weed and wellness
A big problem with healthcare in America is the popularly held belief that taking a medicine can create health somehow. It’s like thinking an oil change is going to fix the dents in your bumper. There is no medicine that creates health. There are medicines that treat diseases and medicines that hide symptoms, but health itself is a product of diet, activity, mindfulness, community, and luck.
While there is some evidence that marijuana can reset homeostatic imbalances, it is still a medicine and only a part of the recipe for health. We recommend meditation, appropriate levels of exercise, plant based diets, and social support for all of our patients and we partner with wellness practitioners in the community so that we can help you find wrap-around services that can benefit the conditions you are treating.
We can refer you to specific types of yoga classes, chiropractors, meditation instructors, acupuncturists, integrative doctors, etc, based on your needs. We do not have any economic relationship with the providers that we refer to. They are simply the people who do the kinds of work we recommend and who support our approach.
Marijuana can be a vital component of wellness and can help treat many conditions, but it, like all medicines, requires a commitment to health that reaches beyond a prescription.