Cancer and Rick Simpson Oil help to battle the diseaseTOI TRINH
Cancer is malignant growth of abnormal cells caused by uncontrolled cell division. The disease can attack any part of the body apart from the nail and hair.
Rick Simpson Oil abbreviated as ‘RSO’ is an extract of cannabis strains particularly sativa dominant strains (High in THC & CBN) used to cure cancer. The Rick Simpson oil is named after the oil inventor, a medical cannabis activist that discovered cannabis’ potent healing power on cancer. His discovery was after battling basal cell carcinoma of the skin with conventional treatments without improvement in the year 2003. Rick Simpson then dedicated his life to cannabis oil research, and spending the great news on cannabis oil’s role in treatment of cancer. It’s been over a decade since his discovery. He has treated numerous individuals with different forms cancer and other diseases including, but not limited to, HIVAIDS, Crohn’s disease, depression, insomnia, glaucoma, chronic pains, and auto immune diseases.
Cannabis chemical compounds THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBN (Cannabinol) prevent cancer spread by turning off a gene known as Id-1. Cancer cells make many copies of the gene Id-1 than non-cancerous cells, and it aids them aggressively spread through the body.
THC specifically delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol and CBN modify cancer cell responses by inhibiting cell-free nucleic acid synthesis; hence have a great biological significance in antineoplastic activity.
The RSO has similar effects on a various types of cancer. The RSO contents are cannabis containing THC, CBN & endocannabinoid analogues ‘methanandamide’ with an increased affinity to intercellular adhesion to molecule1 (ICAM-1) on cancer cells. These cells become more susceptible to WBCs (White Blood Cells) known as lymphokine activated killer cells (LAK), these are natural anticancer defense systems. However, CBN selectively targets abnormal cells leaving normal cells not affected, by triggering Interleukins specifically Interleukin-2-a cellular glycoprotein that activates lymphokine activated killer cells (LAK). Thus works on the neoplasm by;
- Inducing cancer cell apoptosis (natural cell death).
- Impair malignant tumor angiogenesis.
- Inhibiting epithelial growth factor.
- Control and reduce growth and metastasis.
- Inhibit cell viability.
RSO therapy entails a 60grams or 60mls cannabis intake in 90 days. The oil can be administered differently depending on the disease. The administration routes are; topical, sublingual, oral ingestion & inhalation.
Cannabis cancer treatment schedule
Week 1 – Start with an 8hrly dose daily. The amount should be half the size of a rice grain.
Week 2- 5 – Double the prior amounts taken every 4 days.
Week 5 – 12 – Use 1gram of the RSO per day. Preferably in three divided doses. Take this daily until the 60grams is over.
RSO is used to curb awful side effects of chemotherapy for patients who have opted for conventional treatment. It’s known to alleviate pain, reduce nausea & vomiting and stimulate appetite.
Cannabinoid drugs that are FDA-approved contain THC, where the main active chemical is found in cannabis. Examples;
- Marinol (dronabinol) controls of nausea & vomiting caused by chemotherapeutic agents and stimulates appetite in AIDS and cancer patients.
- Cesame (nabilone) an antiemetic used to prevent nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy sessions.
Note: Condensed cannabis oil is very potent, thus must be approached as such. It should never be taken in higher doses than the recommended dosages unless quite certain on how RSO affects the particular individual.