CBD and the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) – CBD for Lyme Disease

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In this video blog, Christine Arseneau, Pharm.D., functional medicine health coach, discusses how CBD (cannabidiol) works on the ECS (endocannabinoid system) to achieve homeostasis in the body.

Excerpt is from a presentation to a group of patients at Motus Rehab Clinic, a physical medicine clinic in the financial district of San Francisco.

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So CBD itself how does it work? it works on the endocannabinoid system so one of
the lead researchers on the endocannabinoids system he kind of summed it up by saying the
endocannabinoids system lets us eat sleep relax protect and forget and so
 
it’s all about homeostasis and keeping the body and balance and you guys kind of know what homeostasis is so your body
is constantly it constantly has opposing factors like anti inflammation. And inflammation is good and certain sort certain circumstances
because it you know brings cytokine cytokines to the area and to help it heal and that kind of thing and so sometimes you want inflammation but you
also want the inflammation to stop and so you need the balance and there’s many things in our body that need that balance and it’s like a mobile where if
one thing is out of whack it shifts everything and so that’s kind of how our body works and in order to keep everything in homeostasis we really need
to instead of focusing on target symptoms and just one you know one problem at a time we really need to
focus on the overall picture and that’s kind of how CVD works is it kind of
works up here where it’s regulating the entire system so it’s not a symptom
control it’s a system control type mechanism and so they’ve actually found
over 60 different ways that CBD works in the body so it’s a little bit it’s not
really clear-cut just one simple way that it works and
it works on it doesn’t work directly on the receptor but it tells the body which
neurotransmitters to release so it basically helps regulate your
neurotransmitters and so it really plays an important role in inflammation and
especially inflammation in your nervous system and inflammation in your immune
system and the endocannabinoids system basically there’s three parts to it
there’s the cannabinoid receptors which are found throughout your body
endogenous cannabinoids that we make ourselves and then the metabolic enzymes
that break down these cannabinoids so cannabinoids are actually made on demand
and then they are broken down right away so they don’t hang out in our body and
we have cannabinoid receptors throughout our body the cb1 is mostly in the brain
and central nervous system and then the cv2 is mostly in the periphery and in
immune cells so the Seabee tuesday occurring for the immune system and that balance of inflammation there and then
these endogenous cannabinoids are compounds that our body makes and the
two most common ones that have been studied the most are an animai and two
AG and these are both present and mother’s breast milk they are also both
thought to be part of the runner’s high that you feel and so the Nano -1 is the
Bliss compound you can get an animai from meditation that an Anna mine is
released and that’s why it’s known for that bliss feeling let’s see
what else do I want to say about those so our body makes our own and then we
the phyto cannabinoids would be these that are in the plants and then there’s
also synthetic cannabinoids so one example would be the drug Marinol
that’s synthetic THC and that’s been on the market since 1985 and then if we’re
finding that the endocannabinoid system is really important in a lot of things
and modulating the nintendo cañada the right system can have an effect on a lot
of different diseases that we know about for example ms fibromyalgia PTSD
depression anxiety various things so we’re finding that the endocannabinoid
system is really important and it wasn’t discovered until the 90s so we’re still
learning a lot about it and it’s not being taught in most medical schools
right now so that’s that’s why not a lot of medical professionals just burned up
on on the cannabis research 

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