Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can affect how much sleep you get and the quality of that sleep, it can also affect your mood or health. Plant-based medicines can help treat stress and insomnia.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder. It can affect how much sleep you get and the quality of that sleep. It often starts in a time of stress. Once the stress has gone it may go away but sometimes will continue being a problem.
If you have insomnia, you may experience difficulty getting to or falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep (poor sleep quality), and waking up too early. In the short term, insomnia can reduce your performance at work and put you at risk of accidents. In the long term, it can also affect your health and mood.
Medicines prescribed for insomnia are often effective in the short term but there is no evidence of long term effectiveness and many of them have undesirable side effects such as residual drowsiness causing safety concerns. It is also very easy to rely on them to get to sleep.
Sleep deprivation can be debilitating. Now there’s a new natural, affordable way to manage insomnia. Talk to our doctors about an alternative solution to help overcome sleep struggles.
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There is the potential for medicinal cannabis to have a sedation effect with other medicines such as antidepressants, alcohol, benzodiazepines and opioids.SHOW MORE
As THC works on receptors in the brain, there is the potential for medicinal cannabis to have an additive sedation effect with other medicines that work on the brain such as antidepressants, alcohol, benzodiazepines and opioids.
Most medicines are metabolised through enzymes in the liver. Some drugs will block others from being metabolised which may increase levels of the new medicine and others can speed up the process resulting in low levels.
There are a number of potential drug-drug interactions with cannabis-based medical products and other medicines or substances that are, metabolised through these enzymes. It is very important that the doctor knows all the medicines you are taking including any herbal remedies.
However, clinically significant drug interactions are rare and there is no drug that cannot be given with cannabis if necessary.
There are several medicines that do require extra monitoring if given with medicinal cannabis medicines:
It depends on how you administer it. If inhaling it starts working quickly, but wears off within a few hours. Oils take longer to work but last a lot longer.SHOW MORE
Inhalation or smoking produces a quick response but wears off within several hours. It is good for rapid effect.
When using oils or soft gel capsules it’s important to start with a low dose and take it slowly – as the effects can be stronger and last much longer than through inhalation.
Depending on your metabolism, and how recently you’ve eaten, medicinal cannabis oil and soft gels can take 1-3 hours or longer to start working. The effects can then last 6-8 hours or longer – which is particularly useful at night, when longer periods of relief may be required.
Our doctor will help decide which method is best for you.
The risks of taking medicinal cannabis, particularly CBD are very small.SHOW MORE
The risks of taking Medicinal cannabis, particularly CBD are very small. Your doctor will start with a low dose and increase it until the desired effect or the maximum daily dose is reached.
As part of the consultation, our Doctor will take into consideration your medical conditions, the medication you are currently taking, and whether you have any allergies to medication.
Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients found in the cannabis plant, including THC and CBD.SHOW MORE
Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients found in the cannabis plant, with more than 100 cannabinoids having been identified. These ingredients are similar to the endocannabinoids produced by the human body and can be used in prescription medications.
Two of the most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but all the cannabinoids have therapeutic potential and research is still determining the real value of them. Cannabis also has terpenes which have therapeutic potential and are useful to be combined with CBD and THC to achieve different effects.
Medicinal Cannabis can treat a wide range of conditions. To find out more book a consultation now.SHOW MORE
For some people having constant pain is a way of life. Some people suffer from anxiety, especially in social situations. Others get stressed about business or personal matters. They can’t turn off and may struggle to sleep. And for some people, some medicines may just not work as well.
Typical ailments might include:
· Chronic Pain,
· Multiple Sclerosis,
· Nausea / Vomiting From Chemotherapy
· Skin conditions
But now there’s an alternative affordable way to help manage it. Book a consultation to find out more.
If you experience symptoms like anxiety, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, or fainting, it’s important not to panic. Focus on your breathing, stay hydrated, eat something, and find a safe place to relax.SHOW MORE
If you experience symptoms like anxiety, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, or fainting, it’s important not to panic. Focus on your breathing, stay hydrated, eat something, and find a safe place to relax.
If you experience a severe reaction – such as chest pain, or persistent vomiting or dizziness – call 111, or go directly to the nearest hospital. Let your doctor know as soon as you’re able to.
Medicinal cannabis is a range of medicines sourced from the cannabis plant and made up of cannabinoids, the naturally occurring chemicals found in the plant. Medicinal cannabis is just like any other prescription medicine that your doctor might prescribe, and can be legally prescribed in New Zealand.SHOW MORE
Medicinal cannabis is a range of medicines sourced from the cannabis plant and made up of cannabinoids, the naturally occurring chemicals found in the plant. Medicinal cannabis is just like any other prescription medicine that your doctor might prescribe, and can be legally prescribed in New Zealand. It is used to treat a wide range of ailment.
Medicinal cannabis can only be prescribed by a Registered Medical Practitioner and is dispensed by pharmacies. In New Zealand medicinal cannabis is available in a number of pharmaceutical products such as oils and dried flower which are produced under strict controls with specialist manufacturing equipment. Like other medicines, medicinal cannabis must meet international pharmaceutical standards and are rigorously tested for safety.
Recreational cannabis is illegal in all forms. It is high in THC and taken for the psychoactive effects.SHOW MORE
Recreational cannabis is usually high in THC and taken for the psychoactive effects to get a ‘high”. It is most commonly smoked or baked into cookies or cakes.
It is illegal in all forms. It cannot be grown, sold or consumed under the current laws.
The only exception is for palliative patients who have a medical certificate from their GP or specialist.
Self-medicating with cannabis is likely to result in you not getting the right ratio of the major components THC and CBD. It is also illegal to buy or grow.SHOW MORE
Self-medicating with cannabis is likely to result in you not getting the right ratio of the major components THC and CBD. The ideal ratio is different for each medical condition you are trying to treat. This is why proper medical cannabis formulations need to be developed and doctors need to prescribe these formulations.
Growing your own is likely to result in high levels of THC and is illegal. Importing product is also risky as you don’t know what is actually in the medicine.
THC is the main active ingredient in cannabis and has a psychoactive effect. CBD is the second major compound and does not cause any intoxicating effects – it’s the CBD alone that can be used to treat a number of conditions.SHOW MORE
THC (or delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main active ingredient in cannabis. It’s responsible for many of the pharmacological effects of cannabis – including its psychoactive effect.
CBD (or cannabidiol) is cannabis’s second major compound. Unlike THC, it doesn’t cause the intoxicating or euphoric symptoms. In fact, it helps counteract these effects. CBD alone can treat a number of conditions.
CBD is a non-psychoactive non-addictive chemical compound found in cannabis. It is extracted from cannabis plants as an oil which can be taken orally, or rubbed onto your skin. CBD does not give the user any “high” effect or any other form of intoxication. We use this CBD oil to create treatments for a wide variety of ailments.
Pregnant or breast feeding women and people with certain psychiatric conditions should not take medicinal cannabis.SHOW MORE
Women who are pregnant or are breast feeding should not take medicinal cannabis. Neither should peoples suffering from Schizophrenia or unstable psychiatric conditions and where there is a high risk or family history of psychosis.
There are also some conditions such as epilepsy or spasticity where it is important to see a specialist first and talk to them about whether medical cannabis is an option for you.