Plants Heal- Research and Therapeutic Applications for Pain, Sleep and Mental Health (NO CEU COURSE) with Genevieve Newton, PhD, DC & Joe LaVacca, DPT & Alyson Evans, DC Copy

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The first known records of the cannabis plant being utilized for medicinal and healing purposes dates back to 4500 BC. Approaching the 20th century cannabis was the most common ingredient in almost all over the counter medications. It seemed that cannabis was here to stay, that is until the early 1900s.

This course will take you on a journey to understand how the lost art and science of the healing properties of the hemp plant has shaped our current understanding of this important area of plant based medicine.

You will explore the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and it’s importance of “directing and correcting” almost every cellular process in our body. The ECS has roles in digestion, inflammation, immunity, stress responses, wakeful and restful states and has been shown to be neurologically protective following injury to our nervous system.

Science has been limited in its progress in the fields of endocannabinoid and phytocannabinoid science; until now.

The landscape of our understanding of cannabinoid science and its role in our overall health is changing everyday. In this course, research and therapeutic applications for cannabinoid medicine will be presented objectively in the areas of pain, sleep, anxiety and depression. You will be challenged to think outside the box on your current beliefs about physical and mental health; and how patient preference, clinical evidence and scientific research all play a key role in patient centered care.

You will complete this course with many answers to the questions you may have about the CBD industry, it’s growing popularity and your role in helping your patients and clients become more educated in this area of medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss hemp plant medicine as a factor to improve our approach to physical, mental and sleep healthcare

  2. Review the history of cannabis and it’s cultural, industrial and medicinal uses throughout time.

  3. Define and discuss the differences in terminology used when discussing the cannabis/hemp plant and its chemical compounds.

  4. Understand the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and it’s importance in regulating many biological systems

  5. Review cannabinoid research and therapeutic applications of cannabis in treating pain, sleep and mental health disorders.

  6. Understand the process of cultivation, extracting and processing the cannabis plant into cannabinoid products and the importance of testing at each stage.

  7. Discuss our current understanding of how cannabinoid products are digested and metabolized and the advancements in cannabinoid science to improve their bioavailability.

  8. Review the steps for understanding CBD label claims and consider the factors that affect CBD consuming guidelines.

  9. Understand the role cannabis/hemp plant medicine has in the future of healthcare

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the Quiz (if a CEU course)
  4. Complete Course Evaluation
  5. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Cannabinoid Science Course

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