEDICINE...!

"I'd have no hesitation of giving a youngster with ADHD a trial of oral marijuana," said Lester Grinspoon, emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of  

"Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine."

"For some kids, it appears to be more effective than traditional treatments. And marijuana certainly has fewer, (if none) potential dangers than Ritalin."

   There are different ways to ingest the powerful benefits of this herb besides smoking it. Pour  hot water on the leaves and you make yourself a nice cuppa tea. Add it to coockies and you end up with brownies. The smoke or vapor from waterpipe and bong are always cleaner than a  pure rolled joint.. Hemp oil, CBD/THC drops, is a very healthy and a useful additive to your diet to fight and cure several (if not all) ailments..

  "My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6," a Grass Valley, Calif., woman who wished to remain anonymous told Sphere. "He was hyperactive and had trouble in school, but we didn't want to put him on Ritalin. Too many side effects. When he got to high school, I suddenly noticed that he'd calmed and could concentrate. I couldn't figure it out. Then he told me that he'd started smoking pot." Now 28, her son still smokes pot, the woman says, and has very little problem with his ADHD. 

Regular ADD, is different than ADHD, in that ADHD is caused by an under-stimulation in the frontal lobe, and ADD is more of a problem of the parietal lobe.

Scientists have studied electrical activity in the frontal lobes of the brain in Marijuana users using Event-Related Potential measurements (ERP). activity). However with increasing frequency of use there was a growing problem in the parietal area of the brain with slower speed of information processing.

  If ADD people have overactive parietal lobes, then it makes sense, that something that can calm that lobe, like marijuana, would actually help them. In the case of 'normal' people, frequent use would overdo, but for ADD people, frequent use would calm them down.

  Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.

The results in treating ADHD with cannabis are often spectacular. Patients report grades going from C's and D's to A's and B's.
Dr. David Bearman, a physician practicing in Santa Barbara California, reports patients have said:
“I graduated from the Maritime Academy because I smoked marijuana”, and “I got my Ph. D because of smoking marijuana.” 

Almost universally ADHD patients who therapeutically used cannabis reported it helped them pay attention in lecture, focus their attention instead of thinking of several ideas almost at the same time, helped them to stay on task and do their homework.

Since the endo-cannabinoid system was discovered, many studies revealed that marijuana also modulates the dopamine system and therefore is a potential ADHD treatment. As recounted in the physicians’ stories  marijuana may offer a safer, less costly and more effective treatment than anything available from the pharmaceutical companies. 

We may discover that it's better to have a bunch of hyperactive kids taking small amounts of pot rather than Ritalin, which has all kinds of creepy side-effects and isn't, you know, natural....

Courtesy dr. Phil Salem:
"I had heard or read about California marijuana doctors reporting that it was effective for the treatment of ADD and autism. These were single or isolated reports because physicians seemed to be reluctant to even talk about what the U.S. government constantly bleats about a "dangerous addicting drug", marijuana.
Dr. Mikuriya reported in 2006 in O'Shaunessy marijuana magazine that a 15-year old child was brought to him by his mother. He had been diagnosed with ADD and psychoses and had been given over 30 different kinds of drugs including pulverized kitchen sink, most of which made him combative and worse. He had used marijuana at age 11 with older friends.
It had a calming effect but his use brought police action and three court ordered rehabs which really drove him crazy. His mother found Dr. Mikuriya who prescribed Marinol which worked. A judge would not let him use ut, but a second judge did allow it and he got a marijuana permit and smoked it with dramatic improved results.
I decided a search of the Internet was advisable and I typed up marijuana autism with the surprising finding that the Autism Research Institute posted an article by Bernard Rinland Ph.D. Medical Marijuana: a valuable treatment for autism in 2003. The site discussed a letter from a mother of a violently autistic child. A friend suggested a marijuana brownie cookie which in the words of the mother "saved my child's life and my family's life." 

The article continues to state that many parents in the same situation have reported marked success.

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