The Non-Physical Effects of Marijuana on the Heart and Blood Systems

If a patient demonstrates one or more of these symptoms and signs, marijuana may be exerting non-physical effects on her/his heart and blood systems:

The Fire of the Heart

The fire of the marijuana can join together with the fire of the heart.

Sacred Fire and Creative Expression

Purification in sacred fire.

Beautiful, miraculous living form to a person’s innermost creative ideas.

One long, spontaneous, creative expression of self.

Loss of Dreams

One of the most common true side effects of unbalanced marijuana is the loss of dreams.

Depression and Withdrawal


Moods go up and down.

Creative depression.

Withdraws from life.

Sleeping a lot or Insomnia.

Feeling Inadequate and Clumsy


Sexually repressed.


Unable to concentrate.



Desperately trying to get something, anything done.

A Primal Awakening

A primal awakening of creativity and expression or

Explodes with a drug-addled force that may burn down everything in his/her life and reduce it to ashes.

Memory Loss

People can experience memory loss as their mind ‘goes to pot.’

They may lose the edge and creativity they once had.

They sense there’s something wrong with them, but they don’t know what it is.

Verbal skills and ability to keep track of time can be highly compromised.

Potential Breakthrough

May breakthrough to a state of intellectual and spiritual discrimination and become a bastion of reason.

Express his/her ideas with absolute clarity.

Continuously discovers new and better ways to make his/her ideas useful in the world.

Incessant Talker

Non-stop talking.

Thoughts may begin to have a pressure behind them that pushes people away.


Loses the ability to organize.

Loses the power to express warmth.

‘The System’ has crushed them.


The Appearance of Love

Appreciation, joy and celebration for others.

May discover some form of love.

Instability of life becomes increasingly unsatisfying for them.

Epiphanies of self-realization and expansiveness.

They generally don’t want to be restricted or controlled in any way.

Followers of the Status Quo

The person’s energy begins to collapse inward.

The fleeting joys from the last level tumble.

Vacuum of creativity.

No feelings.




Dragged into the river of the status quo.

S/he becomes a follower.

Seeking Approval and Editing Personal History

Bloodless reptilian.

Fears rejection.

Seeks approval.

Takes no risks.



Spend her/his time looking into the past.

Edits history.

No Warmth, Seeking Others

Without warmth.

May become a bureaucrat.

Guilty Feelings

Guilt can poison sexual feelings.

Difficult or absent ability to orgasm if they are women.

Frequent small, spontaneous, premature ejaculations if they are men.

Spends money excessively.

A Draw to Black and White

Feels lost in life.

Loses ability to separate what’s important from what’s not important.

Getting high doesn’t bring clarity anymore.

Feel like a curse or divine punishment hangs over her/him.

Confuses love and hate.

No discernment.

Drawn to fundamentalism.

Treatments and Therapies

Qi Gong

Acupuncture and Herbal Treatments

The Marijuana Syndromes


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This is only a brief synopsis of my findings. For extensive details on my research and 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