Treating depression, anxiety disorders

To experience occasional sadness and anxiety are a normal part of life.

Some people, however, due to stress, cancer, chronic pain, addiction or trauma experience sadness or anxiety in such a manner that it starts disturbing their job performance, school work and even relationships. They have what is called major depression or anxiety disorder.

The symptoms of major depression include lingering sadness or irritability, loss of motivation and zest for living, a pessimistic or worrisome attitude, changes in sleep pattern, changes in appetite and energy level, lower self-worth, poor concentration, forgetfulness, and thoughts of death or suicide.

Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, manifest in palpitations, breathing difficulties, cold sweat, dizziness or light-headedness, body weakness, tremors, digestive system problems, a sense of panic or uneasiness, fears of going crazy, losing control, and being seriously ill.

The treatment package for major depression, cancer, chronic pain, addiction and anxiety disorders includes herbal medication, spiritual healing, stress management techniques, nutritional supplementation, acupuncture, Qigong, and lifestyle changes.

On herbal medication alone, significant improvement is usually seen in two to three weeks of taking the right herbal medication at the right dose. The right herbal medication is one that is natural, effective, non-habit forming, and without side-effects. Cannabis is also used as an aid to psychotherapy and an agent to ease withdrawal from alcohol and opiates.

– Treating depression, chronic pain and anxiety disorders, page 131, The Cure & Cause of Cancer


Ricardo B Serrano, a registered acupuncturist, herbalist and Qigong practitioner, and author of seven meditation and Qigong books, is a Filipino-Canadian expert in the natural alternative treatment of major depression, pain, addiction and anxiety disorder, cancer and other chronic diseases.

Medical Cannabis for Depression and Anxiety

Cannabidiol, (CBD), is one of the principal non psycho-active compounds in medical cannabis and has demonstrated both antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects in animal models (de Mello Schier, et al., 2014) and (Zanelati, et al., 2010). Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psycho-active compound in cannabis has also been shown to decrease brain activity in response to negative stimuli (but not positive stimuli) (Bossong, et al., 2013). Cannabichromene (CBC), another compound found in cannabis, has shown to provide significant antidepressant-like effects when administered on its own, as well as when combined with THC (El-Alfy, et al., 2010). In addition, CBC has shown to encourage central neurogenesis, in turn helping prevent the decline of growth in these cells, which is thought to contribute to disorders like depression (Shinjyo & Di Marzo, 2013). For anxiety symptoms, CBD has effects on the limbic and paralimbic areas of the brain. The stimulation of these areas is thought to be responsible for the anxiolytic properties of CBD/THC combination and this combination has shown to significantly decrease subjective anxiety (Crippa, et al., 2011). Moreover, it is reported that the oral use of CBD significantly reduces the anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort associated with public speaking in individuals with Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) (Bergamaschi, et al., 2011). The use of CBC can also reduce anxiety and stress levels. Cannabinoids, like CBC, interact with CB1 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which in turn stimulate the release of GABBA that reduce the excitability of brain cells (Ramikie, et al, 2014).

If the depressive or anxious disorder is associated with insomnia or sleep dysregulation, the psychoactive compound Cannabinol (CBN) can also be useful. Of all the cannabinoids, CBN is the most sedative, making it a potential therapeutic option for those with insomnia, sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. CBN and its derivatives have shown effective at significantly prolonging sleeping time in mice (Yoshida, et al., 1995), (Usami, et al., 1998) and (Takahashi & Karniol, 1975). Research suggests that sleeping improvements are even greater when CBN is combined with THC (Karniol, et al., 1975).

References: Discovery sheds new light on marijuana’s anxiety relief effects
New Study Finds Marijuana To Be Effective Against Depression
Can chronic stress cause depression?
RIA neuroscience study points to possible use of medical marijuana for depression
Chronic Stress Impairs ?1-Adrenoceptor-Induced Endocannabinoid-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain


Researchers urge medical marijuana over opioids to treat neuropathic pain


Medical Marijuana and Chronic Pain Relief


Cannabis vs Pharmaceuticals

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NSAIDs: The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers (Infographic)
Pregnant Acetaminophen Users Risk ADHD in Offspring
Your Pain Reliever May Also Be Diminishing Your Joy

See Medical Cannabis Patient Testimonials
Medical emergency assisted with Qigong
Quotations on Karma
Benefits of Medical Cannabis Education
Cannabis hemp oil is antiangiogenic
Cannabis vs Pharmaceuticals
Endocannabinoid Deficiency

DISCLAIMER: The educational information in the website is for references only. Please consult your licensed physicians. The author will not be liable for the use of the information especially in the use of cannabis or herbs in this website.


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


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The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


The Cure & Cause of Cancer


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Meditation and Qigong books for spiritual awakening


Meditation and Qigong books


Quotations on the Three Treasures


Immortality, the Ultimate Goal of Qigong


What is the Qigong State?


Schumann resonance and healing


How Meditation Changes the Brain


Chronic stress causes cancer to spread


Cosmic Christ Consciousness


Bahai Faith Quotes


Baha’i Shen Gong and Songs


Spiritual use of cannabis


Cannabis hemp oil is antiangiogenic


How cannabis can treat illnesses


Gleanings from Baha’u’llah Writings


Medical Cannabis Patient Testimonials


Medical emergency assisted with Qigong


Quotations on Love and Karma


Quotations on Medical Cannabis


Hell doesn’t exist


Happiness depends upon ourselves


Be the change you wish to see


Jedi’s Force is Qi cultivated by Qigong


Gandhi’s Quotes on Soul-Force, Love


What is Sheng Zhen?

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Union of Three Hearts Meditation
Spiritual use of cannabis
Endocannabinoid Deficiency
Baha’i Shen Gong and Songs
Quotations on Baha’i Faith
Cosmic Christ Consciousness
Benefits of Sheng Zhen Gong Practice
What is the Qigong State?
Gandhi’s Quotes on Soul-Force, Love
Torus, the Source Around You
What is Sheng Zhen?
Medical Cannabis Patient Testimonials
Medical emergency assisted with Qigong
Quotations on Karma
Benefits of Medical Cannabis Education
Quotations on Medical Cannabis
Cannabis hemp oil is antiangiogenic
Cannabis vs Pharmaceuticals
Be the change you wish to see
Hell doesn’t exist
Happiness depends upon ourselves
Chronic stress causes cancer to spread
How Meditation Changes the Brain
How Qigong Heals Trauma and Addiction
Celestial Music for Healing and Awakening
Health Benefits of Tai Chi/Qigong
Immortality, the Ultimate Goal of Qigong
Dynamic Flow Process of Tube Torus
Jedi’s Force is Qi cultivated by Qigong
Pantheism is All is God
Joy of samadhi is bliss for the universe
Get Well Verse for Cancer patients
Guo Lin Qigong for Cancer
Take refuge in the Higher Self
Root Causes of Addiction
Oneness with the Higher Self, the I AM
Meridian & Body Energy Clock
An Electrotherapy Session
Root Cause of Cancer
Virgin Coconut Oil for Life
Ionic Detox Foot Bath
Qi, Essence of Life
Why Electrotherapy and Qigong work
Kundalini Syndrome: Cause & Cure
Meridians: Qigong & Acupuncture Channels
Forms of Qi created in the body
Nature generates negative ions
Qigong with CCM in Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines
Atma Namaste Soul Affirmation
Meditation on Three Hearts
Omkabah Heart Lightbody Activation
Being with the Higher Self, the I AM
Awakening the Soul


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