Marijuana and Aging



Can Unbalanced Marijuana Induce Aging?

Losing Yin is a big part of the aging process.

Losing kidney Yin withers a person up.

Losing kidney Yang means losing the genuine heat one needs to maintain life itself.

Losing kidney Qi means losing the functions of the organs.

Unbalanced marijuana can speed up these processes that happen naturally as a person ages.

A Comparison of Marijuana’s Effects and Aging

Unbalanced marijuana can:

- poison a person little by little over time.

- create excessive heat in the body,

- dry up the body fluids, Yin and Jing sexual essence.

- confuse and dry up the digestive system,

- compromise the immune system and

- reduce mental and emotional capacity for dealing with life.

The main issues we face as we age are:

- desiccation,

- toxification,

- a rising fire of inflammation,

- loss of fluids, Yin and Jing sexual essence.

- a reduced digestive capability,

- less energy in general,

- difficult to thrive in the face of life’s demands.

Unbalanced marijuana's effects, in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are very similar or identical to the process of aging. On a clinical level they are nearly indistinguishable.


This is just a synopsis of my clinical findings. For a more detailed understanding of these effects and their treatments, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine


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For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine

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