Seizures occur when the brain’s nerve cells fire random electrical pulses, resulting in loss of consciousness, convulsions, and muscle spasms. Seizures typically are sporadic and can vary in duration and severity depending on initial onset. There are two forms of seizures, generalized and Partial. Generalized seizures typically involve both sides of the brain and fire the body into complete, involuntary movements and spasms. Partial seizures focus on specific areas of the brain, resulting in spasms at certain areas of the body. All ages and races are can be prone to attacks, and hereditary patterns tend to occur randomly. Epilepsy (multiple recurring seizures) has become the 4th most common neurological condition- affecting approximately 65 million people worldwide.
The Role Of Cannabis
Cannabis therapy works exceptionally well in the treatment of seizures. This occurs profoundly in conditions that are otherwise resistant to pharmaceutical medications because they bond with endocannabinoid receptors that line the human body and brain. Cannabinoids such as Cannabidiol (CBD) have been shown to be effective in the relief from pains associated with seizures and is also completely non-psychoactive.
This is important for the treatment in young children or any person who does not wish to experience the euphoria or “high” that the cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) delivers. Cannabis has proven to be relief and possible treatment for seizure attacks in persons of all ages and race.