The Physical Effects of Marijuana on the Digestive System



If a patient demonstrates one or more of these symptoms and signs, marijuana may be exerting physical effects on her/his digestive system:



Digestive Fluids

Unbalanced marijuana can harm the digestive system over time by drying up a person’s digestive fluids.



Heat in the Digestion

If somebody takes marijuana without balancing it, it can create pathogenic heat in the digestion, and confuse the function of the Middle Jiao, or overall digestive abilities.



Munchies and Rushes

Munchies and rushes happen for three main reasons:

1) The warm to hot, drying and dispersive nature of marijuana dries up the digestive fluids.

2) The spice and poison of unbalanced marijuana can confuse the Middle Jiao and compromise the integrity of the spleen system. The body will do anything to normalize the spleen system to get back in balance. Eating is the quickest way to do it.

3) The body wants to dilute and antidote marijuana’s poison. The fastest way to do that is by eating and drinking, hence the munchies and cottonmouth.



Constipation

The heat, expansion and dispersion that unbalanced marijuana can create may throw the entire digestive function off over time, and can eventually dry out the full length of the digestive tract.

This can slowly compromise the functions and movement of the intestines.

Test: Can the patient express a bowel movement without taking cannabis?



Manufacturing Qi

The way the digestion functions dictates many of the ambient feelings that run through a person as s/he goes through the day.

When the digestion gets congested, nothing else seems right.




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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

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