Inflammation plays a part in the development of every single disease. In fact, there is even an ‘Inflammation Theory of Disease’ which looks at this very phenomenon. Battling inflammation is therefore crucial in controlling or curing diseases and injuries. However, it is also important to realize that inflammation is an important process that can help treat illness and injury, as it promotes healing. So it’s a balancing act.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is fundamentally involved in inflammation and immune system regulation. Different health problems trigger different inflammatory pathways. Figuring out how and in what way the ECS is involved in the development of different health problems is key to our understanding of how to battle different types of inflammation.
The fact that cannabis can battle so many different types of inflammation via its interaction with the ECS is what makes it such a versatile medication.
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