By Merita R.A. Wheel-Zot, M.A.S.

Bio: Merita, has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal studies, English Literature, and a Master of Science Degree or M.A.S. from California State University San-Bernardino.

She paid her way through college working as a hair colorist in her family’s hair salon business, while raising two children and working in the public schools as a teacher from pre-school to high school students.  For the past three years Merita got her Early Childhood Special Education Credentials and has worked with families whose children have Autism.  She has done extensive research on ADHD, Neuropathy, Autism, Neurological disorders, and Epigenetics during her Master of Science Program and is planning on getting her Doctorate in the study of Epigenetics and ADHD.

Unfortunately, high stress life and working with so many chemicals Merita developed bronchitis, asthma, and chronic nerve pain that took her down a rabbit hole of expensive doctors and over the counter and prescriptive medications that left her dependent at the hand of a doctor’s prescription pad.  With great strength and motivation to live a healthier life she took the homeopathic route to health including many CBD and THC alternative treatments. She is expressing and telling her reader that CBD and THC in many forms can be an alternative treatment for many chronic ailments.


The Body Recognizes Pain

It is too well known, to those who wake up with the throbbing pain of arthritis, sciatic nerve inflammation, or a weltering migraine that has lasted for days.  Your nightstand, with its half empty glass of water, and half-finished, over the counter pain medication- that you bought at your local pharmacy a month ago doesn’t manage an endless cycle of continued pain.  The body recognizes pain because the neurotransmitters in your brain are giving off signals that something is wrong, at some level of consciousness this can be a blessing and a pain in the neck “No pun intended.”

However, now more than ever one of nature’s most ancient medicines; Cannabis is popping up on the shelves all over dispensaries in southern California and other parts of the United States. Finally, is an over statement that now the American people have more options on how to treat their pain.

However, let’s take a brief look at the historical uses of pain management. One of the earliest uses for cannabis or marijuana date back to 2700 BC, with the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, he used it for gout, malaria, arthritis, and digestive disorders.  Further 5000 years ago, Ancient Egyptians, used marijuana to treat glaucoma and all related inflammatory disease such as arthritis. During Americas Colonial age cannabis was grown to produce hemp products creating rope, wind sails, and clothing.

Like a gift from the Gods bestowed on humanity; this magical plant has a bounty of benefits! Science today has a multiple way of deriving this powerful plant that can reduce inflammation within your bodies pain receptors. Cannabis is not only for smoking the flower-Bud, but today specialized creams and ointments that are developed by leading cannabis laboratories in the United States, Europe, and Israel have extracted and discovered over one hundred cannabinoids in marijuana.

The pharmacological term for Marijuana is Tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabivarin or (THC.) THC is the principle psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and it’s derived from the 113 cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. The chemical formula for THC is (C21H30O2) and this psychoactive isomer is referred as Delta-9-THC.  However, from this psychoactive plant comes another cannabinoid discovered in 1940.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a Phyto cannabinoid which accounts for 40% of the cannabis plants extract.  CBD is a part of the plant that doesn’t have the psychoactive side effects, which can be just as healing as THC; yet, if someone chooses not to use or ingest THC. In 2019, CBD resulted in studies related to anxiety, depression, gross motor movements, and other mood disorders, that resulted in mild to no side effects on the user. Today the research on many of the cannabinoid’s products derived from the cannabis plant marijuana; are used to help with epilepsy, chronic pain, nausea from chemotherapy, depression, insomnia, restless legs, and much more. The plants medicinal uses have been so beneficial for adults that now science is developing milder forms for children who have epilepsy, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, and other childhood disorders that are chronic.

Let us not forget that the body recognizes pain, however, the body and its receptors can recognize relief that comes from the essential oils that are derived from the cannabis plant, which can give the body a chance to self-heal; without harsh chemicals and addictive drugs.  Used externally THC and CBD are a safe alternative way to treat your body’s discomforts

Please be advised that all heath care treatments should be advised with your health care providers and your homeopathic advisors for your well care treatments.