Specialist Using CBD To Treat Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a horrible disorder that is affecting mass amounts of people. According to the CDC, Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. About 300,000 people are diagnosed each year in the United States. The cause of this disease is typically ticks. Symptoms usually include a rash and flu-like feelings. However, the number one factor for death in Lyme disease is depression, leading to suicide, due to its debilitating effects.
Dr. Ernie Murakami, a world-wide specialist for the disease, has believed to have found a new cure. This cure is CBD to treat Lyme disease. Before we get into the facts, first we will go over what CBD is and what all the hype is about.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or, CBD, is a major non-psychotomimetic compound of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It provides many benefits similar to that of Cannabis, but contains no THC. Therefore, it is completely legal in all 50 states. CBD carries neuroprotective and neurogenic effects. It also displays anxiolytic, or relaxing, effects in humans and animals. It is currently used to treat many mental and autoimmune disorders. Likewise, the current use as an anti-cancer drug is shown to be extremely promising in many federal funded research studies. However, the most thought-provoking research has been done on CBD to treat Lyme disease.
Dr. Murakami has been in the field for many years. He even developed the most widely used tick-removal method that is still used today in doctor offices across the globe. However, his use of CBD to treat Lyme disease research did not start until an incident of his own.
Dr. Murakami was in a horrible hockey accident that led to severe head trauma. A tumor developed as a result. Dr. Murakami often told patients to use CBD for pain and his research led him to stumble across the fact that many doctors were using CBD to reduce tumor size. He began CBD treatment on himself and was astonished by the results on his tumor.
His result with CBD led him to begin researching how CBD can treat other ailments, specifically Lyme disease. CBD is known for its antibiotic properties. Likewise, the main treatment for Lyme disease is an intensive, month-long antibiotic course. However, there is a 40% chance this treatment will be ineffective or harmful on the patient’s body. That is why Dr. Murakami wanted to test a more natural and safe treatment.
Dr. Murakami began research with CBD on live spirochetes, the bacteria causing lymes, with positive evidence. He presented his studies in 2014 and mass amounts of further research is being conducted in universities across the globe.