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.
When unbalanced marijuana is affecting the kidney system on a more profound level, things can seem like they’re happening in slow motion.
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Although the effects of cannabis on memory are often reported to be detrimental, it’s important to note that the kinds of memories and their qualities play an important role in their retrieval. In this case, marijuana is sometimes reported to facilitate the surfacing of forgotten and/or buried memories. It seems to me that this is a strong indicator of marijuana’s adaptogenic effect pointing the user in the direction of healing...
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Research is bearing out each of these observations of marijuana’s multiple effects on memory...
If you think that the effects of marijuana on memory are complex, just look at the combined effects of marijuana and tobacco on memory!
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
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine