Mainstream medicine has failed miserably when it comes to autism.
Conventional doctors don’t know what causes it. And they have no effective treatments for it.
But a new study provides hope for a natural remedy.
Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center looked at 188 autistic subjects.[i]
BGU’s Dr. Gal Meiri explained that he and his colleagues analyzed data collected as part of a medical cannabis treatment program of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).[ii]
ASD is an umbrella term for a wide range of autism conditions. Those afflicted may have difficulties ranging from mild to severe. They may have impaired social skills, perform repetitive behaviors, or have difficulty communicating..
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that one in 59 American children are affected by ASD.[iii]
Most of the patients in the study were treated with cannabis oil for six months. It contained 30% cannabidiol oil (CBD) and 1.5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The patients’ results broke down like so:
- 30% reported major improvement.
- 54% reported moderate improvement.
- 7% had slight improvement.
- 9% had no improvement.
The researchers also assessed specific experiences. At the end of treatment, 66.8% of patients reported good quality of life. That was double the number from before treatment started.
Forty-two percent reported having a positive mood at the start. That number rose to 63.5% after six months.
The number of patients able to shower and get dressed independently rose from 26.4% to 42.9%.
Good sleep quality was reported by 3.3% of patients at the outset. The number rose to 24.7% after treatment.
Dr. Victor Novack worked on the study. He said that it “suggests that cannabis treatment is safe and can improve ASD symptoms and improve ASD patients’ quality of life.”
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