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Cannabis for Chronic Pain Dr. Rav Ivker.

Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Dr. Rav Ivker

Touchstone Books

c/o Simon & Schuster

1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

9781501155888 $26.99 hc / $12.99

Synopsis: Cannabis for Chronic Pain is the first authoritative and comprehensive guide for treating chronic pain with medical marijuana from a holistic family physician who has treated more than six thousand chronic pain patients with cannabis.

While the number of patients using medical marijuana increases every year, misconceptions about cannabis and whether it's harmful or dangerous still exist. In Cannabis for Chronic Pain, Dr. Rav explains the potential of marijuana's capacity for healing anyone afflicted with chronic pain. Medical marijuana is a safe, non-addictive alternative to dangerous opiate pain pills.

Along with sharing his own story of using medical marijuana to heal from a severe case of shingles, Dr. Rav guides you through the cannabis and holistic treatment for your specific chronic pain condition. If you are suffering from arthritis, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, IBS, Crohn's Disease, anxiety, depression, or pain from cancer or its treatment, this may be the book for you.

Dr. Rav offers step by step instruction on the benefits and appropriate use of medical marijuana. And he dispels many of the misconceptions. Did you know that you don't have to smoke or eat cannabis for it to be effective? There are now patches and drops. We are entering a new age of acceptance and perhaps most importantly, as Dr. Rav highlights, it is now possible to create a distinct cannabis prescription for different types of chronic pain. Find what works for you and finally get the relief you need.

Critique: Author Dr. Rav Ivker earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has nearly five decades of experience as a practitioner of holistic family medicine. In Cannabis for Chronic Pain, Dr. Ivker candidly discusses the use of cannabis (which has been decriminalized or legalized in several U.S. states; some other states allow cannabis for medicinal purposes only) as a safe, fast-acting, and nonaddictive alternative to opioid pain pills. (It should be noted that unlike cannabis, opioid pills are physically addictive, and according to the CDC opioids were involved in over 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone). Thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Cannabis for Chronic Pain is a "must-read" for both medical doctors and patients looking for measures to relieve recurring pain. Highly recommended.

Clint Travis


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Date:Oct 1, 2017
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