A new study has found that medical marijuana can help in easing multiple sclerosis to a larger extent when taken in pill or oral-spray form.
According to the researchers, the medical marijuana can help in reducing stiffness and involuntary spasms. Moreover, it can also help in easing the pain that can come with those symptoms.
Problem of frequent urination can also be checked with the help of medical marijuana, the study found.
For finding the medical benefits of marijuana in curing MS, the researchers examined a complete range of complementary or alternative medicine therapies associated to MS, like bee sting therapy, gingko biloba, magnetic therapy, omega-3 fatty acids and reflexology. Moreover, the researchers also reviewed 2,608 studies on these therapies to find the most effective one in alleviating MS symptoms. While analysis the researchers found that the pill or oral spray form of medical marijuana provided the most evidence that it could help.
More than 2.3 million people across the world suffer from MS.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease that involves the immune system attacking the brain and spinal cord. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.
There were also several negative side effects linked with using this therapy like dizziness, drowsiness, loss of balance and cognitive issues.
The study was published on Monday in the journal Neurology.