The Physical Effects of Marijuana on the Kidney and Jing Sexual Essence Systems

If a patient demonstrates one or more of these symptoms and signs, marijuana may be exerting physical effects on her/his kidney and Jing sexual essence systems:

Jing Sexual Essence

Long-tern unbalanced marijuana use can deplete and depolarize the Jing sexual essence and confuse, provoke and exhaust a person’s natural sexual functions.

An Unconscious Process

Many of the systems that long-term unbalanced marijuana use affects are unconscious. That’s why it can be difficult for people to know what's happening to them until it's too late to do anything about it.

Fear and Paranoia

Another earmark that marijuana is affecting the kidney system is that the person can feel fear. The fear may take many forms, but it often comes as paranoia.

Loss of Memory

When unbalanced marijuana's beginning to claim the kidney system a person can experience a loss of memory.

This often takes the form of impaired or reduced short-term memory, distortions of long-term memories and impaired or reduced comprehension of what's happening in his or her world.

From Funny to Fearful

When unbalanced marijuana first begins to burn up the kidney Yin it makes things seem hysterically funny.

As the kidney Yin gets more depleted, the fun ends and paranoia begins.

Speedy or Sleepy

Depending on a person’s constitution, burning kidney Yin may leave him/her feeling speedy or sleepy.

Slow Motion

When unbalanced marijuana is affecting the kidney system on a more profound level, things can seem like they’re happening in slow motion.

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