Marijuana is ‘among the most forgiving medicines we know’ said Humes – who described cannabis as a ‘neurological laxative’ that ‘acts to surface anxiety which the user holds within himself’.
Doc touted the weed as the best remedy for stress – ‘the necessary medicine for the nation’s anxiety-tension problem’.
‘America is so sick’ he declared ‘and cannabis is the specific medicine for the disease that afflicts us’.
Chronic ‘anxiety-tension’ Humes explained ‘is a state of general blockage that shows up most obviously at an individual’s ‘weakest link’ so it can have a wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms as well as being generally debilitating …
Most of the common elements from which people suffer are really symptoms of anxiety-tension – including headache – backache – insomnia – fatigue – irritability – GI disturbances such as constipation and ulcers – overweight – arthritis and so on.
Anxiety-tension has also been very clearly implicated in more deadly disorders such as high blood pressure – heart disease – cancer proneness and premature aging … Depression is frequently a symptom of anxiety-tension.
Ganja’s biphasic qualities allowed smokers to ‘equilibrate’ the nervous system – according to Humes.
Consumed in appropriate quantities the herb could calm the hyper or invigorate the sluggish.
‘The medical use of cannabis depends precisely on managing its psychoactive properties’ Doc counseled.
‘In heavy dosage it functions like a hypnotic.
In a light dosage it functions like an illuminant’.
Do you have anxiety?
Have you tried just about everything to get over it but it just keeps coming back?
Perhaps you thought you had got over it only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance?
Whatever your circumstances science can help you to beat anxiety for good.
In social situations it can make it hard to talk to others; you might feel like you’re constantly being judged or have symptoms such as stuttering – sweating – blushing or an upset stomach.
It can appear out of the blue as a panic attack when sudden spikes of anxiety make you feel like you’re about to have a heart attack – go mad or lose control.
Or it can be present all the time as in generalised anxiety disorder – when diffuse and pervasive worry consumes you and you look to the future with dread.
Researchers say a new study shows kids who live in a home with a pet dog score far lower on clinical measures of anxiety.
It’s a small study – focusing on 643 kids between 6 and 7.
But the team at Bassett Medical Center in New York found that just 12 percent of children with pet dogs tested positive for clinical anxiety – compared to 21 percent of children without a dog.
‘It may be that less anxious children have pet dogs or pet dogs make children less anxious’ Dr. Anne Gadomski and colleagues wrote in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
It’s not an entirely surprising finding.
Pet dogs can also benefit adults and federal health officials recommend that adults consider getting a dog.
For one thing they can encourage people to exercise.
And Gadomski was aware of just how special pets can be to a child.
Looking back on the 800,000 words she produced over a quarter-century of journaling Manguso produces an unusual meta-reflection that exudes the concise sagacity of Zen teachings and the penetrating insight of Marshall McLuhan’s “probes.”
She becomes in fact a kind of McLuhan of the self – probing not the collective conscience but the individual psyche – yet extracting widely resonant human truth and transmuting it into enormously expansive wisdom.