Om of Medicine is dedicated to providing our patients with the most professional medical guidance. We continuously incorporate emerging clinical findings into our counseling, and actively strive to uncover new valuable evidence for our patients by conducting our own research studies. Click below to learn more:
Choose a Condition
Despite the fact that cannabis is one the most ancient medicinal plants in recorded history, clinical research surrounding its efficacy for specific conditions has been largely hampered by political barriers in the United States. Current basic science, preclinical animal studies and emerging clinical findings in other countries have continued to support the safety and efficacy of medicinal cannabis for many different conditions. Click on a condition below to read some of the major studies that have been conducted.
Guidelines for Use
Cannabis-based medicine naturally targets diseases and symptoms from many different angles with a very safe, low-risk side effect profile. However, the exact mechanisms of actions are very complex, especially with so many variables from the over 500 compounds found in herbal cannabis to ones individualized endocannabinoid system. This level of complexity combined with relatively low clinical research conducted on medicinal cannabis makes it difficult to accurately predict a patient’s initial response, experience & treatment efficacy to cannabis-based medicine.
Therefore, there is a natural trial-and-error period of finding the dose (potency, ratio of cannabinoids, delivery system etc.) that relieves targeted symptoms effectively while avoiding any unwanted side effects, such as fatigue or “feeling high”. This process encourages each patient to tune into themselves and begin personalizing their medicine around their own specific needs and goals.
Here at Om, we integrate the most relevant scientific research currently available into our recommendations to provide the best treatments options for each patient. Browse below to read some of the major scientific literature that we utilize:
- Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing. (2018)
- Brief Commentary: Cannabinoid Dosing for Chronic Pain Management (2019)
- Emerging Evidence for Cannabis’ Role in Opioid Use Disorder (2018)
- Medical Cannabis Users’ Comparisons between Medical Cannabis and Mainstream Medicine (2019)
- Cannabis in pain treatment: clinical and research considerations. (2016)
- National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine: The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (2017)
- Cannabinoids for medical use: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2016)
- Medical cannabis and mental health: A guided systematic review. (2016)
- Cannabinoids and Terpenes as Chemotaxonomic Markers in Cannabis (2015)
- Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid‐terpenoid entourage effects. (2011)
- A tale of two cannabinoids: the therapeutic rationale for combining tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. (2006)
- The endocannabinoid system: an osteopathic perspective. (2008)
- Modulating the endocannabinoid system in human health and disease–successes and failures. (2013)
- Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics. (2005)
- Acute and chronic effects of cannabinoids on effort-related decision-making and reward learning: an evaluation of the cannabis ‘amotivational’hypotheses. (2006)
- Beyond cannabis: plants and the endocannabinoid system. (2016)