When we think of medication in the traditional sense, we think about pills taken on a daily basis to provide relief from a specific ailment. Our doctor writes us a prescription for what ails us and we begin the regimen. Normally we accept the medication without question, because we fully believe it will make us well and we trust our doctor with our health. In many cases, this belief is warranted. In these situations, the medication has a direct intent and use, and taken for a period of time, it can give much-needed relief and healing.
We believe that cannabis has so much to offer for health, a new way to #Medicate through self advocacy and support of your doctor. We have made huge strides towards this reality, yet as many know there are still huge hurdles, believes systems and systematic legalities that we must amend.
Cannabis offers an alternative, holistic path for people who want to heal themselves from the crippling effects of excessive reliance on medications, to those who wish to find relief from pain and live in happiness of body, mind, and spirit.
You must advocate for your own health because nobody else is going to. You must practice being inquisitive, informed, and proactive. At first it may be challenging and maybe even intimidating to question your doctor. I know firsthand because I had to learn to find the courage to speak up. Now, whenever I am offered medication, I always ask these 3 questions:
1. Is there a lifestyle change I can make first to avoid taking this medication?
2. Is there an underlying, root cause of the condition?
3. Is there a healthier choice that I choose for myself that may provide me with the same benefits and relief?
It isn't always possible to find the answers, but I always investigate first, and being informed leaves me feeling empowered rather than deflated.
When facing a decision it is important to take into consideration the questions- Is there an herbal or homeopathic remedy? A lifestyle or dietary change I can make?
Our health should be our responsibility, in our power and our health care system should support the choices we make and the decisions that make us the healthiest versions of ourselves. @dailyom 💚💚💚