The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis: Understanding the Endocannabinoid System, Addressing Specific Ailments and Conditions, and Making Cannabis-Based Remedies (Paperback)
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Author Tammi Sweet combines her expertise in herbal medicine and neurobiology in this in-depth guide to understanding the science behind the effectiveness of cannabis medicine. In addition to exploring the chemistry of the whole cannabis plant, she explains the physiology of the human body’s endocannabinoid system and why and how it is affected by ingesting cannabis. Based on research and her own clinical experience, Sweet provides technique instructions for the best medicinal cannabis preparations and specific dosage recommendations for using these remedies to address a wide range of conditions, including stress, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and more. This volume offers a wealth of valuable information to healthcare professionals, practitioners of the healing arts, dispensary workers, and medical cannabis users who want to understand the science of cannabis and its effects on the whole body.
About the Author
Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT, is the author of The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis. She is cofounder and codirector of The Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials near Ithaca, New York, where she offers workshops and classes in herbal medicine and online courses in anatomy and physiology. She holds a master’s degree in endocrinology and has been teaching anatomy and physiology to a range of students in a variety of learning environments including massage school, herbal school, and college for the past 30 years.
"This textbook for health-care practitioners and patients offers a broad survey of the physical systems, neuroscience, and chemistry of marijuana before diving into the details: how to prepare and find the correct dosage of cannabis for a list of conditions from stress to chronic pain." — Publishers Weekly
"The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis offers a much-needed integrated resource on the benefits of cannabis, the human endocannabinoid system, and in-depth instructions for making remedies at home for conditions like stress, chronic pain, PTSD, insomnia, and cancer." — Foreword Reviews
“An important book and a wonderful introduction to the body's endocannabinoid system.” — Stephen Harrod Buhner, award-winning author of Herbal Antibiotics and Herbal Antivirals
“This is the best book written on the medicinal and wholistic uses of cannabis. It contains a wealth of information on all aspects of the plant and practical step-by-step instructions on making high quality medicinal products at home. Tammi Sweet brings her knowledge, love, deep insights, and humor to her writing.” — Rosemary Gladstar, best-selling author of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide
“The Wholistic Healing Guide to Cannabis is a beautifully written compendium on cannabis as a plant and as a medicine. Sweet has done a complete job of referencing and explaining the science, healing, and mystery of this sacred master plant. A must-read for enthusiasts as well as patients and caregivers.” — Dr. Jody E. Noé, MS, ND
“Finally, a trustworthy cannabis book! Tammi Sweet combines the practical, heart-centered approach of an herbalist with the scrupulousness of a researcher to craft a book that is profoundly useful and richly informative. She empowers readers to make potent medicine in their own kitchens and has the knowledge to explain why homemade medicine will likely be safer and more effective than expensive isolates sold in dispensaries.” — Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), clinical herbalist and best-selling author of Body into Balance and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies