The new book from Dr. Junella Chin and Aliza Sherman has hit the shelves with stunning reviews from critics. Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature's Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More is a welcome read as most have heard of CBD or Cannabis but know little about the health implications, which Chin and Sherman hope to change.
Published in early June 2019, Cannabis & CBD, expands on current literature around the history of cannabis, botany, science, chemical compounds, case studies and the practical uses of cannabis today.
Described as a "safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis" that details both CBD and THC as compounds to help many health issues both chronic and acute.
About the Authors
Aliza Sherman is the CEO of Ellementa which is a women's wellness network that offers online resources and helps connect women in cities across the US to learn more about cannabis with expert speakers and trusted product brands.
After initially hesitant of the use of cannabis, Sherman succumbed to stigma that cannabis was "dangerous and illegal" and it wasn't until when she was in her early 50's, when suffering with insomnia and chronic neck pain that she began to use cannabis as medicine. Excited by this she vowed to share the benefits of cannabis with other women across.
Dr. Junella Chin specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and is currently treating patients as an integrative cannabis physician in New York City.
As a teen, Chin was diagnosed with a debilitating spinal disease that caused years of chronic pain and tried a wide range of conventional therapies to help the pain. After suffering going through medical school, with long hours standing, one of her attending physicians noticed and offered marijuana in tincture form. Again, Chin had built up resistance through stigma but after a single weekend, she was able to do more, with less pain. After this experience, Chin was able to study cannabis and dedicated her career to help patients integrate medical cannabis safely into their lives.
What is in Cannabis and CBD?
Labelled as a guide to "easing chronic pain and health issues with Cannabis and CBD", the book demystifies cannabis and its history through simple and easy-to-understand language that is accessible for all.
The book delves into the many different forms of cannabis including tinctures, topicals, edibles, flowers, and concentrates and how to ingest which include smoking, vaping, capsules, patches, creams, and more.
Dosing and microdosing are also covered in a digestible way that beginners can understand and put into practice in a safe way.
Other topics covered are:
Safety and storage of cannabis
Physical fitness with cannabis
Sexual Arousal with cannabis
Aging and overall health
As a great introduction for those suffering chronic pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress and more, this book gives digestible information in an accessible way.
You can purchase Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature's Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More from Amazon and make sure to read the interview from Leafly that goes into more information about how Chin and Sherman wrote the book.