cbd and auditory processing disorder

December 15, 2021 By admin Off

Parents embody a certain kind of power when it comes to fighting for their children. Especially when that fight pertains to their child’s quality of life. Band several parents together and you have a full-fledged revolution.

That’s exactly what’s happening with Clara’s Clubhouse, a non-profit organization founded by three mothers in Sarasota, Florida, whose children are dealing with sensory sensitivities and Autism. Not only is the trio breaking new ground for their kids, they’re sharing their knowledge and resources with other families, too. What sparked this uprising? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, being used for treating autism.

Clara’s progress continued. Two months later, at a one-year follow-up MRI of her brain, all the damage witnessed the prior year had resolved.

CBD Treating Autism.

Excited by what she was seeing, French started vlogging Clara’s progress on Facebook. It caught the attention of other families dealing with issues similar to Clara’s. It also caught the eye of a news channel, which featured a story about Clara’s journey. News channels in other states spread the word. French started getting phone calls from other families.

A mother hearing French’s siren song: Sarah Magro. Her son, Isaac, who’s the same age as Clara, also has Autism and attends the same pre-school and therapy clinic. Magro, a registered nurse, saw Clara’s progress with Lunadoil firsthand – Clara was starting to talk. “Finding something to help Isaac be able to say what he’s thinking was what we were looking for.”

“The opportunities with CBD are endless, as is the good it can do,” she says. “I feel I have to shout from the rooftops.”

As word circulated about Clara’s success with Lunadoil, French was introduced to Mindy Bittle, whose 11-year-old son Wyatt had been using CBD oil since 2017. “We had a lot of reciprocal information to share,” Bittle says.

Photo: Nikki French’s Facebook page devoted to Clara’s Clubhouse.

Together, French and the physician did research over a six-month period. During this time, Clara received a Non-Verbal Spectrum Disorder, Level II diagnosis. Six months later, Clara began a CBD protocol. Her response was immediate. The day Clara took CBD oil, she ventured, for the very first time, into the family playroom, an echo-prone space filled with bright colors and toys. French was excited.

Anecdotal Evidence Spreads Via Facebook.

Photo by Aleksandr_Kravtsov.

“This showed me CBD was helping her regulate all the sensory input she was getting,” French says. “It was like something clicked in her brain.”

Eventually, Clara plateaued on the type of CBD oil she’d been taking, leading to French’s discovery of Lunadoil. “November 3, 2018,” French recites. “It was the day our lives changed forever.” Clara started trying to communicate and make eye contact. By her fifth day on Lunadoil, she ate an entire meal using utensils on her own. “The addition of CBG [cannabigerol] was a game-changer for us,” French says. “It was the missing link.”

“The Lunadoil made him so much more aware of what was happening around him, and the people around him,” Magro says. A downside, “With his increased awareness, he notices stuff he doesn’t like more now, too.”

Sharing Information.

After meeting with Isaac’s developmental pediatrician and regular pediatrician, the Magros got the green light to start him on Lunidoil in December 2018. Within a month, the team that works with Isaac – several speech, occupational and behavior therapists – started noticing changes. He began following directions, directives he’d never even acknowledged in the past. This opened the door for expanding his therapies.

“Between different therapies and CBD, it’s definitely a collaborative effort,” Bittle says of his treatment path. “I firmly believe CBD has enabled him not to be on any other medication. And I’d much rather give him an herbal extract than something somebody cooked up in a pharmacy.”

French began researching CBD’s impact on sensory sensitivities. At Clara’s next neurology appointment, French mentioned her findings with the doctor, who gave the idea a nod.

At some point, Wyatt, who’s also been diagnosed with Autism, began displaying self-injuring behaviors, leading the Bittles to put him on the prescription medication, Abilify. The drug sent him into liver failure. Bittle began asking her son’s doctors about using a CBD tincture for treating Autism. Eventually, she received the go-ahead. Two years in, he plateaued. After meeting French, Bittle switched Wyatt to Lunadoil. His communication and interaction levels have noticeably improved, as has his willingness to try new things.

As excited as these parents are about the success they’ve witnessed with Lunadoil, they’d like to see a push for more testing and regulation. Magro says, “I’m hesitant to go further without some sort of research behind it telling me what’s safe.” She’s concerned about the herbal-based medication’s potential to cause liver dysfunction. An initial concern she had has been allayed. “I was afraid Lunadoil would make Isaac drowsy, but it doesn’t at all.”

The most well known political victims with the use of cannabis in the last several years was Charlotte , a 2 year old girl living with a progressive seizure disorder . It was her story and the growers in Colorado that really got the cannabinoids out of these plants, and catapulted these new uses in the U. S.

One of the big challenges with medical cannabis, in my view, is in determining which strains and forms to use for your own medical challenges. This web site below list information on how to select your cannabis strain. And below, is a chart to assist in selecting a strain.

You be the judge as to whether you think you might benefit from newer strains of cannabis and CBD oil . I would like to see further research done to better understand the types & amounts needed to provide benefits in a range of disorders. Unfortunately for me, this single trial of CBS oil did not produce any measurable benefit. But I feel that it is likely that further research will lead to new information on its use in illness.

Charlotte’s Story on CNN.

In contrast to what many may think, the true medicinal aspect of marijuana , or cannabis, is not in the THC, the component that makes you high. Rather, it’s in the cannabinoids , a substance found both in the plant and as a neurotransmitter in the human brain. However, a rather complex purification process is required to produce the cannabinoids from the marijuana plant, which is produced as an oil for oral consumption.

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Now it should come as no surprise that the country who has done the most amount of cannabis research is Israel . And the developed country that has done the least, is the United States. And for good reason, it is illegal to do research on it in the U. S.

According to the center and published research, there are two different types of cannabinoid receptors in the human body, CB1 and CB2 , found in different locations and which do different things. CB1 is mostly found on cells in the nervous system, including certain areas of the brain and the ends of nerves throughout the body, while CB2 receptors are mostly found in cells from the immune system. Because of their location in the brain, it’s thought that CB1 receptors are responsible for the infamous ‘high’ (known as psychoactive effects) resulting from using cannabis.

I have provided a brief update on Oct. 31, 2016 to this blog about the CNN TV program Weeds, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta . Please see my update and additional links on this topic further below . Dr. Gupta had presented some compelling medical evidence of some benefits of medical marijuana in neurological and seizure disorders, as well as benefits to those undergoing chemotherapy for treatment of cancer.

Sensiseeds.com – How to Select the Best Cannabis Strain for your Medical Condition.

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This cancer site below has been involved in research studies with cannabis and the role of cannabinoids in the human body.

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Nootropics boost Brain Function and Performance.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam.

Drum circles help to reduce stress and stimulate the brain for optimal function in the workplace.

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Below, is a link to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam , the world renowned expert on medical cannabis :

I’m not trying to make a political statement other than to report on what Dr. Gupta is sharing on CNN. The most compelling benefits in his reports have been in seizure disorders in children , which may well be a variant of x-linked hydrocephalus, where the children often have marked developmental and birth anomalies . In addition, many patients with hydrocephalus suffer seizures, with reports ranging up to 1/3 of those with hydrocephalus . It would seem cannabis could offer benefits to these individuals with hydrocephalus.

Lastly, below is a blog I authored in late 2015 on Nootropics, which are vitamin supplements that help to raise levels of neurotransmitters and related chemicals in the brain, as well as improve memory and productivity.