Hemp Oil is Hope for Many Multiple Sclerosis Victims

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a health disorder that causes nervous system breakdown leading to poor communication between your brain, spinal cord, and the rest of your body. Typical symptoms include numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, loss or blurring of vision, pain in parts of your body, slurred speech and, generally, lack of body coordination.

While there is much that is not yet known about MS, its causes have been linked to the body’s immune system attacking and eating away at a protective sheath called myelin, which covers the nerve fibers. There are strong indications that environmental and genetic factors are major contributors to an individual’s susceptibility.

The resulting deteriorating nervous situation is, unfortunately, not reversible, and those who are diagnosed are forced to live with it for the rest of their lives. According to the National MS Society, a US organization whose members are either victims of MS or want to help in pushing for information dissemination and appropriate policy development, there are over 500,000 Americans living with this condition and about 2.5 million around the world.

Hemp Oil Multiple Sclerosis Research

Even after decades of research, there is no permanent cure yet for MS. There are remedies, however, that patients use to either manage different symptoms or stop further nervous system degeneration. Some of these remedies fall under the alternative or home remedy category because they have not had conclusive clinical tests to determinenot only their effectiveness but also possible side effects. One such remedy, which is attracting much attention and enthusiasm among researchers and those living with the condition, is medical marijuana.

A report published by the Neurology journal in early 2014, explains that marijuana is showing signs of treating a number of MS symptoms including muscle stiffness, bladder dysfunction, involuntary spasticity and inflammation of the nervous system. In another study by researchers at the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran between late 2012 and early 2013 on 23 patients of MS, hemp seed oil showed a significant impact on the effects of the disease. After they had been placed on a diet low in fats and sugars but rich in evening primrose oils and hemp seed nutritional oil, patients showed a “significant improvement.”

Laws Block Access to Hemp Oil

Even with many reported successes of marijuana in treating MS and other diseases, a large portion of those who probably have no other hope still do not have access to the plant or its derivatives like hemp seed oil. This is because the federal law and state legislations are standing in their way.

Even in states like Colorado and California that have progressive laws as far as medical marijuana is concerned, there are few establishments with capacity to make the products available to patients in the most appropriate form. Nevertheless, hemp seed oil,based on research findings and a shift in legal positions across states, is promising to be a source of hope for those suffering from MS now and in the future.

  • Tracy purcell

    I have secondary progressive ms and at the moment am taking the tysabri infusion every 28 days and would like to try the hemp oil or cannabis oil but not sure what’s the best and what dosage for me. If anyone could help me I’d appreciate your input. Thank you [email protected]

    • Melissa d

      I’d be interested in knowing as well as I’m considering as well. Thanks MD

    • Justin Bouillon

      Tracy, I have a friend who was diagnosed with RRMS in June, and she is on the TYSABRI infusion treatment and I am concerned about the treatment and some of the potential side effects vs. benefits of taking the treatment. Can you tell me how your progression has been with the infusion? When did you start the treatment? And have your symptoms progressed/exacerbated since beginning the treatment, or have you seen improvements? I hope that it is okay I am asking; your input would help me a great deal in being able to give something back to a dear friend.

  • Andreea Tab

    Im
    Interested in using heml seed oil to treat ms. I live in dublin ireland. How can i get acces to it even if it has to be done illegally… Email at [email protected] . Would be very appreciative 🙁

    • Stephan M. Mackenzie

      Go to YouTube and search Rick Simpson Oil for instructions on how to make it

  • Nathaniel Lee

    hi, I’m on Tysabri and will be having my last infusion next Friday (11/12/2015) i have to go through a wash out period of 3-6 month untreated. I want to start taking Hemp Seed oil of cannabis oil to i hope help reduce the chances of me having a ms relapse. could you please shad light on to the above for me please.

    Many thanks

    Nathaniel.