The Facts on the Use of CBD OIL

by admin on February 25, 2019

CBD, (cannabidiol), a product derived from cannabis or hemp. It is a rapidly expanding industry and as you see it advertised more and more you might be wondering if it is safe, if it is effective and if it’s legal.

We know from archaeological discoveries that people have been using the cannabis plant for medical, possibly religious purposes since at least 500BC (if not earlier). America’s Founding Fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, grew hemp on their plantations. Around the mid- 1800’s, various medical preparations of cannabis were appearing in pharmacies as remedies for nausea and vomiting. In the early 1900’s, Mexican immigrants introduced the practice of smoking marijuana, and it became somewhat popular until it was banned at the state level in 1911. By 1933, half of the states outlawed cannabis, and it wasn’t till 1973 that long process of decriminalization began and is ongoing today.

There is cannabis, marijuana, and hemp. These items are not interchangeable. Cannabis is the name of the plant from which marijuana and hemp are derived. It comes in many varieties, marijuana is cultivated to maximize the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which gives it its psychotropic properties. On the other hand, the cannabis plant known as hemp contains virtually no THC but can be very rich in CBD. Until now, hemp has been mainly an industry product used for its fiber. Because of confusion, hemp has been classified along with marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug.

However, all this has changed with the passage of the 2018 Agricultural and Nutritional Act or Farm Bill, industrial hemp is now legalized. This cannabis strain is critical to the CBD industry. This removes hemp and any hemp derivative from the Controlled Substances Act, legally separating it from marijuana and putting its supervision under the Department of Agriculture.

This is a huge victory in providing hemp related products to consumers. S. Michael Lioon, the co-founder of Tru-Gen3, “Patients suffering from illnesses such as inflammation, anxiety, seizures, sleep, and neurological conditions will now be able to legally obtain all-natural product to aid their conditions.”

I will say that patients should read up on current literature and determine if this is something they feel right for their needs. These are still early days and evidence-based research ‘is ongoing.

However, this is what is known at this time.

Recent studies have shown that the effect of CBD on psychosis found that it can be as effective as the antipsychotic Aripiprazole and functions as a Dopamine D2agonist.

CBD has been effectively shown to be used in controlling seizures. It was so effective that the FDA this year approved a purified CBD product called Epidiolex for treatment in severe epilepsy. It was approved on a fast-track basis.

It is shown to be an excellent anti-anxiety treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Standard treatment for these conditions with benzodiazepines come with considerable risks and side effects.

CBD has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been shown to suppress the transcription of many pro-inflammatory genes. It has been shown to be effective for most arthritic conditions.

Lastly, it has shown to have Analgesic effects. CBD seems to mitigate pain by potentiating glycine receptors, glycine being an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain and spinal cord. Studies show that CBD is not only effective but has no tolerance building effects. Unlike many drugs aimed at long term pain management. CBD remains effective over time but without the notable side-effects attributed to pharma drugs.

On a personal note, I have taken this product for the past six months for my arthritic knee and hip and during that period have not had to surrender to NASID’s, like Advil, Aleve, etc.

These are exciting times, as we try to find better and more effective ways to treat patient’s conditions, but can steer away from the dangerous and often addicting properties associated with drugs.

So far, with some limited testing of our own, we have found these products to be safe and extremely effective in treating the before-mentioned conditions. For additional questions or information please contact me at (713) 528-8800 or at drwernerdc@comcast.net

We congratulate our current weight loss participants. They have made the decision to feel better, look better and have better energy. Start the new year with the goal of better health, increased energy and ridding your body of the toxins that produce illness. More on that next time.

Dr. Werner

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Massage Therapy

by admin on October 31, 2018

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has a history that dates back for thousands of years in detailed descriptions from China, Japan, India, Greece, Egypt and Middle Eastern countries which all have rich traditions of this type of body treatment.

Massage was widely used in Europe in the nineteenth century and brought to America by some American Physicians studying in Sweden. It attained immediate popularity and was promoted for a variety of health purposes.

Over the years massage has been proven to have benefits for relieving stress, anxiety, and muscle tension. Posture, mental and physical stress, not to mention, emotional, chemical, environmental stresses effect our bodies in different ways. Massage provides the benefit of increasing blood flow, stimulation of the lymphatic systems to remove waste from the body and smoothing out the fascia of the muscles which, in turn, signal the muscle to relax.

Additional benefits of massage are to reduce post-operative pain, enhance exercise performance, aid in easing the symptoms of depression, increase in ranges of motion.

That being said, I want to introduce, or for some, re-introduce, Hector Santos, LMT. Hector has more than 20 years of experience as a manual muscular therapist. Hector has some genes for his profession, his father was well-known and respected in Mexico, and people would travel great distances to receive his treatments.

Hector has been a part of my business for 14 years and has treated professional athletes and ballet dancers, as well as, a variety of other athletes and those of us who think we are athletes. His clientele ranges from seniors in their 90’s to children.

Hector specializes in myoskeletal massage, trigger-point therapy, Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage, thereby providing the exact treatment that may be desired.

Hector is by far one of the best massage therapists I have had the pleasure of dealing with in my 35 years of practice.

To receive the benefits of his skilled touch can call our office at (713)-528-8800 or you can contact Hector directly at (713) 478-1310.

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Good Sleep

September 15, 2018

  Proper rest is essential for a healthy existence. Many people feel they just don’t get the deep restorative sleep they need because of pain from both chronic and acute injuries.   The common formula is to take sleep aids and prescription medications, unfortunately the long-term effects of these on your body can be severe. […]

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5 Proven Benefits of Chiropractic Care

May 17, 2018

When it comes to general wellness and decreasing our risk of disease, we usually don’t think of visiting a chiropractor. However, the most recent National Health Interview Survey results reveal why Americans love chiropractic care. The survey provides data on the use of chiropractic and other complementary health care approaches by American adults. In addition, data […]

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Text Neck And Chiropractic

April 10, 2018

This month’s message from Dr. Werner covers neck pain resulting from texting. Do you have “Text neck”?  Text neck was first recognized less than a decade ago, this is a common term for people suffering with neck and upper back pain and muscle spasms from overuse of cell phones.  People spend hours a day perusing […]

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Good Workplace Posture is Important

March 24, 2016

Good Structure=good function; therefore, poor structure= poor function. Here are some postural recommendations to make your workplace optimal for good body posture and function: -Sit upright & aligned with your ears and shoulders centered over your hips. – Sit centered and close to your equipment to avoid leaning and stretching to reach the desk and […]

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Walking is Good, So Let’s Keep Moving!

March 24, 2016

Walking is good. Recent university studies show that taking a steady walk for at least two minutes every hour an positively decrease the negative effects with prolonged sitting.  Those detriments, spinal/muscle stiffness and decreased blood flow in the body’s trunk and legs, cannot be determined by just standing in one place without movement(i.e., standing desks/work […]

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Structure Relates To Function – Houston Chiropractic Care

December 6, 2015

Good structure maintains good function. In all machinery there is a precision to how that machine works. The same is true for the human machine. A car, for instance, that has poor engine timing or is driven on an unbalanced tire, initially is not noticed but after a time it begins to affect the overall […]

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Auto Accident Pain? Chiropractic Care May Provide Pain Relief

December 3, 2015

A Car Accident Injury Can Be Conservatively Treated With Houston Chiropractic Care Car accidents are serious matters, and a tremendous amount of frustration and pain can result from them. It is Dr. Werner’s goal simplify things for you,  we work with auto insurance or injury attorneys who may be helping with your claim. Why Houston Residents Choose […]

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Frozen Shoulder Stages You Need To Know

June 16, 2015

There are typically three different stages of frozen shoulder, each lasting up to several months. Any shoulder movement can cause pain during the freezing stage, and you may notice a limited range of motion. During the frozen stage, it becomes more difficult to use your shoulder, as it becomes stiffer, although you should experience less […]

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