A step-by-step guide to healing mind, body, and spirit with cannabis
• Examines the endocannabinoid system and explains how cannabis medicine affects the major systems of the body
• Looks at more than 20 marijuana medicines, describing each medicine’s time of onset, duration of effect, target areas, and conditions treated
• Shares recipes for making simple marijuana medicines as well as detailed instructions for making psychoactive and non-psychoactive teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and aromatherapy remedies
In this in-depth guide to cannabis therapy, written for both health practitioners and those looking for self-care methods, herbalist and holistic healer Wendy Read provides a complete look at why marijuana medicine works, its medical and spiritual uses throughout history, and how to develop a personalized healing plan. She explores the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the body and how phytocannabinoids interact with it. She addresses the myths and confusion around cannabis, which stem from its history of persecution and propaganda, and looks at how our ancestors around the world used this plant ally to help heal their spirits. She explains why “getting high” can be good for your physical and mental health and also cautions about the potential side effects of cannabis therapy and how to mitigate them.
Looking at cannabis as whole plant medicine, the author examines the many healing components throughout the plant, from flowers to roots, from cannabinoid acids to alkaloids. Outlining how to develop a personalized cannabis therapy plan for yourself or others, the author presents a comprehensive list of more than 20 marijuana medicines, describing for each medicine its time of onset, duration of effect, target areas of the body, and conditions that each medicine is ideal for, including anxiety, PTSD, depression, opioid addiction, Alzheimer’s Disease, and cancer therapy. The author also shares recipes for making simple marijuana medicines at home as well as detailed instructions for psychoactive and non-psychoactive teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and aromatherapy remedies.
Revealing the vast benefits of cannabis therapy, this step-by-step guide shows you how to use marijuana medicine to help restore balance of mind, body, and spirit.
About the Author
Wendy Read is a certified herbalist, holistic massage therapist, and plant spirit healing practitioner with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from California State University, Chico. She has studied with herbalists and shamanic healers in Mexico, Guatemala, Swaziland, South Africa, Senegal, and the United States. Since 2005 she has taught at Motherland Sanctuary and many other herbal schools and symposiums. A spiritual counselor and founding minister of the Caretaker’s Garden, she also has a clinical, holistic healing family practice. She lives in Northern California.